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About Nicholls Colton Group

Nicholls Colton Group is an independent construction testing company.On February 1st, 2021, Nicholls Colton Group was acquired by Construction Testing Solutions. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Nicholls Colton Group Headquarter Location

7-11 Harding Street

Leicester, England, LE1 4DH,

United Kingdom

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Latest Nicholls Colton Group News

Private equity-backed Leicester firm snaps up Sheffield consultancy

Sep 13, 2021

CTS has accelerated its growth strategy with the acquisition of Yorkshire consultancy Silkstone Environmental Based in Sheffield, Silkstone Environmental employs 12 staff and operates across the UK. The deal follows CTS’s acquisition of CGL in November 2020, and Nicholls Colton Group in February 2021. The Silkstone acquisition will allow CTS to enhance its existing capabilities and further strengthen its offering by extending its environmental, landfill, quarry monitoring and permit planning consultancy capabilities. 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. Related Articles “It further strengthens our position in the UK construction testing and environmental monitoring markets and provides numerous synergies and opportunities that benefit both CTS, SEL 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.” Silkstone’s former owner and managing director Mark Barrett is remaining with the business. With headquarters in Leicester and a nationwide network of 16 laboratories and offices, offering a wide range of construction consulting and testing services. CTS supports all sectors of the construction market including residential, commercial, rail, road, airports, tunnelling, mining, and utilities as well as brownfield regeneration. Tom Hustler, investment manager at Palatine Private Equity said: “Silkstone has a great reputation in the market-place and will add depth and scale to CTS’ capabilities in line with its growth strategy. It’s fantastic to be able to support another acquisition as we build an industry-leading nationwide construction testing business alongside Phil and the management team.” Join us at the 2021 Rainmaker Awards in Manchester on September 9 Previous Article

  • When was Nicholls Colton Group founded?

    Nicholls Colton Group was founded in 1965.

  • Where is Nicholls Colton Group's headquarters?

    Nicholls Colton Group's headquarters is located at 7-11 Harding Street, Leicester.

  • What is Nicholls Colton Group's latest funding round?

    Nicholls Colton Group's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Nicholls Colton Group?

    Investors of Nicholls Colton Group include Construction Testing Solutions.

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