The deal will bolster Ciphr Group’s extensive learning and development content offering, with new and existing customers of both brands benefiting from access to hundreds more ‘off the shelf’ courses and tailored workplace training opportunities for their employees.
The acquisition positions the group as one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated HR and learning management solutions. It builds on Ciphr’s strategy to acquire UK businesses that complement its core HCM offering, and expands its customer offering to deliver sustained growth.
Joining forces with Ciphr gives Marshalls the scale to bring their industry-leading diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias training and consultancy to an even broader range of organisations.
Marshalls’ team of eight employees will join Ciphr with immediate effect. Founder David Marshall will continue to head up the business, joining Ciphr’s leadership and reporting to Sion Lewis.
In the years since Marshalls was founded in 2002, the company has extended its focus beyond its signature ‘diversity in the workplace’ training to include courses and content covering management and leadership, skills, personal development, mental health and wellbeing, compliance, and health and safety.
Over two million people have been trained by Marshalls to date, including employees at Prudential Group, Bank of England, The Scottish Parliament, Santander, Hitachi, Rolls-Royce, Manchester City Council, NHS Employers, and many universities across the UK and Ireland.
More than 600 organisations use Ciphr Group’s people management solutions – Ciphr, Digits LMS and Payroll Business Solutions – globally across the public, private and non-profit sectors. Customers include Busy Bees Nurseries, Claire’s Accessories UK, Crisis UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office, Met Office, Thorntons Law LLP, and Volkswagen Group UK.