Nottingham training firm acquired by global provider

Buttercups Training office in Nottingham

A Nottingham training provider has been acquired by global training and education company, BPP Education.

Established in 1988 Buttercups Training is a provider of training programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and support staff in hospitals, community pharmacies and primary care settings.

The firm offers blended teaching methods, covering apprenticeship programs, professional qualifications, and professional development across various sectors including community pharmacy, secondary care, primary care, healthcare, prisons, and the Armed Forces.

BPP, known for its healthcare and nursing programs will now integrate pharmacy education into its portfolio through this acquisition.

The acquisition of Buttercups Training will enable BPP to broaden its program offerings and provide access to a portfolio of professional courses and apprenticeships, aligning with its growth strategy backed by TDR Capital.

Graham Gaddes, BPP CEO, said: The acquisition of Buttercups Training introduces a new discipline into our healthcare portfolio. There is an unprecedented demand for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in the UK, and this shortfall is set to continue to increase. The acquisition of Buttercups will allow us to support their growth plans and through exceptional training programmes, focus on bridging the skills gap in the healthcare sector. This in turn builds on our vision of ‘Building Careers Through Education’.

“The highly experienced team at Buttercups Training are a great cultural fit for BPP, and we look forward to welcoming them into the BPP Education Group.

Venessa Kingsbury, founder of Buttercups Training said: “Reflecting on the journey from its inception in 1988 to where we stand today, fills me with pride and gratitude. From a small initiative Buttercups has evolved into a beacon of excellence in the industry, impacting not just our learners, but the pharmacy sectors where they work, by setting the standard to aspire to in pharmacy training nationally.”