Arrow Industrial Doors 

Industrial Doors

Arrow was founded in 1984 and is based in Hull. It supplies rapid roll doors, automatic doors and PVC strip curtain doors across the UK. Its primary markets include retail, distribution and construction.

In 2012 it invested in Advanced Doors, a roller shutter door business in Huddersfield and in 2015 acquired the remaining majority stake. The investment has allowed it to provide a wider range of products into the markets in which it operates.

In 2014 Arrow began investing in Regional Business Centres to provide local repair, install and maintenance services and is now operating 5 regional business centres in Scotland, the North East, Yorkshire, the Midlands and the South East.

In 2019 the group implemented a new IT platform providing a fully integrated solution linking all aspects of the business, including all engineer scheduling and activity recording.

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Hi-Technology Group Limited

Plastic injection tool making and moulding services

Hi Technology Group was founded in 1983 and has grown steadily to become a “one stop shop” for plastic injection moulding. Operating from its factories in Waterlooville, Hampshire and Slovakia it offers a wide range of services including design and tooling manufacture, plastic injection moulding and assembly for its blue chip customer base.

In 2019 the company expanded into an additional factory close to its existing site in Waterlooville to allow it to significantly extend its moulding and assembly offer in the UK.

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Leafield Logistics and Technical Services

Naval spares distribution

Leafield was founded in 1992 and its core business concerns the management of naval stock for the range of vessels originally operated by the Royal Navy but which are now in use serving overseas navies. The company currently services customers in 16 countries with a variety of naval spares and other commercial parts.  In the last three years significant orders have been placed for the refurbishment of gas turbine engines in Pakistan, Chile and Romania.

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Procomm Site Services

Supplier (hire and sale) of modular temporary accommodation

Procomm began trading in early 2002, following the acquisition of the hire fleet assets from a solvent Enron subsidiary. The business has grown steadily since then and now operates from 4 branches in Redcar, Warrington, Newport and Luton.

Procomm has recently expanded its offer to include higher specification “ContainExtra” units and also generators and other ancillary products.

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The Davis Group

Rail Wagons and general fabrication

W H Davis was originally a family business established in 1910 and is based near Mansfield. The company’s core business is rail freight wagons on which it offers three services including; design and manufacturing, refurbishment and modification of existing rolling stock and 24 hour on-site maintenance and repair via it’s sister company Davis Wagon Services. W H Davis also manufactures containers and other specialist equipment.
It offers a number of unique products including the Lowliner freight wagon which is the only wagon currently in service that can access the entire UK rail network.

In 2014 it was awarded the contract to manufacture Biomass wagons for the Drax power station.

In recent years it has led the initiative to repurpose many old hopper wagons for alternative purposes and in 2019 it was awarded a significant new wagon manufacturing contract for the Ecofret wagon for VTG, which is a similar product to the Lowliner Wagon.

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Peak Power Limited

On 30th September 2016 PEL acquired rights to four sites across the UK which had the opportunity to be developed as potential peak energy providers to the National Grid. 

Two of these sites have now been sold and the two remaining sites retain the potential to be sold in the next one to two years.

Welborne Land


Welborne Land was set up in 2017 and acquired approximately 400 acres of land adjacent to  Southwick as part of the Welborne Garden Village project.  The project aims to deliver approximately 6,000 homes and is a key legacy project for not only PEL but also the Thistlethwayte family and Estate. 

A resolution to grant permission was passed in September 2019 and the project is now working towards its S106 Agreement.




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Winchester Solar Ltd


Winchester Solar was founded in 2015 and has subsequently built a 13mw solar park in Wiltshire.  PEL acquired a major stake in the business in 2018.

PEL increased its holding to 95% in September 2020.

Chevron was sold in March 2018 to Triton a European mid market PE house.

St Francis

Veterinary Services

St Francis was sold in November 2014


Manufacture of bedding products

Snug was sold in July 2012


Freight Forwarding

Operating from 3 UK sites the business enjoyed considerable success in its 40 year history, but following increased competition and consolidation in the market the decision was taken to exit the business in 2015