Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited join handl Group portfolio

Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited join handl Group portfolio

Published 12.01.24


As the latest development in our ongoing acquisition strategy, we are delighted to announce that Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited (ACCA) has joined handl Group. The acquisition is our second this year, following the addition of Harrison Associates to our portfolio of brands in April.

Lancashire based company, ACCA, is an industry-leading provider of expert social work investigation and assessments within case proceedings at all levels of court, with over 15 years’ experience.

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

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 associates and within 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 as a go-to provider 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.”

ACCA will remain an autonomous business unit within handl Group and General Manager, Mark Webb, will continue to spearhead the organisation, heading up the assessment and reporting service delivery with his team of 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.”

For more information about Advanced Child Care Assessments Limited and its services, please visit the website here.

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