CAPA has been instructed to audit one of England’s largest providers of ambulance support services.

CAPA will be undertaking a property audit at SSG UK Specialist Ambulance Service Ltd - now in an insolvency process - after an instruction from administrators at Leonard Curtis, the insolvency and business rescue firm.

Trading principally from its Rainham base in Essex, SSG provided vital emergency and non-emergency transport services for a range of NHS Trusts. It employed around 80 staff at its head office and managed a pool of about 300 contract staff.

The small business had been suffering financially since 2017, when it posted a significant loss. Ultimately Andrew Beckingham and Siann Huntley of Leonard Curtis were appointed as administrators on September 3 2019. The administrators have been assisting the affected NHS trusts.

They have now appointed CAPA to conduct the rates audit, meaning CAPA’s Audit team will use bespoke software to carry out a forensic inspection of all data related to business rates paid out at six SSG properties.

The team will look to identify anomalies or errors and any overspend - which will be recovered for SSG’s creditors.