Compliance blog

Alcumus is pleased to announce the acquisition of Drury PSM Limited (“Drury”), one of the UK’s leading HR, employment law and health & safety outsourcing companies.

The acquisition of Drury will augment the compliance and workplace risk management expertise of the Alcumus Group, which includes highly regarded operating subsidiaries Sypol, Info Exchange and ISOQAR.

Established in 1991 and headquartered in Bradford, Drury, through its professional team of experienced consultants, provides expert advice and guidance on complex compliance issues; services include health & safety audits and risk assessments, health & safety policy development, preparation of employment contracts, HR and employment law advice and employment tribunal representation and support.

Drury also offers its customers 24 hour advice lines and has recently developed an online tool, ‘Essentials Online’, which enables clients to access their working documentation and manage essential everyday HR and health & safety matters via the Drury website. In addition Drury offers a range of HR and health & safety training courses designed to provide awareness and understanding of the many aspects of both legal requirements and best practice.

Commenting on the acquisition, Martin Smith, Group Chief Executive of the Alcumus Group said: “We have followed and known Drury for a number of years and are delighted to have been able to acquire such an established brand and quality provider of services to the growing HR and H&S compliance market. The business has an excellent reputation for quality service and advice and this is reflected in its customer retention rates and continued growth in new clients.”

Smith continued “The addition of Drury represents a significant development in the strategy of Alcumus and creates a springboard for the group to enter the wider Employment Law and HR advice market and at the same time adding additional H&S service lines to supplement those we already have from Sypol and Info Exchange.  We look forward to working with the team at Drury to continue its growth and to extend our respective areas of expertise across the combined customer base.”

Drury’s founders, Tony and Rosemary Izzard and Ian Rainbow, commented: “Having grown the business over the last 20 years, we are delighted that Drury, and its loyal workforce and customers, will now benefit from the shared expertise and resources of the Alcumus Group.  We look forward with confidence to seeing Drury and Alcumus continue to innovate and grow within the HR and health & safety compliance market.”