Sector Business services; Specialist engineering
Location Manchester, UK
Investment type Buyout
Date October 2015
Status Current
Non-Executive Directors Flor Kassai, Ed Fraser

British Engineering Services

The company

From its headquarters in Manchester, British Engineering Services delivers premium quality engineering testing, inspection and consultancy services throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland to a large number of blue chip customers. British Engineering Services (trading as Irish Engineering Services in the Republic of Ireland) was founded as a result of the carve-out of the Engineering Inspection & Consultancy division of RSA Plc, a division which can trace its roots back to 1859. Its predecessors were the companies who developed the original engineering inspection services, National Vulcan and British Engine. Today the company has over 450 highly trained Engineer Surveyors and Consultant Engineers, strong customer support systems and a wealth of technical expertise.

Growth strategy

Inflexion will work alongside British Engineering Services’ management team to further grow the business both organically and via selected acquisitions. In addition, Inflexion will support workforce expansion and investment in technology to drive service excellence.

The Inflexion difference

RSA Plc was keen to find a buyer who could work in partnership with its team to plan and execute the carve-out. Our Value Enhancement Director, formerly a founding partner of PwC’s carve-out advisory team, played a central role in the process, as did our Digital Director, working alongside our investment team. Through an understanding of the fragmented testing, inspection and consultancy services (TIC) market, Inflexion is well placed to help British Engineering Services accelerate growth through consolidation opportunities. We will support the management team in delivering superior customer service in order to establish a new market leader in the UK and Ireland, helping to shape the future of the industry.