The Citation Group can today announce the acquisition of QMS International, a UK-leading ISO certification organisation.

The acquisition of QMS allows the Group to enhance its range of services, adding ISO certification to its offering.

The Citation Group will retain the established QMS brand, along with the business’ 60 employees, who will remain at the QMS head office in Norwich. The company’s regional colleagues will also remain in their current roles.

The acquisition of QMS International is an exciting and significant step in The Citation Group’s strategic growth plan. The addition of ISO certification to their service portfolio offers an important leap forward into the world of quality assurance, strengthening their position as market leaders and strengthening their already well-established offering of compliance and HR.

Chris Morris, CEO at The Citation Group, comments: “QMS International has an excellent reputation as a credible ISO organisation. The company is established and well-known nationally, making it a good fit with The Citation Group.

“As a business we are always looking to acquire successful companies that complement the services offered by The Citation Group. We actively seek out solid investments and welcome the opportunity to diversify into new sectors, as this enables us to expand our product offering adding real value to our clients.

This acquisition is a prime example of a great partnership between two like-minded, ambitious businesses and I am confident it will bring future growth to both companies.”

Jonathan Chapman, CEO at QMS International, says:

“The Citation Group’s acquisition of QMS International is great news. Over the course of 21 years we have continually developed the business to be a market leader. The acquisition was the next natural step for QMS, and the deal will allow us to move to the next level; an enhancement to current clients and those we may gain in the future.

“For The Citation Group, the connection with an accredited ISO body will hopefully open new doors for business too, as it offers them a bigger platform of resources to utilise.”