December 10, 2019

Handl Group expands portfolio with purchase of Child Care Assessments Consultancy

As the latest move in handl Group’s ongoing strategy, the portfolio management company, that owns nationwide legal, insurance and healthcare businesses, has today announced the acquisition of Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited (ACCA).

With over 25 years’ experience, Lancashire based ACCA is an industry-leading provider of independent expert social work investigation and assessments within court proceedings.

ACCA will remain an autonomous company within handl Group, and the first choice for social work assessment services tailored to suit each client’s specific requirements.

Maintaining a sustained focus on providing customer excellence at every touchpoint, Mark Webb, Founder at ACCA, will continue to spearhead the organisation, heading up the assessment and reporting service delivery with his team of expert Independent Social Workers.

Mark Webb, Founder at ACCA, said: “This is an exciting time for Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited and our panel of experts. We provide excellence in the work that we do and strive for the very best possible outcome in every case, handl Group aligns entirely with our beliefs, goals and aspirations. We also have synergy with a number of brands within the existing handl portfolio, therefore handl Group was the obvious choice to move our business to the next level and beyond.”

Harnessing handl Group’s expertise in operational transformation and the management of supply chains, will enable ACCA’s management team to achieve further growth as they address new markets, expand their panel and reach a wider audience.

The acquisition is handl Group’s second this year, following the addition of Harrison Associates to its portfolio of brands, which also includes Speed Medical Examination Services, Corporé, The Treatment Network, Medical Legal Appointments, Coplus, Foresight Clinical Services, Claimspace, handl Communications and EQL.

Graham Pulford, Chief Executive Officer of handl Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited to handl Group. In this business we’ve discovered a solid foundation of quality with an unrivalled reputation across its field, with a service offering that complements our existing Group portfolio. This acquisition will bolster and broaden our breadth of service in the legal and expert witness arenas, strengthening our strategic position in these areas. At handl Group we have a strong demonstrable legacy helping brands with accelerating growth and driving quality through investment in operational transformation, so this is an exciting time for us all.”