Eville & Jones completes acquisition of Vorenta Group

By Michelle Perrett

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Eville & Jones has expanded through the acquisition of Vorenta Group
Eville & Jones has expanded through the acquisition of Vorenta Group

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Official veterinary group Eville & Jones has today completed the acquisition of the Vorenta Group, which includes HallMark Veterinary and Compliance Services, and Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL).

The company said that under the expanded Eville & Jones Group umbrella, the acquisition will accelerate its growth, expanding operations into Scotland, building on its existing service offerings, and broadening its range of service offerings for both existing and new customers. 

E&J’s core business is the provision of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors to undertake Official Controls, and the delivering Export Health Certification services to exporters of Products of Animal Origin (POAO). 

Carcass classification

Meanwhile Vorenta focuses on the provision of carcass classification services to the meat industry, the deployment of veterinarians under contract to various government departments and delivering both Portal Inspection and Export Health Certification services relating to POAO. 

The group said that customers would not see any changes to the day-to-day delivery of service, however will start to benefit from increases in the range of services offered. 

Group ceo Charles Hartwell said: Vorenta and E&J are natural partners with shared ambitions and
values. This merger accelerates our growth plans and enables us to expand our service offering to both our existing and future customers whilst providing opportunities for our people.” 


David Peace, chair of Vorenta said “Both E&J and Vorenta have built a reputation for delivering quality, value-adding solutions to the food industry. As part of the expanded E&J group, we will be able to focus our resources to reach and serve more customers and give our people a wider spectrum of opportunity. I very much look forward to joining the E&J Board, in addition to continuing as the Managing Director of MLCSL” 

The combined group will have annual revenues in excess of £50m, delivered by a team of 1,200 people that are based throughout the UK. 

Eville & Jones’ head office in Leeds will become the group’s head office and national training centre. Vorenta’s Gloucester based head office will become a regional office for the group’s Wales & West operations, with further training facilities and a base for local support staff.” 

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