Knight Square is the UK’s leading property manager. The group provides general management services to landlords and residents as well as telecare installation and monitoring services that allow people to live independently in their own homes.
We acquired Knight Square in 2012 in a complex carve-out from a UK corporate that was in administration. At the time the business was financially robust but operationally poor. We saw the opportunity to restructure operations in order to create a business that could build on its market leadership positions through a new organic and inorganic growth strategy.
This strategy has transformed Knight Square into a business delivering best-in-class service built on a solid operational platform supported by a significant IT investment. With this in place we have added business development, sales and marketing and contract mobilisation resources to allow the business to move into a growth phase, whilst also completing three add-on acquisitions.
In September 2019 we sold FirstPort, the property management business; we continue with our investment in Appello, the telecare business.
“Epiris has been hugely supportive as we have worked to revitalise FirstPort. Together we have built a great business delivering exceptional service for customers and clients.” (Nigel Howell, CEO of FirstPort)