FL360 (trading as handl Group), the portfolio management company that owns brands such as Speed Medical Examination Services, Corporé, EQL and Foresight Clinical Services, has today announced the acquisition of Tessa Gough & Associates.
Established in 1987, Tessa Gough & Associates specialises in expert witness reports, rehabilitation and care management services to the personal injury sector. With nearly 35 years’ experience and an unparalleled national network of associates, the business is a specialist in high value claims and catastrophic injury work.
Tessa Gough, the founder, who is also a Registered Nurse (RN) and a highly experienced Expert Witness, will remain with the organisation continuing her developmental work and will continue to take on expert witness cases, whilst the existing management team will deliver a ‘business as usual’ operational service.
The move solidifies handl Group’s strengthened position as a powerhouse of Expert Witness, broadening its footprint of experts, in particular bringing strong nursing experience to its panels. This follows last year’s acquisition of Harrison Associates, a leading Expert Witness and Case Management company, Foresight Clinical Services in 2018 and ACCA, a nationwide provider of Social Work Expert Witnesses, last year. This continues the ongoing acquisition strategy of handl Group and reinforces its commitment to broadening its market leading medical evidence and treatment proposition.
Harnessing handl Group’s expertise in operational transformation and the management of supply chains, the intention is to enable the management team to achieve further growth and strengthen the associate network.
“As part of a strategic move to expand our foothold in the Expert Witness field, I’m delighted to welcome Tessa Gough & Associates to the Group. Here at handl Group we continue to demonstrate how immensely beneficial our investment can be to in developing innovative customer-focused solutions, reinforcing standards of excellence, raising a portfolio company’s profile and driving its growth trajectory and future success. I believe we can add real value here and create growth opportunities due to our agility and deep understanding of the legal and insurance markets.”
Graham Pulford, Chief Executive Officer, handl Group
“I am delighted that Tessa Gough & Associates will be joining handl Group’s roster of respected businesses and have so far been impressed with the leadership team’s knowledge and understanding of our customers’ needs. The evident commitment to retaining the quality that our reputation has been built on and driving forward the growth of the business were both key factors in negotiations and this provides reassurance not only to our loyal customer base, but also to the experienced and dedicated staff and associates.”
Tessa Gough, Founder, Tessa Gough & Associates