31 Jul, 2023
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 & consultancy services. This acquisition adds to our excellent performance in H1 and further augments our market leading Infrastructure Division.

Formed in 2002, SWG is a specialist ground investigation company providing comprehensive consultancy and testing services with a focus on the renewable energy sector. They work on a wide range of projects from public sector infrastructure, residential, commercial and renewables. The company operates nationwide for UK and international clients, particularly in their specialist areas such as utility scale ground mount solar developments. SWG have their own drilling rigs and a UKAS accredited geotechnical laboratory, enabling them to deliver full service ground investigations and geotechnical assessments to their clients.

Neil Forrow, Managing Director commented, “We are really excited to be joining Phenna Group.  Since our first meetings with the Phenna team, they acted with integrity, being very open and transparent, making the whole process efficient and straightforward. I’m convinced that the Phenna team will provide the support and complementary services we need to help us deliver our future growth plans.  We’re proud of what we have built at South West Geotechnical and I believe securing Phenna as our new partner will put us in the best position to ensure our long term sustainability and to achieve our plans.”

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said, "South West Geotechnical is a business that we’ve admired from a distance and believe offers us complementary skills and geographic extension into the SW of the country.  I’m absolutely delighted that Neil and Hannah have decided to partner with us.  I’m certain they will fit in well to the Phenna team, culture and future plans.  This deal augments our high growth infrastructure division and I look forward to welcoming their talented team into our Group and to working with them all, to deliver continued success for the business.”

Phenna Group were advised by Johnston Carmichael and Avonhurst 
South West Geotechnical were advised by Michelle Law, Michelmores LLP and Griffin Chartered Accountants.
For further information on Phenna Group, please visit: www.phennagroup.com
For further information on South West Geotechnical please visit: www.swgeotech.co.uk