UK-wide health and safety training providers Boss Training have acquired Wednesbury based company, Access Training Solutions.

Mike Haslam, owner of Access Training Solutions, opened the business over eight years ago, but has decided to sell the company after deciding to move to Ireland. 

The takeover will not affect any existing bookings and training course prices won’t change. Mike will also be staying on at the company until October to ensure there’s a seamless transition for customers.

Mike said: “When I decided to move to Ireland, I wanted to sell the business to a company with a good reputation who I knew would look after my existing customers.

“I felt that Boss Training was the perfect choice to not only do this but also enhance the business by providing a wider range of courses.

“I have known Andrew for a number of years and I’m happy that my customers will be in very safe hands.”

Boss Training, who operate from their Halifax head office, have 30 ‘satellite’ centres around the UK. These sites enable them to provide a fully national coverage. 

The centre, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, is handily placed in the heart of industrialised West Midlands.

Boss Training are looking to expand the amount of onsite classroom training space and utilise the large indoor ‘practical’ training areas to expand the site’s offering.

Andrew Murphy, Managing Director of Boss Training, felt taking over Access Training Solutions was a perfect opportunity to expand the company.

He said: ““When Mike approached me to discuss the purchase of Access Training Solutions it was a no-brainer really.

“The business fits perfectly with our expansion plans and is geographically important as we have many existing clients in the West Midlands who we can now serve better than ever. We are all very much looking forward to the challenge”.

Boss Training will be adding to the services offered previously at the branch, with a full range of UKATA Asbestos training courses and training on customer’s premises becoming available.