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Acquisition of specialist consultancy for QML Holdings Ltd

15 February 2021

QML Holdings are delighted to announce its latest acquisition following the completion of purchase of NIASS on the 10th of February 2021.

NIASS deliver exceptional Business Development & Supply Chain assistance to several organisations within the UK Civil Nuclear and Nuclear Defence sectors by providing a Business Pursuit life cycle model which promotes the use of best-in-class consultants, tools, and techniques in offering a flexible, professional Business Pursuit Service to work with its customers business winning teams.

NIASS experienced team can support at every stage of the life cycle. The company can supplement internal resources at any stage allowing the consortium to augment its customers teams as needed.

Since 2014 NIASS has supported many organisations in securing billions of pounds of government funded contracts.

In short, NIASS plans and implements the business winning process.

Overview of Business Pursuit Services:

·       Opportunity Identification
·       Market research analysis reports
·       Capture Plans
·       Supply chain strategy
·       Teaming/Partnering
·       Independent bid review
·       Business Development

Previous co-owners, John Carine (now Managing Director) and Steve Hughes (now Commercial and Sales Director) have steadily built up a best-in-class reputation for exceptional delivery of Business Development & Supply Chain assistance to a number of organisations within the UK Civil Nuclear and Nuclear Defence sectors.

Carl Roberts, CEO for QML Holdings Ltd stated, “Even in these difficult times of Covid, we have continued to go from strength to strength following further acquisitions in 2020, which included the purchase of the UK’s number one nuclear waste containment manufacturer, DEVA Manufacturing Limited, on the outskirts of Chester. The purchase of NIASS and bringing it within the group was an easy decision to make and we are delighted in welcoming John and Steve on board the senior team. There are many synergies in the customers, services, and industries that our group companies offer and the acquisition of NIASS further strengthens that. I look forward to working with John and Steve to build on what they have achieved in such a short space of time since NIASS was created”.

NIASS will be moving to co-locate with DEVA in their offices and will use the new group strength to grow and invest in providing additional business services.

QML as a group consists of 5th Dimension Composites, QFS Technologies, Hockley Pattern and Tool Ltd, Hockley Tooling Solutions, DEVA Manufacturing Ltd and Quantum Manufacturing Ltd who offer unrivalled design and manufacturing capability for both tooling and parts to many industries and have a global footprint. NIASS brings a proven Consultancy offering to build upon current and future capability.