Acquisition for health and safety training company

3B directors: Matthew Bewley, Rachael Paton and Dave Brooks

A Greater Manchester health and safety training company has acquired a rival business for an undisclosed sum.

Wigan-based 3B training has snapped up Higher Safety & Training Solutions in Blackburn as it looks to expands its services.

3B Training has been established for more 11 years and delivers health and safety, first aid, plant, eLearning and NVQ training to over 30,000 people annually across the housing, social housing, construction, civil engineering and utilities sectors in the UK.

Dave Brooks, executive chair of 3B Training said: “By acquiring Higher Safety & Training Solutions it will enable 3B Training to offer additional services and training to our existing clients as well as offering our own accredited training courses to Higher Safety & Training Solutions Ltd customers.

“We have invested heavily in our team and products over the last couple of years as we seek to build on our national reputation as a high quality and innovative training provider for the construction sector.

“We aim to be world class in all that we do and adding this complementary business helps us to achieve this.”

3B Training has expanded significantly in recent years including a recruitment drive which will be ongoing following the acquisition as it aims to hit more than 100 staff in its organisation within the next couple of years.

It also aims to double the volume of attendees on its courses by 2024.

Ross Ciraolo, founder and managing director of Higher Safety & Training Solutions said: “Our services are second-to-none which enables industries across the UK to have easy access to a wide selection of training to suit their needs and requirements.

“Becoming part of the 3B family will offer an even greater depth of services to our clients and further professional development opportunities for the team.”