18 October 2016

Shared vision leads to a fresh new start at GGF's Helix Group

Following significant structural change at the GGF, a number of core brands have banded together to comprise a dynamic new industry conglomerate in the form of Helix Group.

Previously operating as separate subsidiaries, each with their own remit and management; well-known companies such as FENSA, BFRC, GGFi and Borough IT now form part of the Helix family along with relative newcomers such as the inspection body RISA.

The industry trainer GGF Training will also come under the Helix umbrella and will henceforth be known as Helix Training.

All of the companies will now have unprecedented access to shared resources, experience and knowledge. Together the individual companies and the Group itself can reap the rewards of continuing innovation and up–to–the–minute technology as well as decades of combined wisdom; thus exceeding what would have been possible as individual entities.

Helix Group is wholly owned by the GGF and comes under the stewardship of Helix Group Chief Executive Jon Vanstone at the new business premises in Rushworth Street. Jon commented:

"The organisations that comprise Helix Group already share values and objectives concerning consumer protection, raising standards and general advancement of industry."

"In allowing these companies to maintain brand integrity whilst coming together under a shared banner; knowledge, ideas and experience can be extrapolated across the Group for the benefits of each company and associated customers."

"Through this level of shared knowledge and skill, Helix Group will become much more than the sum of its parts."

Nigel Rees, Chief Executive of the GGF – the parent company of Helix Group commented on the formation of the Group:

"The brands within Helix Group will retain their original objectives, which will be complimented by a Group vision ensuring each company offers the best service to their individual client-set."

"Given the synergies between these companies we are confident this logical step will benefit the industry and consumers alike, offering a diverse suite of service providers equipped with the best possible skills, resources and knowledge."

Further information on Helix Group and its composite brands can be found at