Press release: 17 March 2022

Online Systems acquires Westcom IT Solutions

Online Systems, Cumbria’s largest business communications provider, has strengthened its IT expertise after acquiring West Cumbrian IT business Westcom IT Solutions (www.west-com.co.uk). Dave Purfield founder and Managing Director of Westcom remains with the business as do all six employees.

Mr Purfield said “I chose Online Systems as I believe that are the perfect fit culturally while matching the type of work we do and the ethos with which we currently serve our clients.

Technology changes were a big factor! As business communication solutions across IT and telephony services now merge seamlessly together, I believe that going forward integrating the businesses allows us to provide support in areas to our client base that traditionally we have been unable to.”

Established in 1992 Online Systems, with their head office in Carlisle, have 45 employees and a strong presence across Cumbria as well as offices in the North East and South West Scotland.

Greg Morton, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to welcome clients and colleagues of Westcom to Online Systems.

This acquisition combines two firms of a similar culture, with complementary strengths and sector expertise. Clients will continue to get quality, personal service for what they need, and for some it will give them the benefit of being able to pull in the products and skills of a larger business.

We hope that by offering an increasing range of products and technical expertise, we will ensure that we continue to provide local businesses with tailored, proactive support and advice essential for business profit and growth.”

This is the second acquisition in a short period of time for Online Systems after they previously completed on Whitethorn Communications Ltd, a telecommunications business based in Skipton, it sees the business continue to grow as a leading provider of business communications, with its aim to become the ‘go to’ business for IT and telecommunications in the North of England and South West Scotland.

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