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Acquisition of Crestwood Environmental Ltd, cementing a two-year-long working relationship

11th June 2024 - Written by Suzanne Lindsay

We have continued our strategic growth journey with the acquisition of leading environmental, ecological, heritage and landscape consultancy, Crestwood Environmental Ltd (Crestwood Environmental).

The full acquisition of the Midlands-based company – which has offices in Wolverhampton and a regional presence in London – cements a two-year-long working relationship between Mabbett and Crestwood Environmental. The deal will significantly enhance our technical resources and service offering of the combined group (which will number in excess of 150 people) whilst also extending our reach to cover the entire United Kingdom, adding to current Mabbett offices in Anglesey, Belfast, Cardiff, Carlisle, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Forres, Glasgow, Inverness, Leicester, Manchester and Winchester.

Speaking about the investment, Managing Director, Derek J. McNab, said:

We are excited to welcome the Crestwood Environmental team into Mabbett in a deal that we believe will bring huge benefits to the clients of both companies going forward, not to mention the new opportunities that the enhanced service offering will bring.

“Having enjoyed a successful working relationship with the Crestwood Environmental team as contractor/sub-contractor and vice versa, we have long admired their people, values and capabilities – they are a talented and fun team to work with! There are great synergies between the technical teams in the landscape architecture, planning and cultural heritage space but also some complementary skillsets and services in their environmental and ecological teams that will extend our geographical reach in England. I am excited to see what our combined team can do together in the years ahead.

Crestwood Environmental, Managing Director, Karl Jones, commented:

It’s fantastic news to announce that we have joined the Mabbett team at what is an exciting time for both companies. There is so much appetite and opportunity in the marketplace right now for the services we both offer and, together, we will be able to enhance our service offering to our clients locally, nationally and internationally.

I am also delighted for our Midlands and London based technical and business support teams as they work on new projects, fulfil new experiences and reach their full career potential by joining the Mabbett team. We have a bright future ahead!

Acquiring Crestwood Environmental is our fourth major strategic investment since transitioning into Inverness-based investment company, GEG Capital Ltd, having previously acquired GH Johnston, Nevis Environmental and GEP Environmental. The deal comes on the back of another year of double-digit growth in which time we have grown to 150 staff across the UK.

Speaking about Mabbett’s latest acquisition, GEG Capital Director, Jia MacKenzie, said:

We welcome the Crestwood Environmental team into Mabbett. With excellent values, reputation and capabilities in their field, we see them as a perfect match for Mabbett, and expect it to be a catalyst for further growth both regionally and sector-wise. Alongside Mabbett MD, Derek J. McNab, we look forward to working with Karl Jones and their team to pursue the abundant opportunities in a growing sector.


About Mabbett

Established in 1996, Mabbett is a leading consultancy offering Planning, Design, Environmental, Engineering and Safety services with a focus on helping clients to “See a Difference”. We support clients through the planning process; deliver innovative design solutions; and accelerate the Net Zero journey. We save clients’ money; reduce their risk; and enable compliance.

About Crestwood Environmental

Established in 1994, Crestwood Environmental has now been providing environmental consultancy expertise for over 30 years. Based on its original environmental and civil engineering knowledge applied to the minerals and waste sectors, the Company has steadily evolved into the wide-reaching multi-sector and multidisciplinary environmental consultancy business it is today.

About GEG Capital

GEG Capital is a Scottish-headquartered, people-led, investment company with businesses located across Scotland, the UK and Ireland. With a diverse, multi-sector portfolio of businesses, GEG Capital specialises in realising growth potential and opportunities for expansion through values, innovative strategies, and the development of people – all underpinned with a drive to succeed on their journey.

An entrepreneurial-driven business, GEG Capital companies include renewable energy maintenance specialists, Gael Energy; civil engineering and construction contractor, Global Infrastructure; construction company, Capstone Construction; integrated planning, design, environment, engineering and safety consultancy, Mabbett; and civil and structural engineering and environmental consultancy, IKM Consulting.

GEG Capital’s recruitment portfolio includes Global Highland, Cammach Bryant, Be Personnel and Genesis Personnel.

Suzanne Lindsay

I am an experienced business development professional and Chartered Marketer with expertise in strategic marketing planning, client relationship management, networking, event management, marketing communications, social media.