5 March 2021

Kiwa adds IFC Group to the family

Kiwa UK has announced the acquisition of International Fire Consultants (IFC Group), a specialist in fire safety consultancy, delivering advice and expertise to a wide range of professionals across the built environment.

The acquisition of IFC adds a new service line to Kiwa's existing TIC suite of services in the UK. With Fire Safety playing a big role in the Kiwa Global identity, the acquisition creates new connections with other Kiwa countries, as well as having a significant crossover with many established services in the UK.

Kiwa UK's CEO Paul Brown says the Kiwa UK Group has grown rapidly through organic growth and acquisition. “I am delighted to welcome the IFC Group team to Kiwa. IFC’s expertise and reputation in the marketplace complements our Kiwa service offering perfectly. The potential synergies from this joining of forces are many, as are the opportunities for innovation, growth and an expanding UK and international presence.”

Managing Director of IFC Group, Graham Wiles, says “The IFC Group is a long-established leading fire safety assurance and engineering organisation. Joining forces with such a strong, trusted, and progressive international business with compatible values, means we can develop the IFC Group’s service offerings to support existing and new customers, and allows us to expand our combined international operations. It really is an exciting time for the business."

Photo: Graham Wiles, Managing Director of IFC Group and Paul Brown, CEO of Kiwa UK.