Reach was established in 1994 to provide a home and community-based rehabilitation service for child and adult survivors of moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries.
Graham Pulford, CEO for Handl, commented that Reach represents a “great addition” to the portfolio of complementary businesses that together provide a wide range of solutions to the insurance and legal sectors.
He said: “I am confident Reach will make a very valuable contribution to Handl’s aims and aspirations, and we’re looking forward to working with Heather (Batey) and her team as they continue to develop their services in the future.”
The insurance and business expert group has grown from six businesses in 2019 to 13 active trading businesses in 2021, experiencing significant and rapid growth. This growth is the result of both the continued acquisition strategy and the development of brand new companies to tackle industry challenges.
Heather Batey, MD for Reach, said: “At Reach we believe that people who have experienced traumatic brain injury deserve every possible chance to lead a normal life and re-acquire the kind of skills that many of us take for granted every day.
“After 27 years, I wanted to build the next step for the business. Graham shares my view of the opportunity for Reach, and I strongly believe that our joining Handl will enable us to move forward so that the people we help have access to ever better rehabilitation.”
She added: “Handl’s core focus of people and technology working hand in hand fits our own business philosophy, and my expectation is that aligning Reach to the various brands within handl will enable us to significantly broaden our customer base, both within the insurance sector but also into other parts of the healthcare market.”