Bristow & Sutor

Extends credit management arm with acquisition

Leading judicial services and debt recovery group Bristow & Sutor has expanded its range of management and support services with the acquisition of Credit Style

Leading judicial services and debt recovery group Bristow & Sutor has expanded its range of management and support services with the acquisition of Credit Style, which was announced following regulatory approval from the FCA and SRA.

The acquisition of the Sheffield-based company sees Bristow & Sutor group grow to more than 450 employees working across the UK, providing end-to-end debt collection and credit management support for clients.

The acquisition combines Bristow & Sutor’s local authority customer base and Debt Recovery Plus’ private parking customers with Credit Style’s commercial client list, strengthening the group’s capability to provide legal services.

Bristow & Sutor is one of the UK’s largest enforcement and debt collection agencies and supports local authorities in areas including council tax, business rates and parking fines.

Bristow & Sutor Chief Executive Andy Rose said: “Our growth plans are strongly focused on transforming debt collection, through technology, new ways of working and a relentless focus on positive outcomes - for clients and service users.

“In Credit Style, we have found the perfect partner to support our ambitions. We have been extremely impressed with their pride, energy and vision for the business and look forward to working with the team on the next phase of our growth plans.”

Richard Martin from Credit Style added: “It’s great for us to be part of a forward-thinking group, which is committed to delivering the best results for clients, supported through the highest standard of service.

“This is an exciting time for both companies and we’re pleased to be supporting the group’s ambitions for growth and excellence.”