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The Citation Group expands horizons in the Health and Care Sector with the acquisition of Careskills Academy

by Kirsty Kirsty

The Citation Group, a global compliance specialist, has strengthened its ongoing commitment to Health & Care clients with the acquisition of Careskills Academy, a specialist e-learning provider, marking a significant step in its ongoing commitment to this vital industry in the UK.

This is The Citation Group’s second major acquisition in the healthcare industry in the last six months, having completed the acquisition of Quiqsolutions in 2023.

Careskills Academy, established in 2014, has rapidly become a leading provider of online learning within the Health and Care sector, with a portfolio of 95 CPD-accredited and mandatory courses tailored to specialist care. With a thriving client base of over 3,000 and the distinction of being among the first UK e-learning providers endorsed by Skills for Care, Careskills Academy operates with excellence at its core.

As a market-leading compliance provider, The Citation Group continues to recognise the unique challenges the Health and Care sector faces – and this new acquisition complements the existing products and services they already offer including Care Pro, ISO certification, and enhanced DBS checks.

Chris Morris, Group CEO of The Citation Group, shared his vision for the acquisition: “The health and care sector is a pivotal and growing industry in the UK, but its unique challenges mean there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for the businesses within it – they need a range of specialist software products and services to achieve success. Our mission has always been to meet those challenges and provide easy access to the specialist solutions those businesses need to thrive, and that is a mission we’re continuing to deliver on.”

Matt Stacey, Managing Director of the Impact Division for The Citation Group, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Careskills Academy into The Citation Group family. With the expertise of Careskills’ remarkable team, we’re set to enrich our e-learning solutions, empowering our clients to concentrate on their core mission while we take care of the rest. Together, we are creating a future where quality e-learning is the cornerstone of professional excellence.”

Ari Christou, MD of Careskills Academy, will join The Citation Group to ensure the successful transition of the business and will continue to manage the next phase of Careskills Academy’s growth. Christou commented: “Combining with The Citation Group will allow us to significantly invest in our content and our people and our future looks even brighter today than it was before.”

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