|Business services||Secondary Buyout|
Marston operates across both the magistrates’ courts and the high courts, providing core services to the national justice system. These services include:
- Enforcement of fines and arrest warrants on behalf of the court service;
- Enforcement of awards made by the high court in cases of civil litigation;
- Collection of unpaid parking fines and council tax on behalf of local authorities; and
- Collection of debts from delinquent utility bill debtors
Marston works closely with the Ministry of Justice and has pioneered an integrated compliance and enforcement process that delivers market-leading recovery rates in an ethical manner. Its workforce totals 665 employed and self-employed personnel, which includes 370 enforcement officers; the largest enforcement team in the UK.
The buyout was led by Tim Smallbone and Andrew Leek. They will both join the board as Non Executive Directors.
Tim Smallbone, Partner at Inflexion Private Equity, commented: “Marston is the market leader in its sector and is an integral part of the national justice system. It is at the forefront of industry reforms to ensure professional and ethical approaches to enforcement. We look forward to working with management to further grow the business throughout the UK.”