Croner sold to Manchester rival

Peter Done

Peninsula Business Services has bought Leicestershire’s Croner Group , the provider of HR consultancy and tax fee protection, from Wolters Kluwer.

Croner is a provider of HR and Business Safety Consultancy, focused on larger organisations across private, public and non-profit sectors. Peninsula focuses on providing similar support and advice to a client base of more than 30,000 SMEs.

Croner, based at Hinckley, near Leicester, will continue to run as a standalone business within the Peninsula Group.

“This is an exciting acquisition which complements Peninsula’s existing business, in that both organisations focus on different sectors of the marketplace. Along with the software and information services offered by Wolters Kluwer, we can now provide a one stop shop for any size organisation,” said Peter Done, group managing director of Peninsula Business Services.

Alan Price, group operations director, added: “We have the talent and systems in place to further enhance this long established business. Our aim is to take the best of both operating models and propositions to create two enhanced market leading offerings across both brands in the SME and corporate sector”.