Canadian design firm buys out Shrewsbury-based specialist advisory group

Mergers & Acquisitions | Midlands

ESI Consulting

Global design firm Stantec has completed its acquisition of Shrewsbury-based ESI Consulting (ESI), for an undisclosed sum.

ESI is one of the UK’s leading independent scientific environmental consulting firms with capabilities in groundwater, land, and sustainable development. The company has more than 50 team members, with offices in Shrewsbury, Reading and Cardiff.

Cath Schefer, managing director, Stantec Europe-Africa & RNet/India, said: “ESI brings the experience and highly-respected project work that complements the longstanding presence we’ve held throughout the United Kingdom.

“Our combined teams will provide creative solutions, leading edge analysis, and proven value for our clients across a wide range of industries.”

“Just like Stantec, we have a commitment to the communities we serve throughout the UK and we look forward to connecting to a larger network of technical support to expand our reach throughout the region and beyond”, said ESI managing director Jon Cooke. “We also appreciate that our talented team members will be exposed to a global portfolio of projects and career opportunities as we integrate into the Stantec company community.”

From its base of more than 22,000 team members worldwide, Stantec currently has more than 2400 currently based across the United Kingdom.

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