Environmental Scientifics Group acquires two new companies

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. --ENDS-- Notes for Editors About Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG) Environmental Scientifics Group, or ESG as most people know it, is the UK’s leading company in environmental inspection, testing and consultancy. Grown out of the combination of a number of strong businesses including Environmental Services Group, Scientifics and the Eclipse Scientific Group. ESG prides itself on the levels of accreditation it holds within its businesses and has a long standing reputation of delivering the highest level of service to its clients. ESG has been a significant driver of change and innovation within the industry, driven by legislation, international standards and the economic climate. Today, the business enjoys unrivalled expertise and breadth of scope across a large and diverse range of market sectors covering Geotechnical Services, Environmental Safety Compliance, Materials Testing, Food Testing and Laboratories and Analytical Services. For more information visit www.esg.co.uk