Wakefield-based 365 Response has acquired Flexiroute in a deal which brings together providers of home-to-school and NHS transport software.

Follow-on funding from BGF and the founders of high-growth digital transport management and eProcurement software provider 365 Response financed the deal for Redcar-based Flexiroute.

The firms work with some of the largest councils and NHS Trusts in the country.

Brendan Fatchett (pictured), CEO of 365 Response, said: “Acquiring Flexiroute is a huge step forward in the implementation of our long-term strategy to support the delivery of zero-carbon solutions for councils.

“This partnership supports our aim to be the single best provider of transport management solutions for the public and private sector. We are passionate about developing new solutions to better service the market and we are excited to be moving forward as a larger group, with the whole Flexiroute team joining the 365 Response fold. 

“We are completely committed to the Flexiroute team and their customers and are looking forward to working closely with them to drive true innovation and transformation in the sector.”

365 Response has grown rapidly since taking £3 million investment from BGF in September 2020.  The funding has been used to support a rapid recruitment drive and further development of the 365 Response Smart Transport platform.

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Lawrence Cocker, technical director at Flexiroute, commented: “We are thrilled to be joining the 365 Response Group of companies and look forward to bringing together our technologies to create further advancements for our clients. 

“We’re proud to be joining a motivated and caring team, who are dedicated to solving complex transport requirements, improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in our society.”