IT security and Microsoft 365 specialist snapped up by Manchester firm

Steve Allan

An IT firm with offices in Manchester and Cannock, has expanded its presence in Staffordshire.

Northern Quarter-based Linten Technologies has bought Newcastle-under-Lyme-based Prompt PC in a deal which sees the combined turnover of both firms reach £1.5m.

The acquisition will see all of Prompt PC’s five-strong team retained under the new owners.

Linten, which has enjoyed an average of 26% year-on-year turnover growth over the last five years, provides IT services to companies across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, retail and finance.

Prompt PC is an IT security and Microsoft 365 specialist working with businesses across the county, adding specialist knowledge in the manufacturing, construction and retails industries.

Linten CEO and founder Steven Allan said the move was part of the company’s wider growth strategy.

He said: “We have been helping businesses use technology to their advantage for the last 23 years.

“As we grow our valued clients can expect the same quality, personalised service that they have always enjoyed whilst drawing on an even wider breadth of knowledge and experience.

“Although this is the first step in a wider growth strategy for Linten, we will always retain our customer-first approach and value for every business we work with.”

As part of the company’s expansion, Linten also welcomes new head of commercial and operations Danny Ballantyne to its team.

The former senior project manager at the NHS will manage the daily operational functions of the business to ensure sustained commercial success.

Allan added: “Danny brings a wealth of experience across the public and private sector. We have no doubt he will be a key part of growing and driving quality in both businesses.

“His work helping businesses evolve and grow includes major projects with organisations including Stockport CCG, transitioning them to the integrated care system model that will be adopted across Greater Manchester in 2022.

“It’s this strategic thinking and change management experience that will not only help build Linten but provide valuable insight for each of our 475 clients across Manchester and the Midlands.”

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