GRP has a uniquely effective business model, which enables rapid growth through new acquisitions. However, this innovative approach also brought specific challenges when the extended SM&CR regime was announced, as the GRP acquisition model is one of minimum disruption. This meant that they had 35 individual legal entities in November 2018 and this continued to increase during 2019.
Of course, as part of the SM&CR regime, each entity has to be managed and reported on separately which would be a huge administrative burden without the right software and was one of the first reasons that GRP turned to Actus Comply.
Being a company built of many entities meant that there was no consistent approach to HR policies including performance management and as a company of almost 1,500 people it was clearly time to streamline and harmonise. An activity that could only be done with the help of a simple but effective software system.