The acquisition of Bush & Company Rehabilitation (Bush & Company) in October 2015 is the Group’s second targeted acquisition since flotation on AIM in 2014 and another move to expand the marketing and services provision within the Group’s chosen legal markets.
Bush & Company’s brand leadership and established reputation for quality, coupled with other competitive advantages including their scale and ability to deliver a breadth of services to larger law firms, makes them a complementary addition to the Group.
Established 30 years ago the company, operating in the catastrophic injuries sector, has a strong track record of growth driven by a consistent increase in case numbers, strong margins and good cash flow. Through its wealth of knowledge Bush & Company has earned a credible reputation as experts within their field.
As the market leading and fastest growing provider of specialist services in the catastrophic injury market (the highest value segment of the Personal Injury sector) Bush & Company provide a complete range of services including:
- expert witness quantum reports and nursing liability reports
- immediate needs assessment
- case management services for short or long term needs
- vocational rehabilitation services, and
- behaviour assessment and management services for children and young people.
Bush & Company’s initial focus was on the provision of quantum care and special needs reports for both claimant and defendant solicitors in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. This led to a demand for further services to support a claimant's recovery journeys and the provision of advice and support throughout the full length of the process. In 2011 Bush & Company achieved accreditation as a registered domiciliary care provider with the Care Quality Commission.
The catastrophic injury market deals with claims above £500,000 and includes brain injury, cerebral palsy and medical negligence. Bush & Company currently hold a 12% market share worth £86.2m* (2015/2016).
The company is based in Northamptonshire and works with over 150 self-employed experts and case managers. All team members are registered with an appropriate professional regulatory body as well as other relevant professional organisations.