In its first transaction of the year, The Citation Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of compliance consultancy group ELAS, which will join the Group’s compliance division.

Founded in 1995 by Gary Hewitt and Ian Martin, ELAS has since grown its client base to 15,000 UK SMEs. Specialising in Health & Safety, HR and Food Safety, ELAS brings with it a complementary suite of services to other businesses in the Group’s compliance division.

In addition to this, ELAS bring an established Occupational Health service to the Group, which provides a highly sought after new product for Citation’s existing client base.

The Citation Group CEO, Chris Morris, commented:

“The acquisition of ELAS is a great way to build our Group’s scale and product range in 2021. Despite the challenges of the wider business environment, we continue to see and deliver growth opportunities for our Group.

Bringing ELAS on board is an important step in that growth strategy. Their reputation, product range and legacy of great service will integrate perfectly into our growing compliance division. We look forward to working with the ELAS team to share best practice and deliver outstanding service to our newly strengthened customer base.”