Regulatory technology company Gas Tag has acquired independent gas compliance consultants Morgan Lambert.

The company hopes that the strategic deal will create the sector’s "leading multi-disciplinary compliance consultancy to the UK social housing sector".

The acquisition is for the Millington Lord Group, which includes Morgan Lambert, who work with social landlords to provide gas and electrical auditing and safety management consultancy, as well as Qualitas Compliance, which provides similar services to the private sector.

Both Morgan Lambert and Qualitas Compliance offer additional complementary auditing capabilities to enrich Gas Tag’s services, allowing the firm to expand and reinforce its commitment to gas safety across the UK.

Simon Millington and Mick Lord will continue to work within the business, while Lee Bradshaw, who has worked in the company for nine years, has taken over as Managing Director for Morgan Lambert.

George Dutton, Chief Finance Officer at Gas Tag, said: “We are extremely excited about this strategic acquisition. It’s a fantastic opportunity which will help us to achieve our vision of making the UK the safest country in the world.

“Morgan Lambert and Qualitas Compliance have a significant amount of knowledge and experience as well as an impressive list of clients who put gas safety at the heart of everything they do.

“The complementary nature of our businesses will allow for a seamless integration; creating a significant and unique offering to our key customers.”

Lee Bradshaw, Managing Director of Morgan Lambert, said: “This is an exciting time for us. Both Morgan Lambert and Gas Tag have a passionate desire to improve gas safety within the UK and these aligned interests will allow both businesses to focus on this vision, share innovation ideas and improve the sector.”

Simon Millington of Morgan Lambert said: “We have worked tirelessly to build a business based on professionalism, attention to detail and innovation. The acquisition by Gas Tag will enable further expansion of the business, taking it to a whole new level and I couldn’t be more pleased.”