Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Worcestershire-based Ecology Solutions to Nottingham-based Phenna Group.
Established in 1996, Ecology Solutions is an ecology and environmental planning practice. The group offers an unrivalled turnkey service, supporting all stages from site assessment to public inquiry and implementation. The group’s expertise with legal processes, including presenting evidence in the courts and at public inquiries, has positioned it at the forefront of its marketplace and sees it maintain an enviable and unique profile within the Planning and Environment Bar, which is not replicated anywhere in the sector.
Established in 2018, Phenna provides investment and strategic leadership to companies in the testing, inspection, certification, and compliance (TICC) sector. Its aim is to build a global portfolio of independent TICC businesses.
Ecology Solutions is the group’s sixth acquisition in 2021 and the fifth business in its rapidly expanding Infrastructure & Construction Division. It also represents the third acquisition conducted via Benchmark International, which have included the acquisitions of GMES and Facit Testing.
Tim Goodwin, Managing Director at Ecology Solutions, commented: “I am delighted to join Phenna Group, I have been careful to select a partner that shared our values, had the same ambitions and would be a high integrity, trusted partner. From my first meeting with Paul and his team, they have been easy to deal with and delivered what they said they would, which has given me huge confidence that the business, supported by Phenna Group will enjoy continued future success.”
Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group, said: “I am delighted that Tim and his team of experts have agreed to join Phenna Group. Ecology Solutions sets the bar high and I was encouraged and excited at their level of expertise and ambitions. The business has an excellent reputation in the marketplace and fits closely with our strategy of creating a differentiated group of niche TICC businesses. I’m looking forward to supporting Tim and his team deliver their ambitious growth plans.”
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