RSK Group acquires Homer Burgess


RSK Group has added to its ever-expanding portfolio of companies with the acquisition of mechanical engineering business Homer Burgess.   

RSK CEO Alan Ryder
RSK CEO Alan Ryder. Credit: RSK.

It follows the recent acquisition of civil engineering and bulk earthworks contractor, RJT Excavations, and after that water, construction and engineering specialist, ABM. 

Since January, Cheshire-based RSK is understood to have executed in the region of 28 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with companies from a range of different sectors, oftentimes overseeing several in quick succession in a matter of weeks.   

Dumfries-headquartered Homer Burgess will join other RSK businesses in the UK water sector including WGM Engineering, Nicholas O’Dwyer, Binnies, MWH Treatment and Water Research Centre.   

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Founded in 1958, the family-run business operates in various other sectors, too, including energy, defence, waste, food and manufacturing.   

Managing director Stephen Burgess will continue to lead the business. 

“This acquisition will also support RSK’s presence across the UK water sector and the group’s commitments across Scotland,” said RSK Group CEO, Alan Ryder. “Homer Burgess is home to a skilled workforce serving multiple sectors, and its significant experience in fabrication will be incredibly useful to other RSK businesses that I know will share my appreciation for its expertise.” 

RSK now comprises more than 200 companies, employing 12,000 people.  

The group’s annual turnover at the end of FY2023 is expected to be more than £1.2 billion. 

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