Fifty-two new jobs are moving to Milton Keynes following the latest takeover from Linford Wood-based, Silverbug. Business-to-business managed IT solutions and support company, Silverbug, has acquired Paralogic of Aylesbury in a multimillion-pound deal. Bosses at the newly expanded company say it will mean improved and enhanced services to customers of both companies.
Both have acknowledged expertise in providing B2B technology solutions for clients spanning the range from the smallest of SMEs to well-known prestige businesses. Silverbug’s customers include household names from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Harlequins Rugby club to Prostate Cancer UK and luxury hotel chain, Virgin Limited Edition.
The newly merged company will continue to be headquartered in Milton Keynes with offices around the globe in London, Wakefield, Wolverhampton, New York and Houston in the United States and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Silverbug Managing Director, Dan Bland, says, “This will be great news for our customers as pooling the skills, services and resources of the two companies will give them access to 24 hour a day, 365 days a year engineering support. Paralogic brings some great people into the business and the facilities and services we can now offer include a Network Operation Centre, Security Operation Centre and genuine expertise in Cyber Security, Microsoft Azure, and SharePoint development services. Paralogic customers should be pleased to know that they will still be dealing with the same team of dedicated people as before the merger.”
Paralogic is the fourth business acquired by the fast-growing Silverbug in just nine years, having merged with Admiral IT in 2012, iQuda in 2019, and Cortex Insight earlier this year. Established in 2002, Paralogic has been a force to be reckoned with in the small to mid-market sector with a particular focus on Charity and Finance organisations. Company founder Adam Plant will joining the merged business. He says, “These are exciting times for everyone involved with the business, especially with the opportunities this merger will provide for both clients and staff. Being part of a bigger group will enable us to expand the range of services we offer, particularly in security – an area in which Silverbug excels.”
Dan says, “With really talented and skilled staff so difficult to come by, putting these businesses together isn’t just about gaining market share but also some great people. Customers of both companies will still hear the same voices on the end of the phone; the only difference they should notice is an increase in the services we can offer.”
Dan believes Milton Keynes is the perfect place for growing tech companies like Silverbug. “We’re ideally placed in the middle of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc where government plans to drive investment in the next few years. The city’s predicted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research to have the strongest growth in the country in the coming months. There are more new businesses springing up here than anywhere else in the UK, and they will all need the kinds of tech functions we are ideally placed to provide. It’s a hive of innovation and a terrific location from a business perspective. There’s a very young, vibrant feel to the place from a tech perspective and you can see from the level of companies being drawn here in recent years that we’re not the only people to think so.”
The company is committed to continued growth using this Buy and Build strategy but it’s also looking to the next generation, having taken on five local young people as apprentices in the past two months.
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