The acquisition boosts Sweco’s presence within the UK constructing management market and prolong its geographical presence in England.
The worth of the share buy settlement has not been undisclosed.
Ball & Berry employs round 40 individuals and had reported revenues of £3.4m in 2022. It was established in 2007 and has places of work in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Maidstone and London. It supplies permitted inspector providers in a number of sectors together with industrial, residential, schooling, healthcare, hospitality, industrial and leisure.
Ball & Berry is the primary acquisition for Sweco UK because it acquired MLM Group in Might 2019.
Sweco UK president Max Pleasure mentioned: “That is an thrilling new chapter in Sweco’s progress story right here within the UK. Sweco and Ball & Berry share the identical enterprise and cultural values centered on purchasers, skilled growth and creating secure, safe and cozy areas for the top person. By coming collectively, we’re making certain that we’ve got the precise expertise and information to reply to our purchasers’ future wants in addition to to the upcoming modifications to the Constructing Security Act.”
Paul Eggleton, Sweco UK’s constructing requirements supervisor, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Ball & Berry into the Constructing Requirements Division of Sweco. Collectively we are going to strengthen our popularity and experience as market leaders within the Constructing Management sector and proceed our class main regulatory service guiding purchasers from design by to constructing completion.”
Ball & Berry director Paul McNeill mentioned: “Since myself, David Hodgson and David Clarke joined Ball & Berry as administrators in 2010/11, the enterprise has undergone a journey of outstanding progress and transformation. Over current years, we’ve opened a number of new places of work… and recruited extremely expert constructing management professionals and administrative assist workers to service a rising portfolio of purchasers who depend on our crew for excellent technical experience that aids high quality, seamless and profitable initiatives.
“Coming along with Sweco – an organization with the identical ardour for excellence – was a simple resolution. Our mixed experience, and united values, tradition and ethos will ship unimaginable power in our market. Sweco’s technique is underpinned by integrity, efficiency and a transparent imaginative and prescient to place individuals on the coronary heart of what they do, which very a lot mirrors that of Ball & Berry.”