BRUSH sweeps up Scottish M&E firm

Rybka chairman David MacLeod (left) with BRUSH CEO Nicolas Pitrat at the group’s Loughborough HQ

Loughborough energy engineering solutions firm BRUSH Group has bought Rybka, the Scottish mechanical and electrical building services and sustainability consultancy.

The acquisition expands the Loughborough firm’s portfolio of services to include mechanical and electrical consulting engineering, BIM (building information modelling), building physics, Passivhaus design and low carbon consulting.

It also gives BRUSH a foothold in the Scottish market whilst enabling Rybka to grow into England and Wales, supported by London-based building services consultancy Eta Projects Ltd – acquired by BRUSH in 2022 – which has a strong track record in healthcare and critical infrastructure.

Nicolas Pitrat, CEO of BRUSH Group said: “We are thrilled to welcome Rybka on board as part of the BRUSH Group. We already share a lot in common and I see many of our values reflected in the way the team at Rybka works together to deliver outstanding results for their clients. I am impressed with their breadth of knowledge and expertise, and having Rybka as part of the Group will support our ESG ambitions and create decarbonisation opportunities with our customers.”

David MacLeod, Rybka chairman, said: “We are very excited to be joining the BRUSH Group. Our proven track record as a provider of outstanding consultancy services, along with BRUSH’s reputation for delivering engineering excellence, will ensure we continue to go from strength to strength. Working in partnership with BRUSH we will grow our geographical footprint and build on our existing expertise, while continuing to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”

Established in Scotland in the 1990s, Rybka has more than 50 staff in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Rybka will become a part of the BRUSH Engineering Solutions portfolio whilst operating independently with existing partners and clients.