The Access Group and social care digital connectivity/alarm developer Alcuris announced Thursday that Alcuris has been acquired by the Access Group to be part of their Health and Social Care business. The Access Group is a diversified business management software company with products in construction, education, not-for-profit, hospitality, legal, recruitment, and visitor attraction management. Alcuris founder and head Alex Nash said that “The Alcuris team is thrilled to be joining The Access Group, whose Health and Social Care division is the leading provider to the local government, health and social care sectors in the UK. Earlier this month we announced our partnership with Medequip Assistive Technology Ltd and Wirral Council; the first local authority to deploy next generation telecare services at scale. As part of the Access family, we look forward to setting the standard in a digital care system that connects people, data and services and enables intelligent care decisions at the speed of life.”
The connection between Alcuris and the Access Group is an interesting one, through Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP). Alcuris started up there in 2017 and Access one year earlier. Mr. Nash is a Loughborough graduate who studied Product Design Engineering and started Alcuris in 2015 during his studies there, following his grandfather’s diagnosis of dementia. Access is based at LUSEP and opened a £20 million headquarters there earlier this week, though it has operations outside the UK in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Transaction cost and management transitions were not disclosed.