Argenbright Group Enlists Industry Titans to Propel UK and European Expansion

August 5, 2023
Argenbright Group was founded by its Executive Chairman, Frank Argenbright. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations in the United Kingdom and India.

Key Takeaways

  1. Argenbright Group brings on board industry stalwarts, former Tesco Chairman John Allan, CBE, and former Commissioner of London Metropolitan Police, Lord John Stevens, as senior advisors for the UK and European businesses.
  2. The strategic move is aimed at bolstering the company’s operations across these regions, solidifying its global standing in tech-enabled solutions for the aviation services, facilities management, and security services markets.
  3. The Argenbright Group has been escalating its presence in the UK security and aviation sectors, with the acquisitions of Amberstone Security and The Protector Group in 2022 and the purchase of UK-based Unifi Aviation in July 2023.

About Argenbright Group

The Argenbright Group, an Atlanta-based privately held conglomerate, is known for offering tech-enabled solutions to a variety of sectors, including aviation services, facilities management, and commercial and government security. Since its establishment in 1979 by Frank A. Argenbright, Jr., the company has evolved into a $1.6 billion global operation with a presence in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Europe.

A Step towards Strategic Expansion

The appointment of industry veterans John Allan and Lord John Stevens is a strategic move to bolster the Argenbright Group’s expansion in the UK and European markets. Allan brings to the table 37 years of expertise, having served at the helm of several public and private corporations. Similarly, Lord Stevens carries more than four decades of experience in policing and security, contributing his insights gained from handling high-profile national cases.

“I am delighted that both John Allan and Lord John Stevens are joining us as advisors to our executive teams in the UK across our security and aviation businesses,” stated Frank Argenbright, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Argenbright Group. “Their extensive knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we develop transformational and innovative solutions for our customers, grow our operations in the UK, and expand to Europe.”

Recent Acquisitions Fuelling Growth

Argenbright Group’s growth trajectory in the UK security and aviation sectors has been notable. In 2022, the company acquired Amberstone Security and The Protector Group. Its most recent purchase in July 2023 was of Up & Away, a prominent UK-based aviation services and private jet detailing company with operations across 14 UK airports.

“As we expand our operations in the UK, we are delighted to welcome John Allan and Lord John Stevens as advisors to the Argenbright Group businesses in the UK,” said Ernie Patterson, Chairman, International Business for Argenbright Group. “Earlier this year, Argenbright announced an ambitious investment and growth plan in the UK region, and both of them are uniquely positioned to advise our businesses during this period of growth.”

Looking Ahead

With the guidance of John Allan and Lord John Stevens, the Argenbright Group aims to continue its rapid growth and consolidate its position as a global leader in providing tech-enabled solutions. As it continues to innovate and expand, the company is set to create a significant impact on the aviation, facilities management, and security sectors across the globe.

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