Following several months of negotiations, private investor, John Little, has acquired Sentinel Systems – a specialist supplier of commercial vehicle safety systems, based in Gloucestershire.
In a statement, the company noted that Mr Little has accumulated 30 years of experience in design, development manufacturing and sales of commercial and specialist vehicles. In addition to this, he has served in roles such as design engineer, design manager as well as engineering director before becoming managing director of Fluid Transfer International – specialists in aviation refuelling for commercial and military applications.
Mr Little said: “I am delighted to have acquired the family-owned and run business of Sentinel Systems and look forward to continuing the growth journey started by Bill Paulson and taken forward by David Paulson in more recent years.” He continued. “Moreover, I’m excited by the future growth potential of the business through expansive existing product range complemented with new innovative product introductions going forward.
“I would like to thank Bill and David for their professionalism in handling the sale and business transfer.”
Speaking on behalf of the Paulson family, David elaborated: “We are very pleased to hand the business over to John. He has an outstanding track record of business growth and technical excellence and is committed to developing Sentinel in both UK and overseas markets.
“It was important to us to find a buyer who would offer our staff the chance to develop their careers in a growing business and would be able to take Sentinel to new levels of innovation that will benefit our customers and suppliers. John Little offers all of those things, and we wish him and Sentinel’s staff every success for the future.”
John Little will run the business as owner/manager. The operations will continue running at its current site in Kemble Airfield Enterprise Park, Gloucestershire.