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We are delighted to have brought such a well-respected, technology-enabled business into the Stonbury fold. We thank Jim Panton and his team for choosing us as their partners and wish them all a very warm welcome. Our clients can now look forward to a complete end-to-end solution to their water asset needs across the whole of the UK”.

Trevor Hoyle, CEO

Jim Panton, MD of Panton McLeod, added, “From the moment discussions with Trevor and Stonbury began about a possible acquisition, there was a clear view of the synergies that existed between the two businesses. We have been on a sustainability focused journey for a number of years and Stonbury’s current position in the water and environment sectors is where we have been aiming to get to for a while and I am delighted that we can now join the Stonbury Group.

David Bains, Partner and Head of East Midlands and East of England at LDC, said, “The addition of Panton McLeod further enhances Stonbury’s reputation as a leading critical infrastructure services business. It also bolsters the business’ expertise in supporting the water and environment industries to mitigate the impacts of climate change”.

Stonbury was advised by Howes Percival and Browne Jacobson (Legal) and RSM (Finance)

Panton McLeod was advised by N4 Partners LLP and MBM Commercial LLP (Legal) and Douglas Home & Co. (Finance)


Stonbury Ltd was founded in 1983 and offers agile, direct delivery solutions to both the water industry and wider water environment. Currently holding close to 30 frameworks, Stonbury works with most of the UK’s water companies as well as the Environment Agency to deliver low carbon solutions across their asset estates.


For almost 30 years Panton McLeod has provided expert guidance and support on specialist inspection and cleaning of critical assets that process, use or distribute water throughout the UK and Ireland. Established in 1994 the company has been dedicated to supporting clients to protect, maintain and improve water quality.


For more details please contact Iain Weir or visit www.stonbury.com