Founded in 1992 The Quarr Group Ltd specialises in providing support services to the public and private sectors. Contract Catering, Contract Cleaning and Building and Facilities Maintenance are delivered through our wholly owned subsidiary companies Pabulum, NViro and Mountjoy, respectively.

Growth in these services has been significant with turnover increasing from 3.5 million in 1992 to 75 million in the current year. A broad portfolio of clients is supported from our offices in Fleet, Portsmouth, Brighton, Woking and the Isle of Wight and the group currently employees over two thousand personnel.

The Board of Directors strongly believe that the Group's success is directly related to its strategy of providing clients with close operational support and flexibility in service delivery at competitive but sustainable prices.

Our core business principles seek to achieve the ultimate goal of gaining unrivalled customer respect and recognise that the performance of our people is fundamental to success; discipline is imperative and is only achieved through clearly defined values, standards and systems and that we need to effectively communicate through listening, recognising and responding to our clients individual needs.

Although the group operates through a subsidiary structure, each business is required to embrace the group's corporate values..... values that must not be compromised and are unnegotiable.


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The Quarr Group Trust representative

Graham Pengelly

Graham Pengelly is a Chartered Civil Engineer who has worked for 35 years in the public and private sectors in the UK and Middle East on a variety of building, water and highway engineering projects.

He moved to IOW in 1982 to work for IW Council County Surveyor and in1987 took over management of the Surveyor’s Direct Works Organisation. In 1992 Graham was a member of the senior management team that undertook the privatisation of the Council Works Dept. into Quarr Group Ltd. (originally named Island Group 90).

The Quarr Group through its subsidiaries Mountjoy, N-Viro and Pabulum provide Building and Facilities Maintenance, Cleaning and Catering Services across southern England. Between 1992 and 2017 the business has grown from £4m to £75m annual turnover and employs over 2600 staff, 60 being Island based, this success is directly related to the strategy of providing Clients with close operational support and flexibility in service delivery at competitive but sustainable prices.

In 2006 after 14 years leading the Group’s building and construction arm Mountjoy, Graham retired from an executive role but remains a Group Board Director and major shareholder.
Graham has an active interest in education on the Island, as a Governor and Trustee for 20 years of St. Catherines School in Ventnor, a non-maintained charity for children with speech and language disorders and for 14 years as Governor at Solent Middle School in Cowes.
Graham lives in Cowes, is married with two sons and is a member of Cowes Golf Club and the Island Sailing Club.

Email: peter.prismall@iif.org.uk