Occupational health company expands with latest acquisition
An occupational health company is expanding its range of services following the acquisition of another North West provider.
Wirral-based FOHCUS has purchased Sage Occupational Health, which has its head office in Lancaster, for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition will see Sage rebrand as FOHCUS with the combined business able to offer employers a comprehensive range of services, enabling companies to ensure their workforces are as healthy and productive as possible, reducing the costs associated with ill health, accidents and absenteeism.
Sage was founded in 2004 by Angela Tomlinson, the company’s occupational health director.
Angela will continue to work with clients, which include household names such as Lakeland and Siemens, under the FOHCUS brand.
FOHCUS was established in 2013 by managing director Adrian Mercer, who is also the owner of Merseyside physiotherapy and talking therapy company Joints and Points.
He said: “The acquisition of Sage increases our footprint across the North West region and creates a combined business able to offer a complete range of occupational health solutions to both SMEs and large corporates.
“We are looking forward to working closely with our colleagues at Sage to provide a wider range services to both existing and new clients.
“The two businesses have a number of shared values including the importance of happy and healthy employees in helping an employer achieve their wider organisational and financial goals.”
Angela Tomlinson said: “The team at FOHCUS are a perfect fit for Sage and I look forward to working with Adrian over the coming months to promote the expanded business’s offering to clients in the North of England and elsewhere.”
In addition to offices in Wirral, Lancaster and Liverpool, FOHCUS also runs clinics in a number of locations across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Staffordshire and Greater Manchester.