NW health-tech specialist acquires fourth business in 18 months

Manchester-based hero, the health-tech brand, has acquired the preventative health and vitality company, Revitalise London, which specialises in holistic health, wellbeing and professional coaching.

Revitalise London has a strong client base comprising global financial services clients, retail and fashion, as well as medical, clinical and professional athletes.

Offering a broad range of services including health assessments, NLP coaching and health education delivery, the business was acquired, for an undisclosed sum, due to the complementary services and strong client base.

This acquisition comes just weeks after hero launched its first physical training club in the heart of Manchester at Angel Gardens, opposite Amazon’s new HQ.

This is hero’s fourth acquisition since the company was founded in 2018 where it is positively disrupting the corporate wellbeing market with its uniquely broad offer, powered by technology.

The global wellbeing market is now estimated to be worth $4.7 trillion and is a subject moving up the boardroom agenda, influencing not only HR leaders but chief executives and their boards.

The firm, which operates in Manchester and Leeds, provides clients with expert-led consultancy and detailed digital insight, together with company-specific services and support in helping employers who are keen to drive a culture of wellness across their businesses.

Hero’s unique and innovative Navigator platform allows clients to focus on small improvements across all types of mental, physical, social and financial health, which, in turn, supports business and personal performance.

Organisations that work with hero report higher participation rates in their health and wellbeing initiatives and strategies – with this more personalised approach focusing on every aspect of health.

The platform also allows this activity to be measured, bench-marked and reported on across the organisation. The ability to personalise health and wellbeing is vital and this is where organisations who recognise this will be the true winners.

CEO of hero, Joe Gaunt, said: “We are excited about this acquisition and kicks off 2020 with a bang for hero.

“Revitalise London shares the beliefs and ethos of hero in terms of offering a personalised service to clients, which focus on results that you can see and feel.

“Revitalise London has an impressive client base in London and the South-East and this acquisition will enable hero to further expand our services into this area.

“We are on a mission to help, support, educate and empower people at every stage of their life to navigate their personal wellbeing journey.

“We offer a comprehensive solution which provides genuine benefits to the end-user and their organisation – hero offers a unique, agile and responsive service which can transform the corporate wellbeing landscape and enable individuals and organisations to realise their goals.”

Founder and managing director of Revitalise London, Sue Jones, will join the hero group.

Sue said: “I was certainly aware of hero within the market and heard a lot of positive comments about the company, so it’s incredible to be joining forces in a bid to make a real difference to the lives of the people we work with.

“With the support of hero, I will be able to scale more of what we do as well as digitise and measure the offer, which is vital for clients in 2020.

“The success hero has achieved over the past 18 months has been incredible – a true success story. I am looking forward to working with Joe, the wider hero team and its clients.”