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.
Safety Services UK is the Group’s seventh acquisition in 2021 and our first in the UK focused on HSE services.
Safety Services (UK) Limited was formed in 1983 and is a professional health & safety business offering a comprehensive range of health & safety solutions, including site inspections, incident investigations, training courses, documentation, policies support and general consultancy services. The company has also developed a market leading, cloud-based safety management system called WISE which produces electronic reports to streamline administrative processes and increase accessibility to key information. The system, is trademarked with all IP owned by the company.
Based out of Oxfordshire and operating throughout the UK, the business serves clients operating in the construction, retail, and manufacturing sectors.
Mike Fitchett, Founder of Safety Services UK commented, “I am very pleased to partner with Phenna Group. As I plan to step back from my managerial responsibilities, it was important for me to secure an experienced and ambitious partner to work with Jon Austin, who will lead the team as Managing Director. From my first engagement with Paul and his team, they have been professional and trustworthy. That has given me great confidence that the business is in capable hands and I look forward to the next phase of our expansion, working in close collaboration with the Phenna Group team.”
Jon Austin, Managing Director of SSUK added, “I’m excited to be joining Phenna Group and look forward to working with Paul and the rest of the Phenna Team to support our very ambitious growth plans.”
Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said: “I am very pleased that Mike and Jon, with their highly experienced team have agreed to join Phenna Group. SSUK has an excellent reputation in the marketplace and fits closely with our strategy of creating a differentiated group of niche TICC businesses. With its leading cloud based management system, it is highly complementary to our other companies operating in similar end markets. I’m hugely appreciative of Mike’s trust in Phenna Group and excited about working with Jon and his team, to help deliver SSUK’s ambitious growth plans. “
Phenna Group were advised by Knights plc and RSM Corporate Finance (London). Safety Services UK were advised by Benchmark International, Freeths and James Cowper Kreston.