Alcumus strengthens its leading position

Alcumus strengthens its leading position in the provision of compliance, certification and verification risk management services to the construction sector with the acquisition of Santia Consulting Limited.

Alcumus today announced the acquisition of Santia Consulting Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated health & safety and environment risk management services.

Alcumus, with an established reputation in the construction sector, 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, supporting a number of clients in the construction sector. 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.