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Alcumus, a UK-based risk management solutions company, is expanding in the UK and North America with two new acquisitions that help to support its growth ambitions.

The company says newly acquired Banyard Solutions in the UK and ContractorCheck in North America will complement its well established portfolio of software-led risk management solutions. 

Banyard Solutions develop e-permits, the UK’s first web-based work authorisation and permit-to-work system. Having originally been devised and developed 18 years ago to support the construction of Canary Wharf and now used broadly in facilities management, e-permits deliver control of contractors and a reduction of risk to over 60 blue-chip clients in the UK and abroad.

Based in Toronto, Canada, ContractorCheck is a specialist company providing health and safety pre-qualification and contractor management accreditation. The business works with companies across Canada by assessing and accrediting contractors to legislative and client requirements. Its services help clients to maintain compliance and reduce risk when engaging with contractors. This acquisition expands Alcumus’ North American offering, following the acquisition of eCompliance in 2019.

Alyn Franklin, Alcumus CEO said: “Alcumus has a strong mission that requires expert solutions: we help make workplaces better and safer, and businesses stronger. In the UK, Banyard Solutions will integrate seamlessly within Alcumus’ other divisions and will further enable us to provide solutions at every step of the contractor management cycle. 

“In North America, where we already have an existing business based in Toronto, the acquisition of ContractorCheck provides greater opportunities for us to provide clients with risk management and compliance solutions where our expertise is highly relevant. North America is the largest, highest growth market in the world and Alcumus is well placed to serve local clients as well as global companies.”

Simon Olliff, Managing Director and Co-founder of Banyard Solutions said: “e-permits has an excellent track record of ensuring worker safety through work authorisation and permit-to-work. We’re excited to become part of Alcumus as it will enable our clients to complete the digitalisation of all their safety processes and workflows, further reducing their risk profiles and driving business growth."

Chris Kelson, CEO and Co-founder of ContractorCheck said: “At ContractorCheck, we are committed to making workplaces safer and helping our clients reduce risk, by tackling the administrative legwork of health and safety due diligence and contractor management. Alcumus’ deep subject matter expertise and holistic vision to create better workplaces and stronger, more resilient businesses was inspiring and we are excited to become part of a global leader."

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