19 Jan, 2021
Phenna Group

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 is the first acquisition made by Phenna Group in 2021 and is the third in our NDT & Industrial Services vertical.  The deal will see Phenna Group acquire the NDT, Weld Invigilation and Radiography Divisions of BNDT, alongside retaining the brand,

Bolton NDT & Inspection Ltd (BNDT) was established in 1987, is based near Manchester and provides a comprehensive range of welding and non-destructive testing services to a range of clients, predominantly in and around the North West Region.  Presently, the business offers 6 separate service lines, three of which are Welding Invigilation, Non Destructive Testing and Radiography, which are the parts that Phenna Group will acquire.  Key Services include:

PCN Level 3/ASNT Level III Services, Ultrasonic Inspection, Pipe & Tube -Thickness Surveys, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Dye Penetrant Inspection, Eddy Current Inspection, Visual Welding Inspection, Painting, Coating and Wrapping Inspections, Hardness Testing Surveys and X and Gamma Radiography of Weldments / Forgings / Castings

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I have known Dave for a number of years and I’m delighted he has entrusted Phenna Group to acquire the 3 synergistic divisions of BNDT.  I believe these are highly complementary to the services offered by our existing portfolio company Code A Weld, which is led by David Millington.  The combined services and extension of our geographic reach, will provide Code A Weld with a fantastic opportunity to deliver a great range of welding related services to both current and new customers across the north of the country. I’m looking forwarding to welcoming the BNDT team to our Group.

Dave Batty, Managing Director of BNDT commented, “I am very pleased to agree a deal with Paul and the Phenna Group team.  As I have been leading up to my retirement, I’ve spent considerable time in the last few years looking for the best home for my business and employees.  Paul impressed me with his direct and transparent approach and I believe the company will thrive under the ownership of Phenna Group and leadership of David.  Our customers will benefit from an enhanced service portfolio and the commitment of Phenna’s team to deliver first class customer service.  I wish them well

David Millington, Managing Director of Code A Weld commented, “I’m pleased at the prospect of working with the experienced BNDT team to expand our broad range of services to new and existing clients, across the UK.  Exciting times lie ahead.”

Phenna Group were advised by Knights plc (Nottingham) and Johnston Carmichael (Edinburgh).

BNDT were advised by FACT3 (Manchester) and KBL Solicitors (Bolton)

For further information on Phenna Group please visit:  www.phennagroup.com

For further information on Code A Weld, please visit: www.codeaweld.com