Acquisition of Forest Environmental

Acquisition of Forest Environmental

Marlowe plc, the support services group focused on acquiring and developing companies that provide critical asset maintenance services, and DCUK, the Country’s leading Ventilation Hygiene, Ductwork Cleaning and Asbestos Remediation Specialists, announce the acquisition of the business and assets of Forest Environmental Limited (Forest). Forest will become part of DCUK FM and join the Air Quality division of Marlowe plc.

Founded in 1993 and based in London, Forest provides environmental services and asbestos remediation to customers across the UK.

Following the Marlowe plc’s acquisition of Ductclean UK in July 2017, the acquisition of Forest’s business and assets further extends the Group’s leading position within the UK asbestos remediation market. Forest services a broad base of predominantly large organisations in both the private and public sectors, with a focus on transport, education, landmark public buildings and facilities management.

Nigel Jones of DCUK, commented:

"The acquisition of Forest is a significant step in our strategy to continue to build the UK’s leading asbestos, ventilation hygiene and ductwork cleaning business. The business benefits from strong recurring revenues, longstanding customer relationships and will further strengthen our existing capabilities. We look forward to working with the Forest team to deliver an even better service to its customers across the UK"



Our Vision, Strategy & Values

Our vision is to always find a cost effective solution to the clients with minimum disruption, meeting all the needs of health & safety legislation and environmental impact.

This is measured through our specific key performance indicators and developed through dialogue with our clients. Our core values measure our staff through investors in people, environmental impact, protecting the environment through our sustainability programmes and guaranteed customer satisfaction by monitoring ensures continuous improvement.


DCUK FM National Services

These are demonstrated at and include:

  • Ventilation hygiene
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Refurbishments


  • company image "Using DCUK FM's expertise has ensured that Centrica has been able to effectively manage its portfolio and provide safer working environments." - Centrica
  • company image "“Ductclean have been outstanding on this job…Extremely professional, high tech tools and quality/standard of work is very high”" - Afwaan – Senior Consultant
  • company image "“Many thanks to you and your company for an excellent job carried out and the additional help carried out beyond your remit”" - John
  • company image "“Thank you very much once again for excellent service”" - Teressa
  • company image "“Just a quick thank you for the work carried out by your team, we are very pleased with the result and the way the work was carried out”" - Dave – Senior Catering Manager
  • company image "The quality of workmanship, attention to detail, response to the varying risk issues and subsequent resolve have been exceptional" - Cofely
  • company image "They are an extremely professional, Health & Safety conscious and well-managed company. Their contract management is 'second to none'" - The London Borough of Havering
  • company image "Ductclean have demonstrated great commitment to get the process right and competence in meeting expectations" - Spirit Pub Company