Owen Daley, who will remain as Managing Director of the new organisation, described the merger as “a very positive change for our clients and staff”.
13 August 2012
Embargoed until 5.30pm
SilverBug the IT outsourcing business, today announced that it has merged with three Admiral Group divisions; Admiral IT, Admiral Network Infrastructure and Admiral Education Solutions.
With effect from 13 August 2012, the merged organisations will all trade under the name of SilverBug and will operate from SilverBug’s current premises in Milton Keynes and Leeds, and the Admiral IT office in Holborn, Central London.
Owen Daley, who will remain as Managing Director of the new organisation, described the merger as “a very positive change for our clients and staff”. He continued, “This marks the start of another exciting growth phase for SilverBug. The Admiral teams bring with them extensive experience in managed services across a number of additional sectors, which complements the existing skills and teams we have on board. The good news for existing and new clients of all the divisions is that they will benefit from our growth in expertise and knowledge with this development.”
Admiral Group CEO, and chairman of the new organisation, Graham McMullen, added: “This merger sets out the vision for SilverBug’s future. We have brought together a level of expertise and pedigree that leading businesses look for when choosing a technology partner. Both organisations have a very similar internal culture that’s based on providing excellent customer service, and it feels very comfortable to combine our teams to benefit clients, to form a company that’s greater than the sum of its parts.”
The Directors of the Admiral companies: Craig Laffer, Sales Director, David Stanton, Director (SME and Education), Roger Burgess, CTO, and Adam Sullivan, Director (Key Accounts), all continue as Directors in the new entity and will join the board of SilverBug alongside Owen Daley. The Management team is completed by Martyn Alford, who joins from Admiral as Director of Service Delivery.
The full merger and company structure is expected to be finalised by October 2012.
The company’s new brand identity has been launched to coincide with the merger, and can be seen on www.silverbug.com.
Notes to Editors
About SilverBug: With an HQ in Milton Keynes and an office in Leeds, SilverBug delivers innovative outsourced IT solutions to small and medium sized enterprises across the UK and globally. With a customer base that spans from start-up organisations to major household brands, SilverBug provides IT solutions that enhance business efficiency and provide tangible business benefits to its customers.
About Admiral IT: Part of the Admiral Group, Admiral IT was founded by Craig Laffer and David Stanton in 2006. Officially incorporated in 2007, the company grew quickly providing IT support services to an expanding base of SME clients. Admiral IT is a CORAID Gold Partner and Microsoft Partner with extensive Microsoft Lync expertise.
About Admiral Network Infrastructure: Part of the Admiral Group, Admiral Network Infrastructure delivers high quality, on budget cabling and infrastructure solutions to clients from all sectors. ANI is headed up by Adam Sullivan, head of infrastructure design, installer, project manager and client liaison specialist.
About Admiral Education Solutions: Part of the Admiral Group, Admiral Education Solutions was founded in 2010. This business has grown rapidly providing not only IT support services to education establishments but also specialised Capita SIMS support desk facilities.
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