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Ennstone has been bought out of administration by a new company called Breedon Holdings, securing the future of about 1,000 jobs at quarrying operations across the country.

Ennstone has acquired the ready-mixed concrete operations of TSL Contractors in the west of Scotland for £1m, including three manufacturing plants in Oban and Fort William.

Ennstone Johnston has acquired Waveney Asphalt, the Suffolk-based surfacing contractor, for up to £3.2m.

Ennstone Thistle has acquired The Boyne Bay Lime Company, the owner of the Portsoy limestone quarry in North East Scotland, as well as DW Gordon Blocks, the Aberdeen-based concrete block manufacturer, for a total £4.6m.

Ennstone, the quarrying and materials company, is to invest up to £5m in the expansion of its factory in Telford, if planning permission is secured for the redevelopment of its site in Doseley.

Ennstone is to raise £51m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its building materials business in Scotland and the US.

Ennstone Thistle has acquired seven ready mixed concrete plants in Aberdeenshire, Inverness, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline from Cemex UK and Tarmac for £1.8m.

Ennstone Johnston has acquired the trade and assets of Mansfield Asphalt Company for up to £7.1m, including a plant that supplies 135,000 tonnes of asphalt per year to the construction industry in the East Midlands.

Ennstone Johnston has acquired May Gurney Surfacing, the Norfolk-based surfacing contractor, for £0.5m.

Ennstone has acquired Jackson Precast, the East Midlands-based precast concrete manufacturer with 34 staff, for £6m.

Ennstone has acquired Smiths Construction, the Newark-based road surfacing contractor with 102 staff, for £3.7m.

Ennstone has acquired Ayton Products' asphalt and aggregate operations near Norwich for £8.5m.

Ennstone has acquired J&H Parry & Sons, the West Midlands-based surfacing contractor, for up to £2.1m.

Ennstone Thistle has acquired the readymix concrete and contracting business of Aberdeen-based JH Connon for £1.1m, which will involve the transfer of 54 staff.

Ennstone is planning to sell its Johnston Engineering operations to Bucher Industries and a North American management team for a total £26m.

Ennstone is to acquire GRS (South Witham), the operator of a limestone quarry in Lincolnshire, for £1.6m.

Ennstone has acquired T&T, the Doncaster-based limestone quarry operator, for £2m.

Ennstone Thistle has acquired an asphalt and contracting operation at Daviot, Inverness, and a quarrying operation at Furnace in Argyll and Orrock in Fife from Tarmac Northern for £0.75m.

Ennstone has acquired Tarmac Northern's West Coast quarrying and asphalt operations at Furness, Fort William, Aviemore and Elgin for £2.8m.

Ennstone is to acquire Breedon for £50m, in order to create an enlarged quarrying group and sell off Breedon's housebuilding business.

Ennstone is to sell its Blockleys Brick and New Acres divisions to Michelmersh Brick for £12m, in order to focus on aggregates.

Ennstone's Natural Building Materials subsidiary is to acquire Burford Quarrying of Oxfordshire for £4m.

Ennstone has acquired Cooper Sand & Gravel, the US quarry business, for £1.6m.

Ennstone is forming a joint venture with J&A Gardner to acquire Gardner's quarry operations in the west of Scotland.

Ennstone is to acquire the stone and concrete division of Drings of Bath for about £1m, and it will become part of its Natural Building Materials subsidiary.

Ennstone has launched an agreed offer to acquire Bruntcliffe Aggregates, the quarrying company, for £26m.

Ennstone is to raise over £8m in a share placing in order to fund the purchase and expansion of Tarmac's masonry products division, as part of a plan to widen its product base and strengthen its balance sheet.