British Engineering Services

Inflexion led the carve-out of British Engineering Services ("BES") from RSA plc in October 2015. BES is a provider of premium quality engineering testing, inspection and consultancy services whose customers benefit from state-of-the-art technology and excellent online reporting systems.

  • Sector

    Business services

  • Headquarters

    Manchester, UK

  • Fund


  • Investment date

    October 2015

  • Status


The company

British Engineering Services 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.

The Inflexion difference

Inflexion’s experience in carve-outs was invaluable in executing the deal. With their understanding of the fragmented testing, inspection and consultancy services market, Inflexion is supporting British Engineering Services accelerate growth through consolidation opportunities, with the first acquisition coming less than a year after the initial carve-out with the buyout of Nortest Limited.

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