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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Herrington Consulting Limited and Environmental Protection Services Ltd

Posted on January 12, 2023 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Canterbury-based Herrington Consulting to Cambridge-based Environmental Protection Services (EPS).

Established in 2005, Herrington Consulting offers a comprehensive service offering with expertise across four areas: flood risk management, surface water and drainage management, daylight and sunlight impact assessments, and coastal engineering and risk management. Employing state-of-the-art computer modelling to unlock some of the most technically challenging sites the company has the ability to serve a range of clients including architects, local authorities, and housing developers.

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Established 20 years ago, EPS has extensive experience through a diverse range of geotechnical and environmental consultancy projects for a diverse range of clients in the residential, retail, industrial and petrochemical sectors. The company offers a UK wide geographical coverage from its offices in Cambridge, Leeds, Bristol, and Glasgow.

Simon Maiden-Brooks, managing director of Herrington Consulting, commented: “Our key criteria for any change in the company management structure was always to ensure that the values and ethos of Herrington Consulting are maintained. We wanted to join a group that can complement the technical and specialist skills that Herrington has to offer and the reciprocal - a group that we can assist to grow. We believe we have found that with EPS and the future is very bright.”

Will Evans, founding director at EPS, said: “Our intention has always been to ‘grow interesting’, both as a business and as individuals, with a clear coherent strategy based on developing additional opportunities with existing key national clients, provision of new high quality complementary services, extension of our geographic footprint and collaboration with other like-minded organisations. The opportunity with Herrington Consulting sits particularly well with that strategy and is tremendously exciting to us, representing a very natural progression for our next step. The collaborative opportunities here are significant and wide ranging, particularly around our innovations with geomatics in 3D ground modelling and materials management, and how we will now link with drainage strategies for genuinely joined up solutions to the key development constraints our clients continually face.”

The combined entity creates a 60 strong team across five locations at Cambridge, Leeds, Bristol, Canterbury and London, with annual sales revenue in the region of £4 million.

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Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $8.25 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the #1 Sell-side, Privately Owned M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.


Herrington Consulting Acquired by EPS



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