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HR Solutions acquisition grows WorkNest’s HR and Health & Safety service

Written on 6 June 2022

Chester – 8 June 2022: WorkNest is pleased to announce the latest acquisition by parent company Marlowe plc.

HR Solutions, a HR and Health & Safety compliance consultancy, has been acquired for an enterprise value of £6.1 million.

Headquartered in Kettering and established in 2001, HR Solutions is a highly successful provider of HR and Health & Safety consulting. It serves approximately 750 clients across the UK in a range of sectors, from small care agencies to multinational technology firms, helping to keep them compliant with employment law and health & safety regulations. The team of HR and Health & Safety consultants and advisors have extensive experience that they use to resolve any workplace issues that arise.

HR Solutions, and its subsidiaries including Essential Safety, will integrate into Marlowe’s WorkNest brand, offering attractive synergies and deepening Marlowe’s HR & Health & Safety consultancy proposition.

Gavin Snell, CEO at WorkNest, said: “We’re excited to welcome HR Solutions’ clients and all of our new colleagues into the WorkNest family. We share the same focus on employee engagement and high quality client support, and WorkNest has a strong track record of bringing such like-minded businesses together with positive outcomes.

“HR Solutions’ continued client service delivery is the priority, but in the coming months, we will work on synergies and opportunities across the businesses.”

Greg Guilford, CEO at HR Solutions, said: “Over the past few years we have been growing very quickly. This has been led by the great commitment our team has to our client base, their continued professionalism, as well as several acquisitions HR Solutions has made along the way. We are excited at this development in joining WorkNest as this will further strengthen our service and bring considerable benefits to our clients through the scale and breadth of services offered by the wider group.” 

"We’re excited to welcome HR Solutions’ clients and all of our new colleagues into the WorkNest family. We share the same focus on employee engagement and high quality client support, and WorkNest has a strong track record of bringing such like-minded businesses together with positive outcomes."

Gavin Snell, CEO
WorkNest

Further details about the transaction can be found in Marlowe plc’s announcement published on RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange.

About WorkNest

WorkNest is a powerhouse of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety support services, weaving pragmatic advice with powerful technology platforms. We exist to help employers proactively overcome their employment, safety and wellbeing challenges, working alongside internal teams or providing a fully outsourced solution.

Headquartered in Chester with hubs throughout the UK, our 400-strong team – which includes more than 50 qualified employment law solicitors – empower employers to soar through nurture and protection.

About HR Solutions

HR Solutions has been providing expert outsourced consultancy and support for the workplace since first opening its doors in 2001.

With Head Offices in Kettering, Northamptonshire, HR Solutions operates in a variety of industries and has a client list that ranges from small care agencies to multinational technology firms. 

Its HR and Health & Safety Consultants and Advisors have extensive experience that they use to resolve any workplace issues that arise. 

HR Solutions aims to earn recognition across the UK and beyond for its practical, pragmatic HR expertise and Health & Safety support. Its cost-effective business support delivers the highest standard of employment law and health and safety advice available.

About Marlowe plc

Marlowe is a UK leader in business-critical services and software which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. 

It is focused on compliance software, eLearning, health & safety, employment law and HR compliance, fire safety & security, water & air hygiene and occupational health services – all of which are vital to the wellbeing of its customers operations and are invariably governed by regulation. 

Marlowe currently provides software to over 1 million users and services to over 25% of Britain’s commercial premises. The Group provides customers with a single outsourced, nationwide, provider of a range of regulated compliance and safety solutions. 

Its customers can be found in office complexes, high streets and leisure facilities, manufacturing plants and industrial estates, and include thousands of SMEs, local authorities, facilities management providers, multi-site NHS trusts and FTSE 100 companies.

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