In March 2021, Enact completed the acquisition of historic Yorkshire business, Bartoline Limited.
Bartoline is Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries to the UK’s largest DIY retailers, as well trade and wholesale outlets. Based in Beverley, the company employees 100 people and specialises in paint solvents, fillers, adhesives, decorating sundries and wood care products.
THE IMPACT SO FAR
Following the acquisition, Enact has worked closely with the existing management team to recruit additional skills and experience into the business to match Bartoline’s growth ambitions. This has included a new Managing Director, Paul Robbins, and Chairman, Gary Dee. Paul Robbins was appointed immediately post acquisition, taking over from Simon Barton who, after 29 years of service, retired. Paul brings significant experience from his previous roles at Akzo Nobel, most recently Managing Director of Northern Europe.
Enact has invested funds and time to support future growth and expand production capacity. This has led to Bartoline launching a new decorating and building trade range called ‘1876 The Professional Range’, a name chosen to reflect the company’s inception date. The range provides a comprehensive suite of professional quality decorating supplies covering white spirits, powder fillers, ready-mix filler, plaster skim, wallpaper adhesives, caulk, adhesives and sanitary and frame sealants.