The Access Group Buys CoreHR


The Access Group, a London, UK-based provider of business software to mid-sized UK organizations, acquired CoreHR, a UK and Ireland market leader in HR and Payroll software for Mid-Market and Enterprise level businesses.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The addition of CoreHR, follows soon after the groups’ acquisition of People, one of the UK’s leading providers of HR software to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Combined with Access’s existing market presence it will become the HR and Payroll leader in the UK and Ireland markets, with the capabilities to support organisations of any size, with all their HR and Payroll needs.

Led by Dean Forbes, CEO, who will become Access’ President, CoreHR provides an HR software platform that covers key areas of HCM including People Management, Payroll, Workforce Management, Recruitment, Talent Management and Learning (and going forward will be made available through the Access Workspace platform). The company currently serves more than 270 customers including some of the UK’s best known organizations (Aston Villa, Cineworld, JD Sports, Rank Group and the University of Oxford), with more than 1 million users accessing the solutions with a strong presence across the Public, Government and Education, Retail, Hospitality & Leisure and FMCG, Distribution and Manufacturing sectors.

Led by Chris Bayne, CEO, Access is a provider of business software to mid-sized UK organizations, which serves more than 32,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Established in 1991, the company employs more than 2,500 staff.



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