Strategic Partners


They are one of the the world’s largest banks.

With their headquarters in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC’s international network has around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories across Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa.

They boost around 100 million customers worldwide.

They are listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, and shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 221,000 shareholders in 127 countries and territories.

They have a unique international pedigree. Many of their principal companies opened for business over 100 years ago.

The founding company from which HSBC took its name, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, was founded in 1865 to finance trade between China and Europe.

In the UK, Midland Bank, which merged with HSBC in 1992, was founded like Alacrity in Birmingham however some 149 years prior in 1836.

HSBC supports Alacrity with the groups banking, general finance and Acquisition lending and has done so since its incorporation.


At PwC, their purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services they provide and the decisions they make.

Demonstrating genuine leadership is more important to them than size or short-term revenue growth.

To achieve their aim to be recognised as the ‘the leading professional services firm’ they must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people. Their strategy is therefore built around five priorities:

  1. Be technology enabled;
  2. Deliver exceptional value to our clients;
  3. Empower our people;
  4. Lead by example;
  5. Invest in sustainable growth.

Attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and as a progressive employer they will continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce.

Alacrity uses the services of PWC across a multitude of services from acquisitions, finance, audit and general advice.

Olive Learning

Olive Group was established in 2006 as a result of their experience as a business in the oil and gas sector: safety was a priority for many organisations like there’s, but compliance and legislation were becoming an expensive headache. This mismatch led their founder, Brendan Kavanagh, to create a new cost-effective health and safety model that offered a more flexible approach to training.

The concept proved successful and led to further thoughts on they could bring even more cost-savings and improvements to training.

What about online, mobile and virtual training?

From this, Olive Learning was born. With their powerful, easy to use, integrated set of learning applications, businesses like Alacrity can induct, train, and develop staff by delivering learning experiences that are relevant, engaging and rewarding.

Today Olive Learning are on a mission to train employees in a better, more cost-effective way, one business transformation after another.

Alacrity uses their services to create empowering and dynamic learning solutions.