Ayrton Group Announces UK Expansion

Ayrton Group Announces UK Expansion

Ayrton Group acquires Peter Deer & Associates, a leading consulting engineering company in the UK

Leading professional services, safety and risk management firm Ayrton Group, who are headquartered in Cork, has announced its expansion into the U.K. through the acquisition of the consulting engineering company Peter Deer & Associates.

The move underpins Ayrton Group’s plans for significant growth in the UK and sees Peter Deer & Associates become part of the rapidly growing organisation, which also recently completed the acquisition of Portlaoise-based KTC Safety.

Commenting on the acquisition and expansion, Kieran Linehan, MD of Ayrton Group, said: “The announcement represents a major milestone for us in Ayrton Group. Having celebrated 30 years in business in 2023, we are delighted to see this project come to fruition and are excited to embark on another successful journey as part of our ambitious growth plans. We are proud to welcome the expert Peter Deer & Associates team to our organisation, creating a new business pillar for the Group and another step forward in the Ayrton story. This expansion will bring unique skills and experience to both companies, meaning that our breadth of experience and indeed offering will be expanded.”

Matthew Browne, Director at Ayrton Group added: “Our expansion into the UK comes in the midst of rapid growth for us at Ayrton Group, and forms part of a strategy set in motion a number of years ago to assist us with our ambitious growth plans. We are delighted to see this next step in our acquisition journey come to fruition. We are delighted to see the next step in our acquisition journey come to fruition as we continue to look at further opportunities both in Ireland and the UK.”

Peter Deer & Associates was founded in 1995 by Peter Deer and Michael Humpries. Clients have included the Burberry Head Office, Horseferry House; British Council buildings including those in Cairo, Kabul, Addis Ababa and Alexandria; The National Gallery of Ireland and The Crit Space in the University of Kent.

Peter Deer said: “This is a proud day for us and the entire team at Peter Deer & Associates. Our business has created a platform where quality engineering can be applied across the field of construction, and we are looking forward to working with the team in Ayrton Group to enhance the service offering to our clients, along with many benefits that come with being part of such a highly regarded organisation. Peter Deer and Associates is known for innovative but practical engineering solutions in all aspects of commercial and residential construction. Working with the team in Ayrton Group will broaden services to our clients with excellent career opportunities for staff.

Both Peter Deer and Micheal Humphries will be remaining in the business with a focus on engineering and client liaison, which will be supported by the existing team and continue to provide quality in design and engineering advice.

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