Convergence Group acquires Networks First to boost growth in networking services

UK network services provider Convergence Group, has announced its acquisition of Networks First, a privately-owned IT managed services and network support business.

The acquisition will cement Convergence Group's position as one of the UK's leading players in network services - strengthening the company's ability to provide an end-to-end connectivity solution across both the local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).

Both Convergence Group and Networks First are headquartered in the West Midlands and serve the channel partner community. The combined organisation now boasts a comprehensive portfolio of managed network services, network security expertise, multi-vendor network support, engineering and project services for LAN and WAN.

Neal Harrison, Managing Director at Convergence Group said: "We are delighted to be joining forces with Networks First an established brand with a reputation for excellent service and a perfectly complementary range of products and services. It means our partners and customers will benefit from more choice and have a simpler way of meeting all of their network connectivity needs in one place. We're really looking forward to welcoming their highly-skilled team on board."

Tom Mulvaney, Managing Director at Networks First said: "We are very excited that this brings together two successful companies in non-competing but related sectors, with great people under entrepreneurial leadership. We're looking forward to working with our new colleagues to grow the combined business, build on our strengths and secure more opportunities for our partners and people."

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