Marlowe, a London-based company that provides safety and compliance and risk services for UK businesses, has acquired CQC Compliance, a care quality compliance consultancy, for approximately £2 million.

CQC Compliance provides retained compliance services to primary and secondary care organisations, including GP surgeries and private clinics, as well as care providers and care homes, to ensure compliance with health and social care regulations. It has offices in Knutsford, Oxford and London.

The acquisition joins Marlowe’s governance, risk and compliance division, broadening the group’s offering into the care market. Marlowe stated that the acquisition will also offer synergies with its Ellis Whittam subsidiary which offers the employment law, HR, and health and safety services

Gavin Snell, chief executive at Ellis Whittam, said: “We’re delighted to come together with the specialist team at CQC Compliance, particularly given the ever-developing and changing landscape of the regulatory system. This deal adds a significant new dimension to the Ellis Whittam family of service offerings and will benefit from the capability we’ve built to serve over 35,000 UK employers across all sectors. Culturally, both of our organisations have a people-first mentality and this underpins the long-term relationships we build with our clients.”

Greg Bamber, chief executive at CQC Compliance, added: “We’re a young business, but as a board of directors we passionately believe that joining the Ellis Whittam family, and going on the journey with Marlowe, will allow us to accelerate the market-leading service we deliver to our clients. As the first to emulate Ellis Whittam’s fixed-fee model of professional support in health and social care compliance, our team is excited to build a plan for the coming years that draws on the group’s depth of expertise and resource.”

Date published: July 1, 2021

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