Business Insights: Successful Businesswomen

On a trip to Arizona, our Mergers & Acquisitions Director Leanne caught up with 'Rich Woman' Kim Kiyosaki to discuss their thoughts on successful businesswomen.

Business Insights: Commitment to Success

In this latest edition of our Business Insights series, our CEO Graeme Carling discusses how his commitment to success has played a huge part in his career success.

Business Insights: Why Work-Life Balance is a Myth

In our Business Insights series, CEO Graeme Carling and our Mergers & Acquisitions Director Leanne Carling discuss why work life balance is not an option while they build their business empire.

Business Insights: Working Together Makes us Stronger

Filming together from Arizona where they attended their first ever seminar in 2008, Mergers & Acquisitions Director, Leanne Carling and CEO Graeme Carling Discuss being partners in business and marriage.
Paul McGilvery

United Capital continues to grow team during lock-down

Welcoming Paul McGilvery - another top appointment, further strengthening our growing team!

Business Insights: The Importance of Advisors

Mergers & Acquisitions Director, Leanne Carling discusses how important her choice of advisors have been throughout her 13 year career acquiring properties and businesses.

Business Insights: Doing Deals with Us

In this edition of Business Insights, CEO Graeme Carling discusses his no-nonsense approach to the acquisition process at United Capital.

Business Insights: Getting past our fear of failure

Filming from Arizona for our Business Insights series, our CEO Graeme Carling talks about why getting past the fear of failure is key to entrepreneurial success.

Top Scottish Solicitor joins United Capital Board of Directors

United Capital, the Dundee-based building sector investment firm, which acquired £30million turnover business Saltire Facilities Management last week, has announced the appointment of top Scots solicitor, Ryan Russell, as in-house legal counsel…

United Capital completes largest deal to date as they acquire national central heating and electrical services firm, Saltire Facilities Management

United Capital, which acquired former Scotland Top 500 company, McGill, and Angus-based electrical services firm, Alliance Electrical in 2019, has significantly expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Saltire Facilities Management, a…

McGill continues rapid growth, securing contracts worth up to £4million

Scottish building services contractor, McGill, continues to grow after winning a £400,000 contract and being appointed to a £3.6million framework to deliver upgrades to fire alarms. The recent award wins signal the continued growth of the…

In conversation with Fraser Kirk - Employee advocacy in the UK construction sector

Fraser Kirk is the Marketing and Communications Director for United Capital, a UK construction sector investment organisation. Fraser is responsible for all communication activity for United Capital and their wholly owned group businesses,…

Business Insights: The importance of experienced advisors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1PmLNHhutk Our company directors regularly speak at academic and business events. These talks are normally about their background and telling our story of how we do business. Although our top team’s backgrounds…

McGill appointed to Govanhill Housing Association’s £20million framework

Govanhill Housing Association have appointed fast-growing Scottish all-trades contractors, McGill to its £20million major repairs framework. The framework, which will see McGill extend its long-established relationship with the Association…

Coronavirus impact pushes United Capital’s acquisition pipeline beyond £350million

United Capital, the investment company specialising in consolidating the fragmented UK construction sector, has today announced that its acquisition pipeline has surpassed £350million, in revenue terms, as more business owners seek an exit…

Local firm Alliance Electrical steps up to offer free support to NHS workers

Local building services firm Alliance Electrical, inspired by the hard-work and dedication of the NHS, have offered the services of their Plumbing & Heating engineers free of charge to any NHS employee requiring emergency works to their…

Don't mention the C word!

Our business has been affected by it…every business in the country has and for the past few weeks we’ve been busy taking action to mitigate the effects of it. We have implemented the necessary changes and taken action to ensure there…
Leanne Carling

International Women's Day 2020

Here’s a throwback to when Leanne met her mentor Kim Kiyosaki back in 2009, and a more recent encounter in 2020 discussing women in business. Over the past 11 years, with many more un-filmed meetings, Kim has grown from being Leanne’s mentor…

ALLIANCE NEWS: Local apprentice electrician selected to represent Dundee and Angus in National skills competition

Local tradesman Alistair Watson, of Forfar-based Alliance Electrical, has been selected by training officers at Dundee and Angus College, where he is currently studying as part of his apprenticeship, to represent the college, his employer,…

ALLIANCE NEWS: Alliance Electrical saves local plumbing jobs after Montrose-based firm enters voluntary liquidation

Forfar-based contracting company Alliance Electrical has saved local jobs by employing several skilled plumbers and heating engineers made redundant after long-standing Montrose firm, James Davidson and Sons Limited entered voluntary liquidation…

2020 Vision for United Capital

United Capital CEO, Graeme Carling outlines plans for 2020. Even with two companies, with a combined turnover of £35million already at legal stages, and a pipeline of potential acquisition businesses with turnover in excess of £100million,…