Lucion Services has made a âgame changingâ deal with the acquisition of asbestos and environmental consultancy firm Redhills.
Lucion, the environmental and occupational safety group, will now see its annual turnover double to £25 million and increase its staff numbers to almost 400.
The Redhills brand will continue to trade as part of the Lucion Environmental Ltd group with the network of regional offices sharing back office systems and processes, along with collaboartions on new business proposals.
The head office of Redhills is based in Dorking, Surrey, and has a network of eight regional offices.
Last year the company had a turnover of almost £13 million, making it a slightly larger organisation than Lucion, whose turnover was closer to £12 million.
Of Redhills 215 employees, 140 of them are environmental consultants, project managers, analysts and surveyors. Meanwhile, Lucion is based in Gateshead and employs 180 staff across its seven offices.
Patrick Morton, Managing Director at Lucion Services, said that the Redhills brand is associated with tremendous goodwill and they are delighted to have secured the purchase agreement which will complement Lucionâs existing business strategy and make it a âgame changerâ for the industry.
Morton added: Rapid growth of the asbestos management market place in recent times has brought with it many challenges.
Iâm proud to say that as a business weâve always adapted quickly and been creative in our approach to supporting clients.
From technological advances to technical skills and knowledge, we have consistently placed ourselves at the cutting edge of industry development.
Meanwhile, Lee Carter, Managing Director at Redhills, said that there is a great deal of potential for exchanging ideas and development, which will only be of benefit to the industry, their customers and employees.
Lucion was founded in 2002 and has since added MPC Remediation and Salbrook Vance Consultants in 2013 and Innov8 Safety Solutions in 2015.