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Briggs Equipment acquires Access Plus and TrainingPlus

16 May, 2022 by Tom Peace

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of powered access equipment specialists Access Plus and its sister company, TrainingPlus, a nationwide training and skills provider.

Operating from three sites in Scotland, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Irvine, Access Plus has delivered high quality powered access solutions to customers throughout the UK since 1998. The company manages approximately 700 powered access assets, which will help bolster Briggs Equipment’s comprehensive fleet of access equipment and increase coverage in Scotland.

The acquisition of TrainingPlus brings a fully established and well renowned health & safety training provider within the Briggs Equipment Group. The courses and skills delivered by TrainingPlus cover a wide range of subjects and specialities, which perfectly complement the industrial equipment solutions provided by Briggs.

Pete Jones, Briggs Equipment’s Group Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Access Plus and Training Plus into the Briggs Equipment Group.

“In recent years, we have significantly increased our access equipment capability across the UK & Ireland and this latest acquisition will enable us to accelerate our powered access strategy and ultimately deliver a broader proposition to our customers. Through the acquisition of TrainingPlus we have an exciting opportunity to expand our existing training services and deliver targeted support to customers across our product offering.

“Our acquisition strategy is focused on working with businesses that share the same values and culture as ourselves. From the intensive work we carried prior to completing this acquisition, it’s clear that Access Plus and TrainingPlus will fit seamlessly into our operations and quickly become an integral part of our Group.”

“We look forward to providing the appropriate investment and support to ensure both companies can continue to prosper and fulfil their huge potential.”

George Marriott, Access Plus and TrainingPlus Managing Director, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be a part of the Briggs Equipment Group following confirmation of the acquisition. Our team can’t wait to get started and continue the ongoing development of our businesses in a strategic and progressive manner. The culture and values of Briggs aligns perfectly with us and we could not have picked a better parent company.

“Throughout the acquisition process the team at Briggs have conducted themselves in an exemplary manner and we are looking forward to working closely as part of the Group moving forward. We are determined to maximise the potential of our business, whilst still delivering a great service to our customers and this acquisition will help us deliver on that ambition.”