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CPL Training acquires abv Training

Friday, 10 July 2015

CPL Training Limited has acquired abv Training, one of the leading hospitality training companies in the UK, strengthening the company’s portfolio of training and e-learning products.  

The acquisition, sum undisclosed, is the first for CPL Training Group following the announcement of its intention to further strengthen UK market share through acquiring both training and software businesses. abv Training will become a wholly owned subsidiary of CPL Training Limited, with both the brand name and employees being retained.

Speaking following the acquisition Daniel Davies, CEO of CPL Training Group said,“As a competitor of CPL Training Group, we have watched abv Training with interest over the years. The company has established a strong brand over the last decade, building a talented pool of training staff.  This acquisition is an excellent fit for CPL Training and we look forward to welcoming the team from abv and continuing the legacy of its founders by delivering excellence in training across the hospitality sector.”

Commenting on the sale, abv Training Founder Cathryn Hawbrook said, “This move represents the next stage in the development of abv Training and I am delighted that the abv brand will continue to lead the way in delivering exceptional service within the field of hospitality training.”

abv Training was established in 2001 by the late David Hawbrook CMBii and his wife Cathryn Hawbrook. The company offers face-to-face and e-learning training, delivering compliance courses including Personal Licence; APLH and SCPLH, as well as a range of soft skills training including customer service.