Alconex was incorporated in 2017 and acquired by Portchester Equity on 31 December 2022.

Alconex is a multi-utility service provider offering a bespoke and innovative service to its customers across the UK, complemented by a highly-skilled, in-house design team.  The core business serves the residential housing market but are increasingly supporting industrial and commercial clients with their projects.

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Arrow was founded in 1984 with its headquarters based in Hull. Arrow is now the leading independent UK based manufacturer, supplier and installer of high quality specialist doors and services for industrial, retail and commercial applications.

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 (‘RBCs’) to provide local repair, installation and maintenance services and is now operating 6 regional business centres in Scotland, the North East, Yorkshire, the Midlands, the South East and the South Central.  The RBC business model remains an important part of the business strategy and further locations are being explored.

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.

The business currently offers an extensive product range, provides the highest level of installation, aftercare and maintenance services backed by a 24/7 life-time support and the ability to consult, design, manufacture and install an industrial door system to the highest possible standard.


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construction company

Brymor is one of the largest independent construction companies in the UK and has an established reputation for quality on the South coast.  Established in 1987, Portchester Equity Limited acquired the business on the 8th July 2022.  Brymor Group Southern have in house design, technical and delivery skills comparable to far larger organisations.  

The company’s aim is to always find the most cost-effective solutions for client’s needs, supported by preconstruction service delivering innovative solutions.  Reputation is critical and the team at Brymor Group Southern Limited take huge pride in the excellent customer delivering agreed outcomes on time and to the agreed budget.

Flagship projects completed by Brymor Group Southern Limited include the Horizon cruise terminal at the Port of Southampton. 

The business is currently supporting Southampton Football Club to build their new state-of-the-art gym.


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building communities

Buckland Development Limited was originally established in 2006 to represent Southwick Estate – the local custodian of land allocated by the Local Council for Welborne.  The company was then incorporated into the Portchester Equity Limited group in 2021.

Buckland Development Limited is the Master Developer responsible for the delivery of WElborne Garden Village near Fareham, Hampshire,  Buckland has been working with Fareham Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and other public sector and community group stakeholders to deliver the Welborne vision.  The influence of Southwick Estate as a locally invested long-term landlord has embedded a strong legacy approach into Buckland Development Limited’s model of delivery.

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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.  Furthermore the business is due to transition into a new customer built factory in Slovakia with increased floor space in the second half of 2022 to better service its European customer base.

Recently the business has supported the medical supply chain during the coronavirus pandemic where its operations ran 24 hours a day and across bank holidays in order to meet the unprecedented demand for products such as medical PPE required by our customers.  We were proud to be part of the UK manufacturing response to Covid-19.


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rail wagons and general fabrication

The Davis Group consists of WH Davis, Davis Wagon Services and Yellow Rail.

WH Davis was originally a family business established in 1910 and is based near Mansfield.  The company’s core business is the design and manufacture of rail freight wagons and they also refurbish and modify existing rolling stock as well as containers and other specialist equipment

The business has developed a strong reputation for quality, and with extensive product knowledge and expertise it is now the leading provider of wagon design and manufacture services for the UK rail freight industry.

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 and in recent years it has led the initiative to repurpose many old hopper wagons for alternative purposes.

Davis Wagon Services was established in 2007 and is a leading supplier of 24 hour on-site maintenance and repair of rail freight wagons.  The business has nine outstations strategically positioned throughout the UK to provide maintenance and repairs to its customers’ fleets of vehicles.

Yellow Rail was acquired in June 2023 as part of our commitment to the rail sector and to allow us to increase capacity and capability to better service new and existing passenger and freight rail customers.  Yellow Rail have established business relationships in the areas of freight wagon maintenance, freight field services and material supply services for the passenger sector, engineering design services, bogie overhaul and repair services and wheel lathe systems and services.

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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 Limited was set up in 2017 to acquire additional land parcels adjacent to Southwick Estate as part of the planned Welborne Garden Village project.  Welborne Garden Village is a development located between the South Downs National Park and the coast of Hampshire.  It will be a new community within a 1,000 acre area and will include up to 6,000 homes, shops, schools and local facilities within an attractive, walkable and leafy environment.  With high standards of design and construction, the character of Welborne will be sympathetic to the local landscape and neighbouring villages.  Welborne is a key legacy project for not only Portchester Equity Limited but also the Thistlethwayte family and Estate.

All of the land necessary for the delivery of the new settlement is now “in-house”.  A resolution to grant permission was passed in September 2019 and full planning (S106 agreement), was granted in September 2021.

Local housebuilder partners have been selected in 2022 and infrastructure applications and preparation works are ongoing with housebuilding expected to commence in 2023.

Adjacent to Welborne Garden Village is the Welborne Science and Technology Park.  Comprising 1,000,000 sq ft of modern employment and manufacturing space, it is the largest allocation of commercial land along the South Coast.  Equidistant to Southampton and Portsmouth, the modern campus style working environment will compliment the living environment of the Garden Village.  Development phases will become available in Summer 2025 when he new motorway junction is planned to open.






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winchester solar park

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.


naval spares distribution

Leafield was sold in January 2022.

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supplier (Hire & sales) of modular temporary accommodation

Procomm was sold in July 2021.

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


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.