4Com, the Bournemouth-based provider of leading business telephone systems to UK SMEs has announced the successful purchase of Midlands-based Midshire Business Systems (Communications) Ltd (Midshire Telecom hereafter), the first such acquisition in 4Com’s 23-year history.
Midshire Telecom was established in 2002, and the brand will continue to operate as part of the 4Com Group of companies as Gary Scutt, 4Com’s CEO, explains, “We’re delighted to welcome Midshire Telecom and particularly their staff and customers to the 4Com family. They have an excellent, well-earnt reputation in the industry, and we’re looking forward to getting to know their team and continuing our rapid growth with them on board.”
4Com’s Chief Operating Officer, Dean Cartledge, who will now become Midshire Telecom’s CEO, added, “We see a great deal of opportunity thanks to this acquisition. Midshire Telecom have additional expertise in fields such as Managed IT Services and Office WiFi solutions, which we’re excited to be able to offer to our existing customers, while also introducing our own solutions to their customer base.”
The acquisition, which was completed on 16th May, will see Midshire Telecom’s staff transfer to 4Com. Gary continued, “We’ve invested a lot of time and effort into creating a great workplace culture, and we’re looking forward to extending that to the Midshire Telecom team and making them truly feel like a part of our team.”
Midshire Telecom’s Managing Director, Jim Callaghan, commented, “We are excited about our next chapter as part of 4Com. By leveraging 4Com’s scale and resources, we can deliver added value to our own customers as well as 4Com’s customers in the future.”
“I’ve been impressed with 4Com throughout my time talking with them. Having visited and met their leadership team on a number of occasions throughout our negotiations, I’m confident that the team at Midshire will prove of great help to them and that our customers will benefit from the services and support they provide.”
About 4Com Technologies Ltd
4Com Technologies was established in 1999 and provide Unified Communication (UC) to UK small-medium-enterprises (SMEs), combining its proprietary HiHi phone system with telecoms services. The company deliver a premium, cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system and associated software that offers SMEs an enterprise grade solution with a distinctive consumer like appeal. The company has won multiple awards in its history, most notably coming top in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For in 2017.
Registered address: 4Com Technologies Limited, One Lansdowne Plaza, 24 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3NE – Tel: 0330 444 4444 – Fax: 0844 375 3200 – www.4com.co.uk. Registered in England and Wales, Registration Number 06472837.
About Midshire Business Systems (Communications) Ltd
Midshire Business Systems (Communications) Ltd was founded in 2002 and provides a complete suite of telecommunications solutions across office telephony, fixed-line, broadband, hosted, and managed services. They provide a full range of office telephone systems, desktop handsets, business mobiles, calls and lines, and business-grade broadband connectivity.