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Alcumus has acquired Santia Consulting Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated health & safety and environment risk management services and SafeContractor, the UK’s leading contractor accreditation and verification scheme.

Alcumus is the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance, certification and verification risk management solutions. The enlarged business will serve over 30,000 clients both in the UK and internationally, including 35% of the FTSE 100 and provide outsourced risk management services which are critical to compliance with UK regulations, internationally recognised standards and recognised contractor accreditation and supply chain verification schemes.

Alyn Franklin, formerly Santia’s Chief Financial Officer, will join Alcumus as Chief Operating Officer, ensuring continuity and quality of service delivery and client management.

Commenting on the acquisition, Alyn said:  “I’m proud of the growth in our business over the last 5 years, and very excited about the opportunities in our market that joining with Alcumus brings to the next phase of our development strategy. We look forward with confidence to seeing the enlarged Alcumus continue to innovate and grow market share.”

Martin Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Alcumus said: “The addition of Santia represents a significant development for Alcumus and strengthens further our compliance, certification and verification risk management development strategy.  The combined Alcumus and Santia business makes us the major player in risk management solutions in the UK.  We look forward to working with the Santia team to support the business’ continued growth and to extend our respective areas of expertise across our combined customer base.”

The acquisition of Santia was supported with funding and transactional expertise from Inflexion, Alcumus’ private equity investor,  which invests in established high growth businesses and is one of the UK’s leading independent private equity houses.  Inflexion has one of the largest mid-market teams in the UK and a network of international offices in Brazil, China and India.  Inflexion’s philosophy is to support management teams with investment to enable them to grow their business.



Notes to editors:

About Alcumus

Alcumus is the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance, certification and verification risk management services, supporting both UK and International clients with their Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategies.

They support clients to manage their exposure to risk, comply with the latest legislation, improve business performance and encourage workforce engagement.  Their customers choose them for their considerable industry experience, sector specialisms and the breadth of support they provide through technology and their people.

Their software, advisory support and UKAS accredited certification and contractor accreditation schemes, help companies address challenges associated with risk, corporate social responsibility and business processes across the areas of health & safety, property compliance, quality, environmental supply chain verification and security management.

About Santia Consulting Limited

Santia is one of the UK’s leading provider of integrated health, safety, and environmental risk management services.

Santia has a unique level of specialist knowledge retained from the companies that over the last five years have come together and are now united under the Santia brand name. In 2007 they acquired health and safety risk management specialist National Britannia.

Santia employs circa 500 people serving the UK and international business communities for their risk management and accreditation needs.

About Inflexion

Inflexion is a leading UK mid-market private equity firm, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working in partnership with them to deliver growth. Inflexion provides complementary investment solutions backing buyouts, as well as minority investments through its Partnership Capital team.

Investing across sectors from offices in London and Manchester, Inflexion also has teams in Bangalore, São Paulo and Shanghai dedicated to portfolio development, enabling investee companies to benefit from privileged access to these fast growth markets. The firm has in-house digital expertise, invests in operational improvement and supports growth via acquisition.

Inflexion is currently managing c. £2bn on behalf of its investors, read more


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