Causeway acquires worker management specialist Reference Point

Grant Prior 1 year ago
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Construction technology giant Causeway has acquired the UK’s leading workforce competency and authority-to-work system developer Reference Point.

Ollie McGovern, chief commercial officer at Causeway
Ollie McGovern, chief commercial officer at Causeway

Reference Point is well known for its SkillGuard mobile workforce management system and delivering the Network Rail Sentinel health and safety passport system.

Reference Point also provides Gencarda, a cloud digital membership software platform with virtual cards, and CourseSight, a comprehensive training, eLearning and course management solution which is used by London Underground to manage all training courses across their supply chain.

This acquisition provides Causeway with a single platform for industry bodies, asset owners and contractors to manage operatives’ identity, training compliance, health, safety, and resource management across the supply chain. Additionally, it provides a secure place for operatives to hold their competencies and identify themselves.

Ollie McGovern, chief commercial officer at Causeway, said: “We understand that the skills shortage is one of the largest pressures facing the industry right now, and so with this latest acquisition of Reference Point, Causeway is committed to providing technology solutions that help our customers tackle this head on.

“By integrating Reference Point with Causeway’s solutions, we can now offer a platform that provides a single solution which benefits the operative and their employer in some of the most challenging areas of our sector including skills, resourcing, attendance management and compliance with health and safety regulations.”

Beric Davis, chief executive officer of Reference Point, said: “Having previously worked alongside Causeway, we knew that their ambitions and company culture aligned with our own. We’re delighted to be part of this rapidly growing, dynamic business where we will continue to deliver world-class solutions that best serve the workforce, their employers, and clients alike.”

With combined key clients like Balfour Beatty, Kier, National Highways and Tarmac, Causeway and Reference Point will build integration and end-to-end solutions for clients on an international scale.

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