Completion announcement: Leith M&A advised the shareholders of Assurity Consulting, the leading independent workplace health, safety, and environmental compliance as Celnor acquired a majority stake.

January 2024

Based in Horsham, West Sussex and employing over 85 professionals, Assurity Consulting has been established for over 35 years. The business provides detailed, impartial advice and training to organisations responsible for thousands of buildings across the UK, covering indoor air and water quality and hygiene, Legionella, asbestos, fire safety, accessibility, environmental management, food safety, and health and safety. It also operates a UKAS accredited air and water testing laboratory.

It becomes part of Celnor’s Safety and Compliance division, which already includes three well-established businesses: Watford-based Vintec Laboratories, Riverside Environmental based in Kent and Birmingham, and APEC Environmental with bases in Newcastle, Chester, Sheffield and Surrey.

Simon Parrington, Celnor founder and Group CEO, said, “Assurity Consulting fits very well into the Celnor Group, providing vital and expert workplace health, safety and environmental compliance services to organisations and extending the Group’s capability and geographic coverage. It is a very professional business with a great culture fit for Celnor, which was obvious from the beginning of our working relationship. I am delighted to welcome the team from Assurity Consulting to the group, and I am looking forward to supporting them in their next phase of their growth.”

Paul Foxcroft, Managing Director of Assurity Consulting, is equally pleased with the outcome, “Our partnership with Celnor will bring direct benefits to our customers. From investment in new technology and employee training, to support for innovation in anticipation of customer needs, it will provide a platform for our future success. I am particularly pleased that we will be able to offer greater career development and career progression opportunities to our talented team.”

David Nelson, Managing Director of Leith M&A commented: “We are delighted for the Assurity Consulting team and proud to have advised them on this transaction. The process was highly competitive and attracted a number of competing bids. Celnor emerged as the ideal fit for the team at Assurity Consulting and we are confident that the acquisition will prove to be a great catalyst for growth, for both organisations.”

On the support offered by Leith M&A, Simon and Paul commented;

“It was great to work with David and the Leith M & A team on our partnership with Assurity, the process was smooth and timely thanks to their involvement” – Simon Parrington – CEO, Celnor Group

“Working with David and his team at Leith M&A was a pleasure. His friendly manner and professionalism helped guide us through the complicated sales process to a very satisfactory conclusion with the minimum amount of fuss”. – Paul Foxcroft – Managing Director, Assurity Consulting


For further information please contact David Nelson via email at [email protected]
or call 01306 646 890 in the strictest of confidence.
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