Chess has announced the acquisition of The Telephone Number Company (TTNC), a provider of end-to-end communication solutions. TTNC provides services including call management packages, cloud numbers, VoIP, SIP trunks, call tracking and bespoke telephone answering services.
David Pollock, founder and executive chairman, Chess, commented, “We have ambitious growth plans and the acquisition of TTNC sets us up for a great start to the year. Small business owners are time poor so need a knowledgeable and efficient technology partner. The addition of The Telephone Number Company will further strengthen our capability to deliver end-to-end services to our small business customers through a fully digital experience.”
Mark Burcher, managing director and founder of TTNC, said, “I am delighted that TTNC is joining Chess at such a pivotal and exciting time in the industry. I’ve always admired how Chess is so passionate about their vision, culture and values, and how they continuously invest in their people, so finding a new home for the TTNC team and TTNC customers was an easy choice for me. The acquisition will create many opportunities for our people and customers, and I’m excited about the future.”
Chess has a customer base of 28,000 organisations, from small business to large blue-chip enterprises and public sector organisations. The company’s product portfolio includes connectivity, cloud, digital and security solutions, including business broadband, telephony, and unified communications, as well as professional and managed services. Chess said the TTNC addition will enhance its small business customer experience.