Celebrating 25 years
Trust, safety & expertise since 1996
Umberslade Business Services Ltd. was established in 1996 by Jeremy Emmett and Gabe Pettitt, taking its name from the Riding School where the company was initially based. Starting from a humble beginning of ‘2 men and a horsebox’, they carried out local waste clearance and office moves.
Today, Umberslade operates across the UK with teams specialising in soft strip out & internal demolition; employing over 90 staff with a £9m annual turnover, it has offices in Solihull and London.
The company expanded into Groundworks in 2007 and this division now works for some of the biggest construction firms in the Midlands.
Umberslade logo 1996
I first worked with Jez and Gabe over 20 years ago, when we were all starting out in our construction careers. Ever since then if there is a strip out or a demolition job to do they are first on my list. A great company with a great ethos.
The first employees, circa 2000 From left; Lee Coates, Simon Pettitt, Gabe Pettitt & Jez Emmett
The Umberslade team in 2019
Having worked with you for most of the 25 years it's been a pleasure to see the company grow from humble beginnings into the leading strip out and groundwork company you have become. Always professional with a can do attitude. Here's to the next 25 years!
Regional Development Director
Lee Coates washes the Umberslade van circa 2000
The Umberslade vehicle fleet, 2020
Our Estimators: Now & then
From left: Tristan Dimmock, Mark Field, Rob Sumner, Nick Campbell, Becky Jackson