08 Aug, 2022
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 acquisition further augments our platform and adds serviceextension whilst complementing the capabilities of our market leading Infrastructure Division.

Formed in 2015, XAIS offer a range of services and software to local authorities, highway network operators and international transport organisations looking to get best value from their highway asset management data and plans.  With over 30 expert staff in the business, XAIS are able to offer a range of complementary services to support and maximise value from existing assets with services to cover all aspects of Highways and Asset Management, including: HMEP LEAN Reviews, CIPFA Asset Valuations, Lifecycle Planning and modelling (Forward Works Programmes), Pavement Engineering and Engineering Inspections, UKPMS Auditing, Highways and Asset Management Training and Strategic advice on investment need and funding options.  XAIS are able to offer the latest in high-tech 360-degree HD image surveys with carriageway defects extracted automatically using advanced artificial intelligence (AI).  XAIS has developed a range of proprietary software to help local authorities and agencies capture, integrate and analyse data to inform their asset management and investment strategies.

Peter Davidson, Executive Director of XAIS commented, “I am genuinely delighted to join Phenna Group. Over the last few years, XAIS has enjoyed steady growth and finding an industry experienced partner was our priority as we considered the next stage in the development of the company.  Phenna Group ticked all the boxes and have been really straightforward throughout the process, giving us confidence in the future.  Really excited to join such a fast–paced and supportive business Team, I was impressed by their no–nonsense approach, wide sector experience and knowledge of our market and I’m convinced the business is in good hands.”

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I am delighted that Peter and James have chosen to partner with Phenna Group. XAIS have industry leading software and services which will be highly complementary to our existing wide range of infrastructure testing and geotechnical services.  I very much look forward to welcoming the XAIS team to Phenna Group and supporting their ambitious growth plans.

Phenna Group were advised by iIrwin Mitchell LLP and Johnston Carmichael XAIS were advised by 3volution and Clarkson Hyde.

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

For further information on XAIS, please visit:www.xais.co.uk