Training firm expands in the south

A NORTH West training business has snapped-up a southern firm in a deal adding £3.5m to its annual revenues.

GP Strategies Training, based in the Bredbury near Stockport,  has acquired Berkshire and London-based Jencal Training and its subsidiary B2B Engage.

GP Strategies, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE-listed US parent company GP Strategies Corporation, said the strategic deal would be earnings-engancing in the current financial year.

Jencal Training is an approved Apprenticeship training agency.  B2B Engage is a national independent learning provider with offices in Greenwich and Berkshire.

Scott Greenberg, chief executive of GP Strategies, said: “This acquisition further expands our capabilities, helping people and businesses to access the skills training they need to succeed. It strengthens our position as a major provider of skills training in the UK.”

“The acquisition increases GP Strategies’ 2015-2016 maximum UK government funded contract values to $28m (around £20m)  per year and further strengthens GP Strategies’ position as a major provider of skills training in the UK.”

Law firm Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office and DTE Corporate Finance advised on the deal.

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