Tom Keighley

Springfield Homecase Services make Selby-based acquisition

Leeds-based Springfield Homecare Services Limited have acquired Selby care provider, Helping Hand HCS Limited.

It is the second acquisition bolt-on acquisition for Springfield following the purchase of Newcastle-based Positive Life Choices in March 2013.

Helping Hands currently provides circa 650 hours of service and employs 30 staff.

The acquisition complements Springfield’s existing operations in East Leeds, York and Humberside - providing services to an area not previously covered by Springfield. It will also provide a platform for expansion in the North Yorkshire County Council region and the South York and Selby regions.

Graeme Lee, founder and CEO of Springfield Healthcare commented: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Helping Hands. This represents our second bolt-on acquisition since we received investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF) in June 2012 and demonstrates the effectiveness of our plan to expand into new regions and establish ourselves further as a main service provider in the Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East region.

“This acquisition gives us access to a new area within our focus region and provides us with a platform to grow and expand the volume and range of services we can offer.

“The BGF investment and along with support from our bankers, NatWest, have given us the capabilities to identify suitable opportunities, understand vendors’ requirements and invest quickly and professionally, all of which have been demonstrated with both the PLC and Helping Hands acquisitions.”

Helping Hands was established in 2004 by the vendor, Denise Chester. The business has established itself as a provider of domiciliary care services to both local authority and private clients in and around the Selby district.

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