16 Sep, 2022
Phenna Group
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Headquartered in Nottingham, UK, Phenna Group‘s aim is to invest in and partner with selected niche, independent Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC) companies that serve a variety of sectors, ensuring customers’ peace of mind by delivering first class assurance services. This acquisition further augments our platform and adds geographical extension and additional capacity to our market leading Infrastructure Division.

Established in 2007, Simtec Materials Testing are an independent material testing company serving the civil engineering, construction, and quarrying industries. The business specialises in all areas of asphalt, aggregates, earthworks and concrete testing, from initial production to verification on site and within its purpose-built UKAS accredited laboratory complex in the Midlands. Serving customers nationally, Simtec is an ISO 9001:2015 company and also holds UKAS accreditation for infrastructure and construction site testing.

Chris Simmons, MD of Simtec commented, “I am really excited to join Phenna Group. Having made the decision to seek a supportive partner to help further grow the business, it was important to select someone with wide industry expertise and an operating model that valued my brand and employee expertise. From my first meeting with Paul and the Phenna Team, they ticked all the right boxes and I was immediately impressed by their easy to deal with approach. I’m convinced working with Phenna Group will help me realise Simtec’s full potential.

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I am very pleased and excited that Chris has chosen to partner with Phenna Group. Simtec have an excellent regional reputation and from my first meeting with Chris at my house, he has been straightforward and easy to deal with, which bodes well for a promising future together. The highly experienced Simtec team will help us to consolidate our geographical footprint and extend our wide range of infrastructure site and laboratory testing and services. I very much look forward to welcoming Chris and his team to Phenna Group

Phenna Group were advised by Johnston Carmichael and Irwin Mitchell

Simtec were advised by Shakespeare Martineau and Burton Wallis

For further information on Phenna Group, please visit: www.phennagroup.com
For further information on Simtec, please visit: www.simtec-mt.co.uk