07 Aug, 2022
Phenna Group
Corporate Laboratory Solutions (CLS) Logo

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 Phenna Group’s first partnering in the food and health sciences end market and augments both our platform and strategy to develop a differentiated and diverse TICC Group.

Established in 1994 in Galway, Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) is the largest privately owned contract laboratory in Ireland, providing microbiological and chemical testing services and is an exclusive provider of trained industry-ready laboratory analysts to clients on a contract basis. CLS has two highly accredited facilities – Galway City and Ros Muc – with a third facility recently opened in Bray, Co Wicklow. The company provides testing services and Analysts on Contract (AOC) to clients in the food, water, environmental, pharmaceutical, medical device and clinical sectors. CLS accreditations include ISO 9001, ISO 17025 (108T) and ISO 15189 (400MT) and they are GMP licenced by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the U.S. Food and Drug (FDA).

Evelyn O’Toole, CEO of CLS commented: “I am excited for CLS to be joining Phenna Group. Our business has grown well over the last 28 years and we have huge potential to expand our services and geographical presence. Securing a partner like Phenna Group, who understands our business model and culture, was critical in our decision making process. Paul and his team have been great to deal with, acting with integrity throughout, giving us real confidence for our future. Phenna is a high performing company, showing rapid growth and I am confident that our partnership will deliver world leading solutions to our clients in the coming years. I really look forward to engaging with the laboratories across Phenna Group to create winning synergies and plans for our teams and clients”

Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I am very pleased that Evelyn and her team have chosen to partner with Phenna Group. CLS is a superior business with a fantastic reputation in the marketplace. This announcement represents our first deal in the food and life sciences market and I’m hugely excited at the potential this platform gives us, as we continue to expand our Group. I very much look forward to welcoming and supporting Evelyn and her team to deliver their exciting growth plans.”

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

For further information on CLS, please visit: www.cls.ie