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Challenge TRG Group has acquired Phoenix Training Services for an undisclosed sum as part of plans to build its presence in the HGV driver training sector.

The acquisition of the Birmingham-based firm, follows its acquisition of TRG Logistics earlier this month and takes the group’s overall turnover to £120m.

As part of the deal, founder and director, Trevor Cox, will remain in the business as a non-executive director.

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Phoenix had been working with Challenge for the past two years as its preferred training partner.

Challenge TRG Group chief executive Tom Cropper said the purchase will give the group “further access and control over our supply chain and an ability to provide a seamless, end-to-end solution for our clients”.

Cox said: “After developing a strong relationship over the last couple of years, we’re delighted to be joining forces with Challenge TRG Group.

"The team has the same commitment and passion for investing in people, and using the latest training methods, to develop a robust workforce that ultimately provides clients with a higher quality of temporary workers.”