Bingley construction firm, FIVE RISE Contractors, is expanding its capabilities and service offering after a deal to acquire Bradford business, Bentley Drains for an undisclosed sum.

Bentley Drains, which provides commercial and domestic drain clearing services, will join the FIVE RISE group and grow its operations as part of the larger business.

Bentley Drains was established in 2003 and has developed a reputation as one of the region’s leading businesses for drain installation and repairs. The business’s owner and founder, Jason Wright, exited the business in December, but the Bentley name and all current employees will be retained.

FIVE RISE said the acquisition will allow it to support its customers across all areas of drainage work and cement its growing reputation for delivering end-to-end commercial builds across West Yorkshire.

MD of FIVE RISE, Michael Gration, plans to scale Bentley Drains rapidly, with the immediate creation of three new operative roles including the appointment of Richard Gration as operations director. Bringing with him 16 years’ experience of electrical engineering, most recently for nuclear site Sellafield, Richard will oversee all of Bentley Drains’ strategic and operational guidance as well as company compliance in health and safety.

Further plans include the expansion of the service offering to include UV drain lining, damp proofing and full excavation of drainage infrastructure.

Michael says: “Bentley Drains is an established company, with significant knowledge of the drainage industry. Indeed, FIVE RISE has used Bentley Drains for many years so we know exactly how excellent their service is. Joining forces will allow us to provide commercial and domestic clients with a complete drainage solution from initial detection and inspection, to cleansing and restoration of the full infrastructure if required.

“There are some excellent synergies between the two businesses and the cultures within the two organisations are also remarkably similar, which will ensure a smooth integration and enable us to quickly get on with scaling Bentley Drains further.”

Jason Wright adds: “I am delighted that the Bentley Drains name will continue under the trusted leadership of Michael and Richard Gration and Five Rise. I believe the shared vision will help drive excellent results for our customers and would like to thank my team for their tremendous work and commitment to date. I look forward to seeing what this next chapter for Bentley Drains brings.”