AdEPT Telecom plc, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of Unified Telecommunications solutions has signed an agreement with effect from 2nd February 2017 to acquire the entire issued share capital of Our IT Department Limited. The business will continue as before bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the Group.
Our IT Department will retain its current presence and customer service operations in Chingford, Bevis Marks and St Neots.
AdEPT CEO Ian Fishwick stated “We are delighted to have acquired such a high quality, well-run and profitable business with a strong management team. Our IT Department is an excellent fit because they complement and build upon AdEPT’s existing expertise and skills, further extending our product and service portfolio by adding IT services”.
AdEPT’s UC proposition was first formed when it acquired Centrix in May 2015.
“With the increasing convergence between telecoms and IT, this is an important step forward in our strategy to become a fully managed service provider. Our IT Department has a well-developed customer base with long term relationships across a broad range of medium and large enterprises.” Added Ian.
Founded in 1993, Our IT Department is a highly accredited IT services provider with over 20 years’ experience, offering 24 hour IT support services and technology solutions.
The company has established a reputation in London and the South East of England, undertaking contracts for numerous major organisations. Their success is attributable to a firm commitment to quality of service and award winning customer care.
Our IT Department Director Tom Carroll commented “I’m really excited joining forces with Adept as this will create one of the region’s largest fully managed service providers. The acquisition will offer new opportunities to our clients and our staff and it will also allow us to extend our range of service offerings. More importantly, AdEPT’s culture and company values are perfectly aligned with our own”.
Our IT Department have a directly employed team of highly skilled and experienced certified IT professionals. The company is one of only six UK-based IT organisations to retain both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 accreditations. Our IT Department is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Small Business Specialist and a Microsoft Gold Midmarket Cloud Solutions Provider, an Apple Certified Specialist, Cisco Certified Partner and a Dell Preferred Partner.
Adept supplies communications services to 40 councils, seven out of 10 private hospitals in London, half of all London’s business centres and 17,000 customers including nationally recognised brand names.