SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has announced the rebrand of Butler & Young, specialists in building control and fire consultancy services.
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 £140m 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, managing director 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."
Chris concludes: "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."