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 the Group’s third acquisition in 2021 and the fourth business in our rapidly expanding Construction & Infrastructure Testing Division.
MATtest Southern is a UKAS accredited testing business at the forefront of civil engineering materials testing. The company utilises the most modern and efficient methods for site and laboratory testing of asphalts, soils and concrete to support the construction and maintenance of some of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects. The business has three UKAS accredited laboratories located in Hitchin (Hertfordshire), Coventry and Bristol.
Joe Charlesworth, Managing Director of MATtest Southern commented, “I am hugely excited to be joining Phenna Group and really looking forward to working with Paul and his team to deliver on our ambitious plans for the business. The choice to join Phenna Group was made easy by their professional and easy to deal with approach and I believe the business is in great hands. All of my team are looking forward to the next phase of our expansion, working in close collaboration with the Phenna Group team.”
Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I am delighted that Joe and his team of experts have agreed to join Phenna Group. MATtest Southern have an excellent reputation in the marketplace and fits closely with our strategy of creating a differentiated group of niche TICC businesses. MATest is highly complementary to our other companies operating in the construction and infrastructure market and shares our goal of delivering excellent customer service, whilst expanding its range and depth of servicers. I’m really looking forward to working with Joe and his team, to help deliver MATtest’s ambitious growth plans.”
Phenna Group were advised by Avonhurst (London) and Johnston Carmichael (Edinburgh).
MATtest Southern were advised by KBS Corporate Finance and Machins Solicitors