Environmental Scientifics Group acquires two new companies

Posted: Thursday 5th May 2011

Addition of Henley Water and Q-Lab extend market leading testing and analysis capabilities across the UK and Ireland.

Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading environmental compliance specialist is pleased to announce the addition of two new companies into the Group – Henley Water Ltd and Q-Lab Ltd.

Henley Water Ltd, based in Amersham provides comprehensive bespoke water treatment and water hygiene solutions to the property and facility management markets. This acquisition totally complements ESG’s existing capability by bringing significant expertise in the area of water treatment technology.

Q-Lab is a leading Irish Laboratory offering solutions in water and food analysis throughout Ireland and has been offering its customer base INAB accredited testing services for the past 15 years.

These acquisitions add 6 new labs and 35 employees to the Group as well as an additional 700 customers.

Alex Sleeth, CEO, Environmental Scientifics Group said: “Henley Water and Q-Labs are exciting additions to Environmental Scientifics Group as they expand our capabilities in food and water testing as well as our geographical coverage. Both companies are built on strong customer service foundations and so are an excellent fit with ESG.

Additionally, they are our first acquisitions since taking over the lead role in the Group following the disbandment of Inspicio, and are a testament to the continued support of our majority shareholder 3i and funds managed by 3i, which will enable us to continue the growth of the business.”

ESG now has over 30 UKAS accredited laboratories and an employee base exceeding 1600.

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