Business communication provider evolve telecom has acquired Vodafone Gold Partner Fenchurch Communications. Managing Director Mark Gordon commented “evolve are delighted to be acquiring another successful company with a talented team to compliment and add value to the services we already offer. evolve is committed to growth by acquisition but we specifically seek out companies that will offer the best advantage moving forward for us to service both evolve’s existing customers and those that will be brought into the group. I anticipate that Fenchurch Communications will fit straight into our group, as it is an extremely professional, high quality business.”
Fenchurch Communications Managing Director Grant Fernley commented “By bringing together the knowledge and experience held by both companies, I believe that the benefits will be evident to the whole customer base. Both organisations have thrived due to a customer focused strategy and this move will ensure that Fenchurch team and customers will now have access to the larger support structure that evolve has to offer whilst retaining their local account management.”
Mark Gordon, evolve group’s MD will be taking over from Grant immediately but the day to day management will remain with James Thompson and the rest of the existing Fenchurch Communications team.
The addition of Fenchurch Communications will strengthen evolve’s geographical and account management presence in London, and will extend the services that can be offered and supported across the group. As a result of this acquisition, evolve will gain an additional 10 employees and will manage in excess of 70,000 numbers as well as taking over the office and shop front locations on Fenchurch Street.
This acquisition is the first in 2013 for evolve group and follows the successful additions of theWord and JL Communications in Wales and MPC Romford in 2012. Managing Director Mark Gordon commented “In addition to the acquisition of companies we have been conscious that there is additional investment required in the infrastructure of the company. This has involved both consolidation to make the most of the facilities and individuals within the group and growth as we welcome new staff to the group such as Toby Stubbington who joined evolve on 4th March as Finance Director.”
Toby will be helping to lead financial and commercial aspects of the business across the group, including Pier Insurance Services. Toby is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 16 years of experience gained at Virgin Media, Easycar and recently Sigma Response. Toby Stubbington commented “This is a very exciting opportunity, particularly to be joining at a time when growth and development of the organisation is a key focus. I look forward to working with the evolve team and believe that I can help them to further enhance the business.”
In order to accommodate further growth, evolve continue to grow the customer support functions within the organisation as well as actively seeking out additional product experts to further strengthen the wide portfolio of products and services now offered. Managing director Mark Gordon commented, “I am extremely happy to report that this acquisition is a positive first step of a continued growth and acquisition strategy in 2013. I believe that this alongside our continued dedication to customer service, embracing new technology and unified communications will offer our customers a market leading telecommunications experience.”
These combined developments demonstrate evolve’s strong commitment to both its customers and its employees and form part of an on-going strategy of placing itself in a position of strength to explore new opportunities and growth.