BRCS (Building Control) was formed in 1996 to respond to the challenging opportunity legislation provided for Corporate Approved Inspectors to practise in the private sector. As one of the first three bodies to be able to undertake the building control role for commercial projects, the company was pleased to have broken the local authority monopoly. The prime role of BRCS is in the capacity of a statutory Building Control body, where clients range from small high street retailers to large public-sector organisations.

In May 2017 BRCS was acquired by Hickton Holdings, bringing together clerk of works and building control surveyors with a unique quality and compliance inspection service offer.

Why BRCS chose to partner with CEPS

CEPS approached the business directly when the directors of BRCS decided to place the company on the market as part of an ultimate retirement strategy. BRCS wholly met the specific acquisition criteria sought by CEPS and was the ideal company to work alongside Hickton Consultants, another CEPS subsidiary, thus enhancing the joint offering.

The benefits of being part of the group

For a small company to have the backing and support of the overall Group is comforting for the directors and allows them to think strategically and to address the future path for BRCS. Ultimately the introduction of improved financial management and QA systems will strengthen its position in the competitive approved inspector market which the directors acknowledge as a huge benefit.

For CEPS to have chosen BRCS, when we decided to place the company on the market, was very gratifying and an acknowledgement of all the hard work taken to build up the company since 1996
Simon Polley, Managing Director

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