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The Access Group has announced the acquisition of CoreHR, a UK and Ireland market leader in HR and Payroll software for Mid-Market & Enterprise level businesses.  

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. 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. 

CoreHR’s world-class HR software, currently serves more than 270 customers with more than 1 million users accessing the solutions.  

With a very strong presence across the Public, Government & Education, Retail, Hospitality & Leisure and FMCG, Distribution & Manufacturing sectors, CoreHR currently serves some of the UK’s best known organisations including, Aston Villa, Cineworld, JD Sports, Rank Group and the University of Oxford.

This most recent acquisition firmly establishes Access’s leadership position in the UK marketplace, with revenues in this sector alone, in excess of £100m. 

The combination of these HCM focused assets will form the Access People Division and Dean Forbes, the current CEO of CoreHR, will become its President.

Chris Bayne, CEO of Access, commented, “CoreHR is a key player in this space and adds significant scope for Access to deliver even more solutions, to a broader range of organisations, across multiple markets, in particular allowing us to bring Access Workspace to the Irish market.  

“The combined HCM offerings, Access can now deliver, will further strengthen our ability to take a bigger share of this growing market over the coming years, with our goal to double the current revenues by the end of our 2024 financial year.”

Dean Forbes, CEO of CoreHR also said: “Over the past 36 years CoreHR has created a world class Human Capital Management system, built on the expertise of our people, in partnership with our customers that delivers real value.

“When we met the team at Access we recognised the opportunity to provide an excellent home for our customers, solutions and the team at CoreHR, as we step into our next stage of growth. We are excited to be joining Access as part of the newly formed Access People Division and everyone in the team from Access and CoreHR are fully committed to helping make Access the company of choice for HCM, HR and Payroll solutions.”