Sharp Business Systems UK (SBSUK) has acquired support services firm Complete I.T., as it moves to strengthen its position in the UK IT market and build its reputation as a digital transformation services provider.
The purchase is part of Sharp's mission to help customers reinvent their workplaces and support channel partners' growth with new products and services.
Complete I.T. has been providing IT support and cloud solutions for over 25 years and recently scooped CompTIA's "Managed Service Provider of the Year" award. It also recently gained a place in Channel Future's MSP Worldwide 501 rankings, coming second place in the UK.
"This acquisition is a key strategic milestone for SBSUK. Complete I.T. has a very similar customer-centric DNA to Sharp and we will continue to invest and focus upon developing a service portfolio to accommodate the growing needs of current and future customers," said Stuart Sykes, managing director of SBSUK.
"Complete I.T. will enable us to widen our focus, improve our technical expertise and enhance our customer offering, positioning us as a trusted partner for our customers workplace technology needs. We are excited about what we can learn from each other and see this as a great opportunity to grow our business together and make Complete I.T. a national business alongside our own."
Complete I.T.'s managing director Colin Blumenthal added: "We are keen to expand what we do as a business and this acquisition deepens our technical resources and expertise, and allows us to further enhance our technology offerings and provides us access to exciting new products and technologies which will now benefit an even wider audience of clients."
Despite the acquisition by Sharp UK, Complete I.T., which employs 170 people across five offices in the south of England, will continue to operate and grow as an independent business under its own brand name.
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