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 our 7th acquisition in the Infrastructure sector and further augments both our platform and our wide range of infrastructure/construction services.
Formed in 1980, CELTEST is an independent UKAS ISO 17025 accredited quality materials testing business, based out of North Wales. The range of services includes testing aggregates, soils, water, bituminous materials, concrete and hydraulically bound mixtures both in-situ and in their UKAS accredited laboratories for any construction, civil engineering, infrastructure or quarrying project, large or small. With a highly competent and strong local team of in-house resources, quality service and well invested laboratory, Celtest has become the partner of choice for many of its customers. The business operates a wheel and spoke services, covering the UK, but with all samples shipped to the lab for testing
Eric Goulden, Managing Director of Celtest commented, “I am pleased and excited to partner with Phenna Group. Our business has grown steadily over a number of years and has a real ‘family feel’ to it, so finding a partner that understood our culture was critical in our decision making. Both my business partner and I found Paul and his team easy to deal with, acting with integrity throughout the process and giving us confidence we had made the right decision. We are looking forward to continuing our future growth story with Phenna’s support “
Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I am very pleased that Eric and Gary have chosen to partner with Phenna Group. They have developed a great business over the years and one that will augment our growing presence in the UK construction and infrastructure marketplace. Their range of services are highly complementary to others in our Group and I very much look forward to supporting the team to deliver their exciting growth plans”
Phenna Group were advised by Irwin Mitchell and Johnston Carmichael.
CELTEST were advised by Morgan LaRoche and Pritchett & Co.