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RSK enhances ecology offering with latest acquisition

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Cheshire-headquartered multidisciplinary environmental consultancy RSK has acquired Kent-based habitat management company Twig Trading.

The 15-strong specialist, Twig, offers expertise in ground maintenance, ecological contracting and solar farm maintenance. It also provides a range of winter services such as gritting and snow clearance. From its base in Horsmonden, Twig operates across the southeast of England and beyond to support a range of clients including housebuilders, water companies, solar farm operators, main contractors and private individuals.

The acquisition will be assumed into RSK’s agriculture, land and property management division. By joining forces, RSK hopes to provide a more "complete" service package to its clients, and according to CEO Alan Ryder: "Twig’s services complement the recently established RSK habitat management business and our environmental consultancy services."

For Twig, becoming part of RSK will help the firm achieve its growth objectives, with managing director David Eyre commenting: "The RSK and Twig cultures are closely aligned from what I have experienced to date, which gives me great confidence that the transition will be mutually beneficial to the Twig team and the RSK group."

Twig will continue to operate under Eyre’s leadership when it joins RSK.

The move marks RSK’s twelfth acquisition since April 2017 and comes only days after it announced the purchase of geotechnical and engineering contractor CAN (EA 06-Nov-18). These two latest acquisitions would see RSK’s staff numbers break the 2,500 mark.

RSK currently boasts 55 UK and 36 international offices, generating total revenues of £144m in the year ending March 2018.

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