NFP acquires HELPGB to enhance HR and health and safety consulting services


NFP, an Aon company and a premier international insurance brokerage and consulting firm, announced its acquisition of HELPGB, a distinguished human resources and health and safety consulting business based in the Midlands. This acquisition will notably strengthen NFP’s offerings in specialized HR and health and safety solutions across the UK.

Acquisition Details

NFP aims to bolster its specialty services by integrating HELPGB’s expertise and robust client service framework. Clark Hunter, director of HELPGB, will continue his role in the business, ensuring continuity and stability. Meanwhile, Dave Townsend, managing director, and Karen Townsend, company secretary, are set to retire post-acquisition, marking the end of an impactful era for them at HELPGB.

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Matt Pawley, President of NFP in Europe, expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition: “We’re delighted to welcome Clark and the talented HELPGB team, while gaining from the depth of knowledge they will bring to our specialty HR and health and safety solutions business,” said Pawley. “We also wish Dave and Karen all the best in their retirement as we look to build on the brilliant reputation they’ve earned alongside Clark over the years.”

Strategic Expansion and Client Impact

HELPGB has been a pivotal player in providing specialist human resources, employment law, and health & safety services on a monthly retainer, aiding both private and public sector businesses in the UK. With the backing of NFP’s global resources, HELPGB’s clients will now experience enhanced support in navigating complex HR and health and safety landscapes.

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Dave Townsend reflected on the transition, emphasizing the alignment of values between HELPGB and NFP. “I am very grateful to the staff and clients who have helped make this twenty-one-year adventure so special, and I could not be handing over the reins to a better company,” Townsend noted. “NFP’s values align with those of our company: people and clients come first. I know I can now enjoy my retirement with the assurance that what I helped build is in very safe hands.”

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Future Outlook

The acquisition not only reinforces NFP’s market position but also extends its capabilities in critical areas of employee and organizational health and safety. As HELPGB integrates into NFP, the combined expertise and resources are expected to deliver superior consulting services to a broader client base, fostering growth and innovation in the HR and health and safety sectors.

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