Leicester geo-tech consultancy makes ‘extraordinary’ acquisition

More expansion for Phil Coles

CTS Group, the Leicester ceotechnical consulting, construction materials testing and surveying and monitoring services, has completed its seventh acquisition in the last 18 months after swooping for In Situ Site Investigation, which operates in cone penetration testing and pressuremeter techniques and ground investigation services.

With headquarters in St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, In Situ Site Investigation employs 37 staff and operates internationally. The company was founded in 2008 by managing director Darren Ward.

“With this latest acquisition, we are creating a premier construction testing, consulting, inspection and compliance company and I’m delighted to welcome the In Situ Site Investigation team to the CTS Group,” said Phil Coles, chief executive of the CTS Group.

He added: “In Situ Site Investigation is an extraordinary company with a fantastic service offering and team, an incredible reputation and we are thrilled that they are joining the CTS Group. Continuing to grow our capabilities and expand our portfolio whilst at the same time growing and further strengthening our client relationships across our business is critical to our ongoing success and is at the very heart of our strategy. This acquisition complements the previous deals announced over the past two years and reinforces our commitment to growth through attracting complimentary businesses and market leading talent.”

In Situ Site Investigation’s managing director, Darren Ward, said: “Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for In Situ Site Investigation, one where we will be able to accelerate our vision of providing quality site investigation services whilst maintaining our good, friendly customer service and continuing to deliver on our clients’ requirements. I’m delighted to be continuing to support the future growth of the combined business and integration process. Our existing clients will be able to benefit from CTS’s extensive experience and knowledge within the testing, inspection and compliance industry.”

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