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Thomas Bow and City Asphalt merge

Building and civil engineering contractors Thomas Bow and City Asphalt are joining forces to create a civil engineering and highway contractor for the East Midlands.

The two companies have been working together since 2005 and the decision has been taken to combine their operations and re-brand as Thomas Bow City Asphalt.

In joining forces, the building and civil engineering contractors are expanding their presence in the highways maintenance arena.

Thomas Bow managing director Alistair Bow said: “Both Thomas Bow and City Asphalt are very strong brands in their own rights. Consequently, having taken the decision to have one logo that covers both, we opted for Thomas Bow City Asphalt as our trading name.”

“As independent businesses in their specialist fields they were comparatively small but when you bring all our companies together, we have an operation turning over £14 million a year.

“I believe the re-brand sets us up for an exciting future and although you can never afford to be complacent, I’m very happy with where we are at the moment. The last 12 months have been extremely good for us - despite the tough economic climate – and I expect that to continue for the foreseeable future.”

In the last 12 months the firms have won framework contracts with Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County Council, Kirklees Council and City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council have been key to the TBCA expansion.