02 Aug, 2021

Construction Testing Solutions (CTS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Silkstone Environmental Ltd, an independent minerals and waste consultancy company.

Founded in 2000, and based out of Chapeltown, Sheffield, they employee over 12 staff operating nationally. Silkstone Environmental is a well-established consultancy, surveying and planning business providing a variety of solutions to a wide variety of sectors including, Mines and quarries, Waste management, New-builds, Commercial builds, and Civil engineering.

Today’s announcement continues CTS’s focus on ambitious growth plans and follows the acquisition of CGL Limited in November 2020, and Nicholls Colton in February 2021. In purchasing Silkstone, CTS are enhancing and extending their existing capabilities and further strengthening their offering with an extension to their environmental, landfill, quarry monitoring and permit planning consultancy capabilities.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Phil Coles, Chief Executive Officer of CTS said: “This latest acquisition supports our overall growth strategy and focus on delivering market leading construction testing solutions to our clients. It further strengthens our position in the UK construction testing market and provides numerous synergies and opportunities that benefit both CTS and our clients. Both myself and the business are excited about working with Mark and Jill Barrett and welcoming the Silkstone team to the CTS Group; our businesses are stronger together, bringing greater capability and scale to our existing offering and providing significant future growth opportunities. This acquisition complements the CGL, and Nicholls Colton deals announced in November and February respectively, and reinforces our commitment to growth in attracting market leading talent and capability to our business.”

Managing Director, Mark Barrett said “I’m delighted to be continuing with Silkstone as Managing Director and supporting the administrative integration process along with future growth of the combined business. Together, we can offer customers a wider range of services, helping to reinforce CTS’s position as a leading provider of construction testing and consultancy services in the UK”.

“Mark and the team’s significant knowledge and experience in the geotechnical investigation and environmental monitoring markets, combined with CTS’s national network of construction testing laboratories and site teams will strengthen our growing testing solution services. We are increasing our service capacity to clients and enabling them to select us as their go-to partner of choice for all construction testing related services” continued Phil.

With headquarters in Leicester and a nationwide network of 16 laboratories and offices, offering a wide range of construction consulting and testing services. CTS is the go-to partner of choice, supporting all sectors of the construction market including residential, commercial, rail, road, airports, tunnelling, mining, and utilities as well as brownfield regeneration.

For further information please contact by email on enquiries@constructiontesting.co.uk