Citation Ltd acquires Bibby Consulting & Support Ltd


Bibby Consulting & Support is an established provider of compliance management services. With over 2,000 clients, the company enables employers and senior managers to attain and maintain compliance within the fields of employment law, health and safety and environmental legislation.

With over 200 employees, Citation provides professional advice and compliance packages to 6,000 business clients across the UK, through its team of regionally located, employed consultants. The company’s market-leading services provide guaranteed protection in the high risk areas of employment law and health & safety regulations.

Today’s investment in Bibby follows the acquisition of Citation in December 2012 by ECI Partners, the UK growth-focused mid-market private equity firm.

David Robertson, Chairman of Bibby Consulting & Support Ltd, said: “The acquisition represents an excellent opportunity for Bibby Consulting & Support, its clients and its employees. The two businesses have a compelling strategic fit, supported by a common culture of excellence in client service and commitment to people. We’re confident that the combined scale and proposition will drive continued growth and development to the benefit of clients.”

Chris Morris, Citation CEO, said:“Citation has ambitious plans and we have grown our business significantly in recent years thanks to the hard work of the management team, our employees and the support of our clients.

We are delighted to have acquired Bibby Consulting & Support and are committed to working hard to ensure that all our clients – old and new – enjoy the excellent level of service, professionalism and commitment upon which we have built our reputation. Today’s announcement is another significant step in delivering our ambitious growth strategy.”

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