Integrated Food Projects announces rebrand and senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

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Matt Carr (left) and Thomas B Olsen (right) of the freshly rebranded NIRAS
Matt Carr (left) and Thomas B Olsen (right) of the freshly rebranded NIRAS

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Food and beverage capital investment expert Integrated Food Projects (IFP) will rebrand and operate as NIRAS.

IFP will now fully integrate with owner NIRAS’s UK operations from four locations throughout England – Ascot, Kegworth, Greater Manchester and Leeds.

The new combined NIRAS will be the UK’s ‘largest food and beverage manufacturing consultancy’ with more than 150 consultants, engineers and project managers.

In addition, Matthew Carr will be promoted to business unit director supported by a senior leadership team that will include vice president for projects Nick Hickman and vice president for operations Phil Mason.

Consolidating experience

Commenting on the rebrand, Carr said: “We are incredibly proud of what we have built at Integrated Food Projects. By rebranding to NIRAS and consolidating the experience of some of the best food and beverage consultants and engineers in the country under one leadership team, we will be able to provide a greater depth of expertise for our clients.

“Working with teams across NIRAS, this will allow us to provide a one-stop shop for market-leading food and beverage companies looking to expand and improve their manufacturing capabilities.”

IFP was acquired by NIRAS in 2020. The combined business offers UK market and global clients ranging from business consulting and strategic advice, through to design and project management and turn-key delivery.

The sensible choice

Senior vice president for process industry at NIRAS Thomas B. Olsen added: “IFP has complemented our business extremely well these last years, and our clients have seen the benefits of combining our strengths. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to change Integrated Food Projects’ brand to NIRAS now.

“At NIRAS, we have a very strong focus on the green transition and sustainability which are also key areas for IFP and its clients. Under a single company brand, we will continue to offer our clients complete solutions that combine IFP’s strategic business consultancy acumen with NIRAS’ innovative engineering solutions. We are one company, so when we deliver our projects we can draw on the best specialists from the United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands and Denmark.”

Meanwhile, last month, AG Barr – best known for its Irn Bru and Rubicon brands – acquired Boost Drinks Holdings in a deal worth £20m.

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