Effective in raising finance | Experts in consolidating fragmented markets | Successful in driving growth

Glamb International Consultancy is a successful and active international consultancy company, led by founders Graeme and Leanne Carling. Glamb already provides expert consultancy, strong leadership and effective management to various businesses and real estate projects across US and Europe, and has recently launched operations in UAE to focus on growth in MENA market.

Group business, Carling Property Group, is one of the largest residential landlords in Scotland, with a portfolio of more than 300 properties and a unique acquisition and development strategy. This dynamic approach has led CPG to become Scotland’s only private provider of affordable housing.

Using over two decades of experience in property development and investment, CPG developed into one of the country’s most innovative and forward thinking property investment companies, with a specific commitment to delivering quality affordable private sector housing to the Scottish rental market.

Having consolidated their place in the UK property sector and achieved their mission to provide families across the UK with affordable housing, Glamb have set their sights on growing operating in US, Europe and MENA region, focussing on acquiring quality regional businesses across these markets.

In 2019 they set up group company United Capital to target a highly fragmented sector – UK constructions and building services. United Capital operates an aggressive buy and build strategy, securing private finance to support their focused acquisition model. Since 2019 the company has acquired McGill, Alliance Electrical, and Saltire Facilities Management, and has plans to acquire companies with a collective £500 million turnover in the next three years.

With an incredible number of deals completed over the last 13 years – around 1000, with a value of circa £200 million – few consultants have the range of expertise offered by the Carlings. Inspirational speakers on creating value out of consolidating fragmented markets, they are recognised as some of the UK’s most notable entrepreneurs and deal makers, and are now attracting international acclaim.

Graeme Carling – Founding Partner

Graeme specialises in consolidating fragmented markets, maximising value from corporate assets, and brings significant expertise in acquisitions and delivering growth.

In 2019 Graeme acquired Scottish building services company McGill directly from KPMG after it entered administration. Graeme and his senior team have re-built the business, won several significant public sector contracts, and expect to turnover in excess of £10 million in this financial year and over £20million in the following.

With Graeme as CEO of United Capital, the team has made two other significant acquisitions – Alliance Electrical and Saltire Facilities Management – and are set to reach their goal of a combined turnover of £500 million by 2024.

Graeme has successfully secured financial investment from UK and overseas family offices, HNW individuals and significant bank debt funding. Graeme’s ability to identify investment opportunities has allowed him to become one of Scotland’s more notable entrepreneurs with a reputation for growing value in companies.

Leanne Carling – Founding Partner

Having built a reputation early in her career for being able to find and negotiate deals, Leanne has grown her residential property company, Carling Property Group into the largest privately-owned residential landlord in Scotland. During this time Leanne has led the growth of the business by sourcing portfolio deals and securing the finance required.

Leanne has been involved in over 1,000 residential property portfolio acquisition transactions, either buying or facilitating with a value of circa £200million. The rapid growth of Carling Property Group is testament to Leanne’s talent for buying at the right price to maximise eventual sale value.

Leanne has more than a decade of mergers and acquisitions experience. As a Director at United Capital she identifies, manages, and negotiates M&A activity to its completion. Leanne’s ability to source opportunities and construct deals that work for both buyer and seller is second to none, and her vast personal experience makes her a sought-after speaker.