Triple acquisition for Sage specialist

Chris Smith

PKF Smith Cooper Systems, the Derby-based Sage support firm, has made a triple acquisition.

The company has swooped for Price Bailey, Cellular Solutions and Sci-Net on the back of a record year in 2021, which saw the firm increase its customer base by 20% and staff headcount by 50%.

The company has also moved to new 12,500 sq ft offices on Pride Park, along with its sister company, accountancy firm PKF Smith Cooper.

PKF SCS has also expanded its team, with Andy Jones joining the team as Sage project manager. Jones has been working in project management for over a decade, ranging from estate compliance for Severn Trent Water to more recently, working as a service transition specialist at FedEx, supporting IT projects from their earliest stages to implementation.

Meanwhile, the firm has hired Sufyan Iqbal, as a Sage CRM consultant. He studied Business & IT at Coventry University, and for a year after graduating, worked as a 2nd line IT support engineer at Coventry & Warwickshire Primary Care Trust.

Chris Smith, managing director, said: “At the start of 2021 I began to look at acquisition opportunities but never imagined we would close out on three deals in such a short space of time. Not only have we acquired a great group of new clients this year, but we have also been delighted to welcome some amazing new staff who have fitted in superbly to our already excellent team.

“I am very excited by what the new year holds in store for the business as we move into this next phase of our development. I have promised the team that we will have a quieter year… but then we might not!”

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