Clearwater International has advised height safety services provider Total Access (UK) Ltd on its sale to Arco Ltd, a leading supplier of safety equipment, training & consultancy.
Total Access is one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of height safety and confined space training and equipment, with over 20 years’ experience. The business was the first UK company within its industry to be UKAS accredited to British Standards and is independently audited by UKAS.
Arco offers a world-class range of over 170,000 quality assured, branded and own brand products – including personal protective equipment, workplace safety and hygiene products – in both the UK and international markets. The business has a national network of sales offices with 43 trade counters throughout the UK and 1,500 staff.
The acquisition of Total Access by Arco will make the business the leading supplier of height safety solutions and will help to support the company’s ambition to grow its training and consultancy division. Total Access will benefit from having access to Arco’s complete range of workplace safety products and the ability to deliver life-saving training to the company’s large customer base.
A team at Clearwater International led by Rob Britton and Mark Gillingham advised the shareholders of Total Access on the sale.