Acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019, the Butler & Young portfolio includes Butler & Young Approved Inspectors, one of the largest approved inspectors in England and Wales, Trenton Fire, one of the largest independent fire safety consultancies in the UK, and Butler & Young Consultants, a leading specialist in built environment consultancy.
With a turnover of £140 million and over 1,700 employees, the UK is the second most important geographical platform in the SOCOTEC Group after France. The integration of the Butler & Young portfolio provides the platform for SOCOTEC’s future development in building control and fire consultancy in the UK.
The rebrand to SOCOTEC sees Butler & Young Approved Inspectors rebrand to SOCOTEC Building Control, remaining a separate legal entity with its own identity for regulatory compliance. Butler & Young Consultants and Trenton Fire move under the SOCOTEC UK umbrella.
Chris Wallis, MD of Building Control and Fire Safety said: “The adoption of the SOCOTEC brand allows us to capitalise on the combined services offered by the Group to the benefit of all our clients, providing a breadth of complementary services unmatched by our competitors, while at the same time maintaining the independence of our approved inspector service.
“This is an exciting time as we embark on the start of a new journey as SOCOTEC, a company with the ambition to become the leading trusted third party in Testing Inspection and Certification in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors.”