RSK Group completes acquisition of WysePower

Shawn Callaghan

TEMPORARY site service specialist WysePower, which promotes the use of carbon neutral building solutions, has been acquired by the RSK Group.

Founded as WysePlant in 1958, the company began by providing temporary electrics, hoists, cranes, cabins and general plant. Today, WysePower has more than 260 directly employed staff operating from eight regional UK offices, from Glasgow to Bristol, along with operations in five European countries delivered from its operational centre in Amsterdam.

WysePower recorded an annual turnover of £28 million in the last financial year.

WyseBase is part of the WysePower group and offers a carbon neutral alternative to traditional concrete foundations for modular and building set-ups, as well as ground stabilisation and walkway solutions. This enables the installation of stacked cabins of various heights without breaking ground. The foundations are made from recycled materials and are described as fully recyclable after use.

Recent WysePower projects include data centres, Gigafactories, HS2 works, Grade 1-listed buildings, commercial and retail developments, and residential schemes.

MD Shawn Callaghan, who will continue to lead the business, said, “For more than 60 years, we have developed and maintained the trust and support of our clients, who appreciate the breadth of our service packages, the quality of our designs and installations and the dedication of our employees. We look forward to continuing this work, specialising in prestige projects and emerging market sectors, such as high-tech manufacturing, hyperscale data centres and major infrastructure projects while benefitting from the growth RSK can offer.

“This gives us the opportunity to enhance our project work and client relationships by working with a host of RSK businesses from the same or related sectors.”

RSK Group CEO Alan Ryder added, “I’m pleased to welcome WysePower and its 260 employees into RSK. Temporary site services remain in high demand despite the ongoing economic slowdown, and I expect this will only continue. Beyond this, WysePower is a great cultural fit in our group; the ethos and values of the business are very similar to those of the wider RSK family, so I have no doubt they will settle in quickly.”

The acquisition advisor was James Mines, partner of FRP Advisory Trading Limited.