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IT firm strengthens position in education sector with acquisition

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Peter BoucherPeter BoucherTelecoms and IT solutions service provider Excalibur Communications has strengthened its position in the education sector with the acquisition of an Amesbury company that provides IT support to schools.

Swindon-based Excalibur will maintain the Techs4Education name and re-brand its existing education practice under this title as part of the integration process.

Excalibur has worked within the education market for over ten years and further strengthened its proposition for schools with the purchase of the Support Services division of Ntegra in April 2017.

The enlarged Techs4Education division will now serve over 30 schools in the South and South West UK.

“The addition of Techs4Education complements our existing education practice and grows our presence in a sector which is important to the business," said Excalibur CEO Peter Boucher.

Techs4Education has a strong reputation for making sure its schools have reliable and effective IT solutions and, like Excalibur, believes in delivering only the highest levels of service.

"IT and communications is complicated for any organisation and particularly for schools.

"By joining forces with Techs4Education we can reach more schools and support them in harnessing the latest technology for effective classroom learning.”

Steve Worthington, Techs4Education CEO, said: "The team at Techs4Education has over eight years of experience in delivering IT support and services to schools, and we are proud of what we have achieved to date.

"In Excalibur we have found a partner who shares our vision for technology in schools and can facilitate taking our offering to the next level.

"Our knowledge of the sector, combined with the depth of resources available from Excalibur will enable us to broaden the IT and Telecommunications solutions we provide to schools.”

The purchase of Techs4Education is Excalibur’s fifth IT acquisition in the past seven years, consolidating its transition from a mobile business to a fully managed tech partner for small and medium sized organisations.