RSK adds two more companies with latest acquisitions

Alan Ryder

RSK Group, the integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has added two more businesses to its portfolio as it continues to grow through its buy-and-build strategy.

Electrokinetic and EiB are the latest companies to join forces with the Wirral-headquartered group.

West-Yorkshire-based Electrokinetic provides innovative solutions for remediating unstable slopes and dewatering slurries and sludges based on patented electrokinetic geosynthetics (EKG) technology.

Working alongside RSK’s Central Alliance business, Electrokinetic will continue delivering its services to clients while exploring and developing new applications.

Meanwhile EiB, based in Birmingham, provides specialist strategic work-winning support to transform clients’ performance and ensure they win and/or retain significant projects and service contracts across the public and private sectors.

Becoming part of the RSK group will enable EiB to grow and develop into new markets and explore new sales opportunities across the businesses within RSK.

Both businesses will continue to operate under their current branding and will adhere to their core values and ways of working.

Alan Ryder, RSK CEO said, “For the past few years, RSK has been working towards an ambitious 2025 strategy that aims to strengthen the company’s position as a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business.

“By remaining committed to our vision and values, we are creating a value proposition unrivalled by any competitor.

“Despite the diversity across the business, the entire group shares a commitment to finding environmental and socially sustainable ways to fix challenging problems.”

He added, “In the past five years, we have welcomed over 50 new businesses into the group and have invested in their growth.

“Each of these businesses continues to operate in much the same way as it did before joining RSK, but by connecting them with others from across the organisation, by encouraging collaboration and providing investment, we have seen consistent year-on-year organic growth.

Scott Brown, CEO of EiB, added: “I am incredibly optimistic about what this acquisition will mean for the team at EiB. By joining the RSK group, we can accelerate the growth of the business, explore new markets and target larger contracts, all while staying committed to the ‘EiB way’ of working.”

John Lamont-Black, MD of Electrokinetic, said:  “I’m so pleased to be joining the team at RSK.

“We anticipate that our new home will open up new opportunities for us to contribute to a larger and more diverse range of projects, while also enabling us to draw upon the wider skills and competencies of the group to offer turnkey solutions in our more traditional areas.”