08 Feb, 2024
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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 testing and assurance services. This acquisition is our 8th deal in Australia and continues our strong growth in the region, whilst augmenting our entry into the building certification market. .

Modern Building Consultants (MBC Group) is a leading building surveyor consultancy with capability in the retail, industrial, government, education, health and aged care sectors. Founded in 2013 by Heath McNab and joined by Joel Lewis in 2018, they have built an enviable reputation for being proactive, personable and accessible to ensure the best possible compliance outcomes for their clients. MBC Group has a dedicated team of highly experienced specialist consultants based in NSW that also service the ACT, Queensland and Victoria. 

Heath McNab and Joel Lewis, MBC Group Directors commented, “We are genuinely excited to be joining Phenna Group.  This was clearly a very important strategic decision for our business. From our first engagement with the Phenna Group team, it became obvious that their commitment and focus to the continued growth of our business and their differentiated business model was the perfect fit for MBC Group. We believe we have a strong future together and look forward to working with Paul, Brett and their teams to grow our business and capabilities.”

Brett Coleman, Divisional MD, Australia said “It is very exciting to welcome Heath, Joel and their team to Phenna Group. Over the past ten years they have built a very strong business with an enviable reputation for technical capability within the Australian building certification market. I look forward to working with them to continue their growth.”

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group added, "I am delighted to welcome Heath, Joel and their team to Phenna Group.  The addition of MBC Group supports our fast-growing certification and compliance operations in Australia.  Their experienced team and extensive capability provide a strong base to grow our certification and compliance business. I look forward to working with Brett, and the MBC Group team to continue their exciting journey.”

Phenna Group were advised by Macpherson Kelley and Pitchers Partners.
MBC Group were advised by Red Swan Partners, RSM and Holding Redlich.

For further information on Phenna Group, please visit: www.phennagroup.com 
For further information on Modern Building Consultants please visit: www.mbc-group.com.au