Consolidating communications: Arden Group acquires Computerworld Business Solutions

Fast growing business communications provider Arden Group has acquired Birmingham-based IT support specialist Computerworld Business Solutions (CBS) for an undisclosed sum.

The deal will further bolster Arden Group’s existing managed service offering, adding the comprehensive IT support and services experience of CBS into its growing communications portfolio. The long-term plan is to fully integrate CBS into the wider Arden Group brand, a move that will deliver customers a greater range of business communication solutions, while negating the need for multiple suppliers.

Customer demand brought on by the rapid pace of innovation in the technology sector has prompted the acquisition, with both companies identifying the market requirement for a single, reliable provider of converged communication technology. As a long established provider of telecommunications solutions, Arden Group has recently accelerated its move towards delivering a more integrated network solution with the recent acquisitions of Page IT and Unitycomm, two successful IT technology companies. The purchase of CBS further increases Arden Group’s service portfolio, positioning it well for further growth over the next 12 months.

A Sophos Gold and Synchronised Security partner, the deal also comes at an exciting time for the 20-strong team of CBS, which will be merged with Arden Group’s employees. The company is well known for being an early adopter of ground-breaking technologies, and is currently investing heavily in developing its own cloud datacentre to provide online backup services to customers as well as other hosted offerings. This project will be enhanced by the expertise and market position of Arden Group, a company that prides itself on the real-time support and infrastructure monitoring it delivers to businesses of all sizes across the globe.

Nigel Walker, Managing Director at Arden Group commented: “The acquisition of CBS represents an important milestone in our growth strategy. As a well-established and successful business, CBS gives us the chance to boost our service offering for customers, to deliver a fully converged IT and telecoms solution. With the combined strength of the two companies, our in-house resource, knowledge, and capability, we are confident that this partnership will enable us to play a more defining role in the growth of our shared customer base.”

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