An Inverness-based business which specialises in environmental consultancy has been taken over by a new owner in a five figure deal.
Nevis Environmental Ltd has been purchased from Wind Prospect Group Limited by private investor Lee Quinn.
Mr Quinn who is an experienced finance professional and has supported and managed a range of businesses from SMEs to international groups has worked with both Nevis Environmental and Wind Prospect over a number of years as a consultant.
He explained that when the opportunity to buy Nevis Environmental arose, he knew he could help develop the growing company further.
He said: “I have had the pleasure of working with Nevis and Wind Prospect for a number of years. Unfortunately, Wind Prospect is facing some financial difficulty, but there is still huge potential for Nevis Environmental, hence why I took the decision to invest. Nevis has a bright future and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support and develop it going forward. We have a great team, a fantastic offering and exciting growth plans for the future.”
Mr Quinn added: “I would like to take this opportunity to reassure all of our clients, suppliers and colleagues that we will maintain the same excellent levels of service and professionalism and we look forward to further developing and growing our existing relationships. In particular, I am looking forward to developing new relationships both within the renewable industry and outside this sector as we demonstrate how Nevis’ excellent track record and depth of experience supports our clients’ interests.”
Nevis Environmental Limited which has offices at the Dochfour Business Centre just outside of the Highland capital and also operates from a base in Carlisle are experts in understanding the legal requirements and industry standards when undertaking work subject to environmental planning conditions.
The firm was the first in the field to offer specialist environmental services to the onshore wind sector and has also concentrated on construction and operational monitoring and are specialists in habitat management and reconstruction.
Dr Kathryn Fraser, managing director of the company, said: “We are delighted to be able to make this announcement and to have Lee as the new owner of Nevis Environmental. His investment in the company will help it grow and realise its potential and ensure that it has a strong and prosperous future. There is so much scope for Nevis and with Lee’s support we have no doubt that it will continue to grow and also expand into new markets.”