Comms VAR Redwood Telecommunications has been acquired by ISP Timico for an undisclosed sum.
Battersea-based Redwood was founded 20 years ago and counts Avaya and Mitel as its leading partners. IP voice, conferencing and contact centre technologies are among the firm's core competencies, and target verticals include financial and professional services and media.
The reseller employs 28 people at its London digs, including a 24-hour customer support service. Top customers include Glasses Direct and Jimmy Choo. Managing director Charlie Whelpton will remain in charge of his firm, which will operate as an independent subsidiary. Redwood will become Timico's fourth service provider brand, alongside Newnet, Powernet and its eponymous operation.
"We are extremely excited about integrating our skills and expertise into the Timico group, to extend the range of services Timico offers to its customers," said Whelpton. "In turn we can see the enormous potential to offer Timico's extensive products and services set within our client base."
Tim Radford, chairman of Timico Technology Group, added: "The expertise and breadth of IP telephony and unified communications services that Redwood offers will complement the mobile, data networking and hosting expertise we have elsewhere in the group. There is a strong cultural fit and its London base will enable Timico to build a presence in this important market."
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