Chess Acquire Integra ICT

Chess has continued its growth strategy by acquiring ICT systems provider Integra ICT. Integra ICT based in Sandy, Bedfordshire with annual revenues of over £5 million, employs 37 people who will be staying on as part of the Chess group.

Chess Chief Executive David Pollock sees Integra ICT as a key strategic move, “Integra ICT has successfully deployed integrated communication solutions for over 20 years with an outstanding reputation. We’re delighted to welcome their vastly experienced team into the Chess group. We will rely on their knowledge and experience to guide our growth in cloud and ICT. Our mantra is ‘a great place to work, a great place to be a customer’, this exciting acquisition strengthens our customer proposition.”

Integra ICT former owner Pas Ruggiero commented “When Chess approached me and talked through their strategy it became clear they were the right people to take over the business. Their long standing reputation of successful acquisitions and experience showed through the process. I am confident Integra will continue to go from strength to strength working under the Chess brand.”

Chess Director Richard Btesh who headed up the deal stated “This acquisition strengthens Chess’ reputation as the UK’s number one consolidator for SME businesses in the telecoms sector. With the Integra ICT team now working under the Chess brand we see significant potential for rapid growth and development with their customer base as the additional products and services offered by Chess become available.”

Integra ICT joins ebillz and The CRM Business as businesses acquired by Chess that retain their own established brand, supported by the Chess Group of Companies.

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David Dungay

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