Bury St Edmunds-based RehabWorks expands with acquisition of Right Management Workplace Wellness

Andy Holdcroft, chief executive of RehabWorks, with Jayne Carrington, managing director of Right Man

Andy Holdcroft, chief executive of RehabWorks, with Jayne Carrington, managing director of Right Management Workplace Wellness. - Credit: Archant

A growing occupational health firm based in Bury St Edmunds has expanded its business after acquiring a company in Hampshire.

RehabWorks, a £7million turnover business which provides injury management and rehabilitation services throughout the UK, has acquired Right Corecare Ltd, which has been trading as Right Management Workplace Wellness and has annual sales of £3million.

The expanded business, to be based at Bury, will bring the combined workforce of the business to 162, 123 of whom are already employed at RehabWorks. There are no job losses.

The deal, which brings with it an Employee Assistance Programme, will help consolidate RehabWorks’ position as an occupational health provider for corporate clients and accelerate its growth plans.

The two firms previously worked together as joint partners with clients to deliver health and wellbeing programmes.

RehabWorks chief executive Andy Holdcroft said: “This acquisition is a hugely exciting development for both businesses enabling us to build upon our respective strengths and offer our existing and new customers even more, optimising our superior reputation for quality and service.

“At RehabWorks we have been looking for the opportunity to incorporate an Employee Assistance Programme because we see it as such a key aspect of improving wellbeing and performance within today’s demanding workplace.

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“Bringing the exceptional expertise offered by Right Corecare Ltd under our brand means we can do that with a very established and trusted partner. We see a huge advantage for executing our strategic plans in the public and private sectors,” he added.

Jayne Carrington, managing director of Right Management Workplace Wellness said staff, customers and business partners and suppliers had all been very carefully considered.

“We are really excited about these developments because of the scope and opportunity it now provides us in continuing to offer best in class services and to support our customers’ investments in employee health and wellbeing.” she said.

“Our business values are very similar so it feels like a superb ‘fit’ for both parties.”

RehabWorks, whose clients include leading private and public sector organisations, has won a number of plaudits in recent years for its work in occupational health, complex case management and prevention programmes.

It has a number of senior staff on industry boards such as the Case Management Society of the UK, the Vocational Rehabilitation Association and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health.

Mr Holdcroft thanked everyone involved in the acquisition deal, and particularly the staff of both companies, suggesting they would enjoy “an even stronger future as part of a dynamic and sector-leading brand”.