Health and safety experts AquaTerra Training proudly announce their successful merger with Bon-Accord Training, a fellow respected training provider based in Aberdeenshire. The merger signifies a strategic move that reinforces AquaTerra Training’s dedication to providing excellence in the industry. 

Bon Accord Training has been a family-run business since it was founded in 1986, with Director Carol Gray following in her father’s footsteps. This strategic move marks the start of an exciting new chapter for both companies, who have a long-standing relationship in light of their shared values, decades of experience and commitment to delivering the highest standards of industry training for their clients across Scotland and beyond.

Building on AquaTerra Training’s investment in compliance experts Polaris Learning, securing a 50% share in the company in June 2023, this new partnership with Bon Accord Training marks another pivotal step. This collaboration positions all three companies for growth with shared resources.

Renowned nationwide, Bon Accord Training is a leading provider of plant and machinery equipment courses in the UK. Specialising in practical instruction and safety for a variety of material handling and plant  equipment, including but not limited to forklift trucks, they also offer essential management and supervisory skills training.

With a client portfolio featuring notable businesses like James Jones & Sons Ltd, WM Donald and RWG some of whom have been partners for over 25 years, Bon Accord Training exemplifies its commitment to ensuring operators excel in safely and effectively using equipment.

Speaking about this opportunity, Carol Gray said: “Our collaboration with Charlie and the team at AquaTerra Training over the years has been rewarding for us, as we have similar values and beliefs when it comes to delivering innovative, practical training that delivers results for our clients.

“We believe this is a positive and exciting opportunity for Bon Accord Training, and our exceptional client base as our alliance with AquaTerra will allow us to seize new opportunities, accelerate growth and strengthen the variety, depth and capacity of our training to meet the growing demand for our services.”

Charlie Cameron, Managing Director of AquaTerra Training said: “Bon Accord Training are exceptional providers of plant and machinery training, with strong customer relationships and a collaborative mindset, they are our ideal match for a strategic partnership, and we are delighted to welcome them to AquaTerra Training.

“With only a handful of shared clients, we will be able to mutually benefit from new opportunities along with our partners Polaris Learning, as we collectively collate our resources and expertise to deliver exceptional learning experiences for our clients.”

AquaTerra Training and Bon Accord Training will maintain their existing names and brands while jointly enhancing their operational efficiency, capabilities, and pace of innovation through collaboration.

Commenting on the strategic partnership, long standing client Martin Hogarth of James Jones & Sons Ltd  explained “As a client of over 25 years, Bon Accord Training has proven a consistent and reliable source of unrivalled training and expertise. Their versatility has allowed our business to develop safely in relation to the variety of mobile plant machinery and equipment along with numerous attachments prevalent in our industry.  Their new partnership with Aquaterra Training, offers an exciting new chapter for them and I wish them all the best”

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