The Citation Group strengthens its food division with the acquisition of Common Sense Compliance Ltd

The Citation Group, a leading international provider of compliance and quality solutions, is today announcing it has acquired Common Sense Compliance, a trusted provider of food hygiene and health & safety services.

The acquisition is a further strategic step in the Group’s mission to simplify compliance and build better businesses, bringing together smart technology, deep sector knowledge and expertise to help the food industry address the challenge staying ahead of ever-changing and complex compliance regulations.

The introduction of the Common Sense Compliance team into Food Alert will further reinforce the Group’s ability to provide responsive food hygiene and health and safety services for its growing client base in the UK, which includes new clients De Vere, Bespoke Hotels, Coast & Country Hotels and Compass Group.

Having successfully integrated SureFoot Solutions, NT Assure and STS this is the fourth key acquisition by Food Alert in the last 18 months as it looks to grow and improve its offering to the food sector.

The Citation Group’s CEO, Chris Morris, commented:

“We are pleased to welcome Common Sense Compliance into The Citation Group family as we continue to grow our food compliance division. Together we will empower the food sector to manage and grow their businesses safely, sustainably helping both them and their clients thrive in the coming years. Managing standards of food hygiene and health & safety is vital for every forward-thinking food business. We look forward to working with the team to deliver an outstanding service to our newly strengthened client base.”

Food Alert’s Managing Director, David Bashford, said:

“This is Food Alert’s fourth acquisition in the last 18 months, which helps us support even more hospitality businesses with their food hygiene and health & safety. We’ve seen a greater focus on food safety, sustainability and secure supply chain solutions and I’m proud that with our growing talented team we’re leading the way in providing innovative technology-enabled solutions to give our clients confidence and peace of mind, so they can focus on what they do best.”