We are pleased to announce that Babington has acquired training provider Acorn Training Consultants Ltd.
Acorn delivers study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships, with an overall contract value of £1 million.
With an excellent reputation, Acorn complements our offering and means we can support the development of many more people and organisations across the UK.
Of the acquisition, our CEO Carole Carson said, “We are so pleased to be able to welcome Acorn to the group. Their skill and expertise add invaluable talent.
“Babington continues to go from strength to strength, and the acquisition of Acorn gives a clear message that we are in a good place.”
With the apprenticeship levy on the horizon, the acquisition is a testament to our resilience at a challenging time for the sector. We are set to embrace the changes and continue to grow both organically and through acquisitions.
Acorn has centres in Chesterfield and Glossop and has built strong relationships with local authorities, employers and referral partners in these areas. The company achieved a Grade 2 at its last Ofsted inspection in January 2016.
This represents an exciting opportunity to bring high-quality skills and employability provision to brand new learners and employers.