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We’re delighted to share that we will be bringing 2022 to an end by welcoming two new businesses to the BES Group.  Strainstall UK and Mimic have joined us from James Fisher and Sons plc, global provider of specialised services to the marine, energy and defence indusries worldwide.

Strainstall UK is an onshore and offshore load and asset monitoring company, with Mimic a provider of intelligent condition and performance monitoring solutions, predominantly in the maritime sector.  Their skill set and product offering makes them a great fit for BES Asset Reliability and will really strengthen this important and growing part of our business.

Finding companies that share our customer focused approach and put safety above everything else, continues to be important to us and we’re extremely excited to have done just that with Strainstall UK and Mimic. Together, they will add around 80 fantastic people to our team, and we’re delighted to have them on board.

These are the ninth and tenth businesses we’ve added to the BES Group since 2019 and our fourth and fifth this year alone.  We’ve worked hard to ensure we are growing in a way that supports the needs of our customers, providing them with access to even more of the very best risk management solutions supplied by an enhanced team of the very best people.

“We are absolutely delighted to be growing our Group further with these acquisitions from James Fisher Group.  Both Strainstall UK and Mimic businesses, bring with them a group of highly skilled people to complement our existing colleagues. We know that both businesses will have a successful future as part of the BES Group, strengthening our solution offerings, in the area of Asset Reliability.

This is an exciting time for both sets of customers and all our people.  Growth by acquisition is an important part of the future growth of our organisation, alongside organic growth, and welcoming two more brilliant businesses to our Group is a great way to end the year,” said John Campbell, CEO of BES Group.

“I am thrilled that Mimic is joining BES Group. Mimic with its expertise in maritime condition monitoring, will complement BES Group’s established Asset Reliability business, it’s an excellent fit, and will allow Mimic to lead the way in maritime condition monitoring for many years to come,” said Paul Mount, MD of Mimic.

“I am incredibly excited about what the future holds for the Strainstall UK team as part of the BES Group. With a shared focus on providing customers with the very best service, Strainstall UK is a good fit with the Asset Reliability business, and I see great opportunities for growth,” said Jonathan Simpson Tarling, MD of Strainsall.

We look forward to sharing more about Strainstall UK, Mimic and our ongoing growth plans over the coming months.

For more information about Strainstall, visit their website here.  For more information about Mimic, visit their website here.  To read more about the growth of the BES Group, click here.

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2022 has already been another busy and exciting year for the British Engineering Services Group.  As we continue to focus on our customers and our people, 2023 is set to be just as busy.

Ongoing growth to help ensure we can always give our customers the very best testing, inspection, certification and compliance (TICC) services will continue to be a focus for our company.  To help us deliver this in the most effective way, we are pleased to share that we have welcomed two new people to our senior team.

John Lennox has joined us as Group Chief Operating Officer.  He will be instrumental in helping ensure we are always delivering against our customer’s needs.  He is looking forward to leading an extended team that works alongside our customers to ensure we are focused on their TICC priorities, with no compromise.

Walter Rowe has also joined us as Group Technical Director.  Walter will have overall responsibility for driving a number of our business objectives including ensuring the safety and security of our customers, people and assets.

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Both John and Walter will report directly to John Campbell, who joined us as Group CEO earlier this year.  James Reeves, Group Chief Financial Officer, Hannah Mather, Group HR Director, John Breheny, Group Corporate Development Director and Paul Trivett, Interim Group Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, will work alongside John and Walter as the Group’s Senior Executive Leadership Team, also reporting to John Campbell.

Both this and our wider senior team continue to be extremely important to our business.  They are instrumental in delivering the very best customer experience and we’re proud to have them onboard.  We look forward to working closely with our customers, as always, over the coming weeks, months, and years!

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As we approach the seventh anniversary of British Engineering Services, we’re delighted to share that we will soon be welcoming a new Group CEO to the team.  John Campbell will join us on 1st September and will work with our Executive Team to help drive the ongoing success of our growing company.

John comes to us from Modulaire Group where he has spent three and a half years as UK Group Managing Director.  Prior to this, he was with G4S in Managing Director roles for both the UK and Ireland for almost five years.  He is extremely experienced when it comes to leading businesses and puts the success of the companies he has helped develop over recent years, down to fantastic teams.

Having been heavily involved in driving strategic business growth during his career, he is particularly excited by our active acquisition strategy.  Adding new companies to our Group brings an enhanced range of the very best risk management services for our customers and John is looking forward to seeing these grow even further over the coming months and years.

“It’s been fantastic to watch the British Engineering Services Group journey over the last few months.  Providing the best possible experience for our customers is important to us all, particularly as we acquire more companies and expand and strengthen our suite of services.  I’m really looking forward to spending time with the team as we continue to focus on this, leveraging the many skills and combined experience of our people to do even more great things,” commented John.

Stewart Kay has led the British Engineering Services Group since it became an independent business in 2015. The company has enjoyed remarkable success in this time, welcoming eight brilliant new businesses, growing our team to over 1,000 of the very best people, opening the industry leading Paul Forrester Training Centre and helping make sure our many customers leave nothing to chance.

“The last seven years have been phenomenal for our business.  We’ve revolutionised the risk industry in the best possible way, and I’ve been delighted to be a part of it.  John is a fantastic addition to the team and will drive the business forward while continuing to focus on our people and our customers as Group CEO,” said Stewart.

We’re pleased to share that Stewart will continue to be involved with our business, putting his experience and extensive knowledge of the British Engineering Services Group to great use as a Non-Executive Director.

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We’re delighted to share that XEIAD, specialist engineering inspection consultancy with expertise in specialist access, has now joined the British Engineering Services Group.

The XEIAD team is made up of more than 200 people all working across a number of sectors including transportation, utilities, renewables and many, many more, inspecting structures such as bridges, culverts, retaining walls, tunnels and shafts.  Their engineers are skilled and experienced in rope access, diving and confined spaces and complete a huge range of Inspections, Assessments, Surveys, Non-Destructive Testing & Intrusive Investigations, Design and Project Management, helping make sure their customers leave nothing to chance.

This is the eighth company we’ve added to the British Engineering Services Group since 2019 and the third this year.  XEIAD is a great fit for our Group and will enhance our industry leading suite of risk management services and grow our fantastic team of specialists.

Paul Capener, XEIAD Managing Director, will continue to lead the team, who are spread across offices in Devon, York, Swindon and Derby and at customer locations all over the UK.

“It’s been very obvious that XEIAD and the British Engineering Services Group share the same behaviours and culture in the approach to their team and customers since we started talking several months ago.  This is extremely important to both companies and has helped make the decision to join the Group an easy one.  For us all here at XEIAD, joining such a fantastic business will support our ongoing growth and allow us to offer our customers even more critical asset and risk management services.  This is great news all round!” said Paul Capener.

“As we continue to add new businesses to the British Engineering Services Group, our priorities remain the same.  We’re focused on welcoming companies that support our risk management agenda, enhance the services we can offer our customers and, most importantly, mirror our people focused culture. XEIAD fits this approach perfectly, their team are the very best at what they do, and we’re excited to get to know them over the coming months,” said Paul Hirst, Chief Operating Officer for the British Engineering Services Group.

For more information about XEIAD and how they support their customers with their specialist risk management services, visit their website here.  For more information about our growth by acquisition, click here

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We’re delighted to welcome Notus Heavy Lift Solutions to our growing Group as we continue to focus on helping make sure our customers leave nothing to chance.   They specialise in delivering Heavy Lift and Transport Consultancy services, Lifting Assurance, Planning and Execution of Lifting Operations and are a brilliant addition to our business.  Their work spans across a number of sectors, including renewables and nuclear, and their team is integral to several high-profile projects including EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C Project, the first Nuclear Power Station to be built in the UK in many years.

It’s important to us that we continue to welcome companies that not only enhance our portfolio of risk management services, but also fit with our people focused culture.  Like the wider British Engineering Services Group, the Notus Heavy Lift Solutions team are the best at what they do and are passionate about delivering the very best service for their customers.  Their team of more than 20 highly skilled people are spread across the UK, helping ensure their customers can safely and effectively deliver large scale and complex projects.

“This is another great acquisition for the British Engineering Services Group.  We’ve talked a lot about our growth plans over recent years and it’s important to us that we’re expanding our business in the right areas and with the right people.  Notus Heavy Lift Solutions is another brilliant company, and their specialist services will continue to set us aside from others in our industry.  We’re absolutely delighted to have them on board,” said Dave Vaughan, MD for Testing and UK RTI.

This is the seventh acquisition for the British Engineering Services Group since 2019.  We’re excited to be growing our business in this way and are continually seeing the benefits of doing so, both internally and externally amongst our customers.

For more information about Notus Heavy Lift Solutions click here or to learn more about our other recent acquisitive activity, click here.

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We’re excited to welcome James Reeves to the British Engineering Services group as Group Chief Financial Officer.

We’re excited to welcome James Reeves to the British Engineering Services group as Group Chief Financial Officer.

James comes to us from international insurance company, Liberty Specialty Markets, where he spent more than seven years in senior roles, including his most recent position as Deputy Chief Financial Officer.  He is both extremely experienced in our sector and has been heavily involved in Liberty’s strategic activity including their significant organic and acquisition driven growth.  We know this will be beneficial in helping us deliver our plans for 2022 and beyond as we continue to grow our Group.

Before joining Liberty, James spent six years with RSA Insurance where he first developed his understanding of the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry. During this time, he was instrumental in helping expand their European offering, positioning businesses for profit and implementing a new financial control framework.

On top of his day-to-day CFO role, James has also joined our Executive Team.  He will be involved in helping shape the future of our company as we continue to position ourselves for a brilliant future.

“We are delighted to have James on the team.  His experience and skillset speak for themselves, and this combined with his customer focus, extensive experience working with brokers and his energy and enthusiasm makes him a great fit for our business,” said Stewart Kay, Group CEO.

“It’s fantastic to be joining the British Engineering Services Group at such an exciting time.  Their plans for the coming years are impressive and I’m delighted to be playing a part in delivering the very best service for our customers,” said James.


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Helping make sure our customers leave nothing to chance is our priority across the British Engineering Services Group.  We’re delighted to have welcomed a number of new businesses to our company over the last few monthsmaking sure we can always do exactly that as we continue to grow and partner with more and more organisations.  We’re focused on helping keep people safe, businesses legally compliant and machinery and equipment operational and that will never change. 

We’re extremely pleased to share that Proviso Systemscondition-based maintenance (CBM) expertis the latest company to join the Group.  Adding Proviso Systems to our growing business will really enhance our customer offering in this specialist field, further strengthening the platform we built with the acquisition of PCMS Eng Group at the end of last year. 

Our customers are really benefiting from an extended suite of services and bringing Proviso onboard will reinforce this even further Our acquisitive growth continues to be in line with our customers’ needs and we know maximising machinery efficiency with the very best CBM solutions is something there is an appetite for.  With PCMS Eng Group and Proviso Sytems now part of the Group, we can truly provide our customers with an end-to-end risk management service in one place, a first in our industry,” said Gareth Hilton, Chief Commercial Officer. 

Proviso Systems was formed in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.  Its ongoing focus has been to provide an ‘innovative approach to condition-based maintenance’ and ultimately improve operational efficiency for their customers.  Their innovative approach to technology is impressive and has undoubtedly given them a competitive edge in their field.  They provide an extensive range of services to help keep their customers machinery healthy and operational with  vibration analysisthermography and oil analysis just some of the more frequently used techniques. 

“We’re really getting it right on the acquisition front.  We’ve welcomed some fantastic businesses to our Group over the last few months alone and bringing Proviso onboard has undoubtedly continued this trend.  The team are absolutely brilliant and know everything there is to know about CBM.  They’re a great addition to the British Engineering Services Group and we look forward to supporting their ongoing success,” said Dave Vaughan, MD of Testing and Consultancy. 

“The future of Proviso Systems is extremely exciting.  This is a great move all round and one that will see our specialist business get the right level of investment and focus as we continue to grow.  We’re all really looking forward to our next chapter,” said Mike Deakin, Director of Proviso Systems. 

This is the fifth acquisition for the British Engineering Services Group since 2019 and the second condition-based maintenance company welcomed in just a matter of months.  Continuing to find businesses that have the same passion and approach to supporting our customers is important to us and we’re delighted to have done that with every one of our acquisitions.  We’re proud of our growing team who help us deliver for our customers every day, with no compromise, ever.  

 For more information about Proviso Systems  click here or to learn more about our other recent acquisitive activity, click here.  

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Our customers and our people come before everything else across the British Engineering Services Group and that will never change.  We’re focused on ensuring we can always meet our customer needs and are delighted to share that we have welcomed AWL Inspection and NDT Services to the Group as a result.

The South Shield based Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) business will help strengthen our existing NDT offering as we continue to position ourselves for ongoing growth.  Like our specialist Salford based team, AWL provides their customers with services including magnetic particle, liquid penetrant and ultrasonic testing and have extensive experience with pipeline projects.

Established in 1987, the family run business has a fantastic reputation for always delivering the very best service.  They’re focused on the safety of their customers and already share the British Engineering Services Group priority of helping make Britain and Ireland a safer place.

“This is another fantastic acquisition for our company.  The brilliant AWL team have the same passion, drive and enthusiasm we enjoy across the wider British Engineering Services Group.  Their people are experts in the world of NDT and will really reinforce the services provided by our existing team.  Adding another NDT business to our Group has been a focus of ours for some time as we look to enhance both our capacity and our customer base in this field and AWL was an obvious choice,” said Dave Vaughan, MD of Testing and Consultancy.

“AWL’s reputation and market strength is impressive, and we’re delighted to have them on board.  Adding them to the Group will undoubtedly strengthen our wider customer proposition as we continue to focus on leveraging cross-sell opportunities,” commented Gareth Hilton, Chief Commercial Officer.

Emma Williamson, NDT Manager for AWL, commented, “We’ve really enjoyed getting to know more about the British Engineering Services Group over the last few weeks and we’re looking forward to being part of the team.  This is a great move all round and we’re confident it will help ensure a brilliant future for everyone involved,” said Emma.

This is the fourth acquisition for the Group since 2019 and follows UK Road Tanker Inspections, PCMS Eng and Lantei.  Continuing to add specialist companies to our business has already helped really differentiate us in our market as we continue to focus on delivering an end-to-end service that meets our customer’s needs.  Finding businesses that not only reinforce or complement our existing offering, but are also a great cultural fit is important to us and we’re delighted to have done just that with all of our acquisitions so far.

For more information about AWL click here or to learn more about our other recent acquisitive activity, click here.



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Who we work with is everything to us and we love working with companies that take risk as seriously as we do.  That’s just one of the many reasons we’re delighted to announce that Lantei Ltd has joined the British Engineering Services Group.  With a focus on keeping their customers safe and legally compliant, their priorities as a business are closely aligned to those of our wider company and we’re extremely excited to have them onboard.

Lantei is an electrical testing business based in Preston with a team of almost 150 people.  The company’s North West roots and drive for managing risk for their customers makes them a great fit for the British Engineering Services Group as we continue to focus on growth and development.

Along with electrical testing, Lantei provides specialist services including thermal imaging, emergency light testing, EV charging, portable appliance testing, TEGG Services, professional training via Lantei Learning and more.  Their team of 80 Engineers is spread across the UK in line with the requirements of their customers.  They work with many large and high-profile businesses including David Lloyd fitness, Nuffield Health, Marriott Hotels, many NHS Trusts and Housing Associations and much, much more.

“Adding Lantei to our Group is another brilliant opportunity for us.  They have an excellent reputation and their business results and growth over recent years are extremely impressive.  This is clearly the result of lots of hard work from their team.

Welcoming this specialist company to the Group will help us continue to enhance our electrical proposition and expand our specialist electrical offering for our customers.  The family formed business already shares many similarities with ours and we know it will continue to operate successfully as a sister company to our existing business and electrical division,” said Paul Hirst, MD of Inspections.

“This is great timing for both companies.  We’ve both had a really strong 2020 and are looking for the next step for our businesses as we continue to deliver an industry leading service for our customers.  Joining the British Engineering Services Group will allow us to focus on building an even better future for Lantei and our team,” Andrew Livesey, Managing Director at Lantei.

Lantei is the fourth company to join the British Engineering Services Group since we became an independent business five years ago, and the second this year following the successful acquisition of PCMS Engineering last month.  On top of this, we were pleased to welcome Non Destructive Testing company Nortest to our business in 2016 and specialist tanker inspection company UK Road Tanker Inspections in 2019.

2020 has seen significant growth for the British Engineering Services Group with the two successful businesses joining us adding to our impressive organic growth.  We’ve continued to put our customers first providing the very best service with no compromise ever as we’ve navigated the many challenges of the year.  Welcoming both Lantei and PCMS will allow us to further widen our product base and offer a unique and varied service for our customers.

For more information about Lantei, visit their website