Textile testing company SGS is to incorporate Texlab into its network and re-launch it as SGS Leicester from 1 August this year.

The move sees the company merge its SGS textile laboratory in Bradford to a new SGS Leicester lab located in Whetstone, to provide services for the textile and fabric industry.

Jonathan Hall, SGS CTS business manager, said: "The creation of this new element of the SGS Group both modernises and strengthens our local offering in the UK."

SGS' toy, nursery and hardgoods testing facilities will remain in Bradford but move to a new facility there, the company added.