Acquisitions keep on coming for Wirral’s RSK Group

Alan Ryder

Helsby’s RSK Group continues its acquisitive strategy with the addition of Singleton Clamp & Partners (SCP), for an undisclosed sum.

The environmental, engineering and sustainability solutions provider says the deal will strengthen its transport planning and infrastructure design capabilities.

SCP is a specialist transportation planning, highway and drainage infrastructure design consultancy that has been offering multi-disciplinary professional services to the private and public sector since 1991.

Employing 45 staff based in offices in Manchester, Leeds and London, SCP provides an integrated range of services to clients across the country, from advice and support at the earliest master planning stages of development proposals, through detailed assessments for approvals processes and through the implementation stages.

The business also has long established expert witness relationships with planning barristers across the UK.

This acquisition significantly strengthens Wirral-based RSK’s existing transport planning services and introduces a new suite of solutions in infrastructure planning and design, markets which are expected to grow in the years to come.

SCP will retain its brand as existing directors David Roberts, Jim Budd, Steven Carmody and David Young all continue to drive the business forward.

This is the first acquisition completed by RSK in 2022 and the 26th this financial year as the group continues to deliver on its 2025 growth strategy.

RSK is now comprises more than 120 businesses employing in excess of 8,000 people around the world.

The group is seeing an unprecedented demand for its services as clients are now acting with urgency to progress towards a more sustainable future.

RSK expects this trend to continue and has set out to strengthen the group in direct response to this, striving to become a global leader in the delivery of sustainability solutions.

Alan Ryder, founder and CEO, said: “The expertise in SCP greatly advances our position in the UK transport and infrastructure markets, areas where we expect to see growth over the coming years.

“Thanks to many years of consistent, high quality delivery and a focus on strong relationships, SCP has earned a very good reputation with clients and the wider industry. With the additional support of our many related specialisms, we anticipate this will only be further enhanced.”

David Roberts said: “SCP is a brand that we are proud to have established over some 30 years, and maintaining that brand shows the great faith that RSK have in our team and the successes that have been achieved so far.

“We have a combined desire to grow the business further and the commitment to retain the existing SCP leadership and work together as part of the wider RSK business is a combination that provides a future that we very much look forward to.”