PCS & Network Innovations Merger

Pure Cloud Solutions (PCS) are delighted to announce the addition of Network Innovations to the wider PCS group by completing a strategic merger. They will now be renamed PCS IT Services to fall in line with the current PCS group structure. This is part of a wider PCS initiative to drive growth plans while offering a broader product portfolio and an even better customer experience to both client bases.

Over the last five years, PCS have invested in new services that have allowed us to evolve into an industry-leading managed service provider. This means we can now offer innovative communications technology alongside cyber security, managed print, disaster recovery and IT networks.

The Beginning Of A New Era

PCS and NI have been working together at Birmingham City Football Club for the last few years and could see there was an exciting synergy between the two companies. After some lengthy discussions, the directors of both companies felt there was an opportunity to work together as one.

The recent merger with Network Innovations means that the PCS group now have a highly skilled in-house team of helpdesk and service engineers that work together to deliver outstanding service to all customers.

It quickly became apparent that the potential fusion of the two businesses could have great opportunities for all involved. We had used one another on various projects for some years, so the merger seemed a bit of a no-brainer.

We already had the communications element of the business sorted and so the next step was to bring on an in-house IT support team. Network Innovations were the perfect fit!

Martin Lake
Owner/Director at Pure Cloud Solutions

Completing A Successful Transition

When considering the merger, both companies wanted to ensure the transition was as smooth as possible for both employees and clients.

We have taken a conservative approach, keeping staff and customers updated regularly, and in advance of any changes. PCS Professional Service Director Steve Shields was also appointed as an NI Director to oversee and enable the transitional period.

Mark Shuff, Director of Network Innovations said:

The merger has gone extremely well so far. The more corporate set-up of PCS has been applied to NI procedures to enable company growth and all employee skill are being maximised across PCS Group.

Employees from both companies have adjusted well, embracing their new colleagues and bonding over team building events. This has created a united and enthusiastic group of employees that are working well together.

Mark Shuff
Owner Network Innovations

Just after the merger with Network Innovations we finalised a further acquisition of a local IT business in March of this year and I am now looking forward to seeing where we can take the group over the next 10 years. We have an excellent team in place that will support business growth both organically and through further acquisition.

Darren Lake
CEO Pure Cloud Solutions

Looking To The Future Together

Whilst all employees collaborate and communicate effectively, the groups currently work in two different offices while we search for a suitable location to house all employees comfortably.

This move will allow us to work even closer as a group and drive employee satisfaction. It will also support our long-term growth plans which includes further expansion by acquisition.

Cyber Insurance Myth Busting By Jukes Insurance Brokers

As cases of cyber crime are increasing its never been more important to protect yourself, your business, and your customers. If your business is responsible for holding personal information to its customers, you should be ensuring that all sensitive data is protected...

Webinar – Business Continuity & IT Security: Learning From Covid-19

FREE WEBINAR:Business Continuity & IT Security - Lessons From Covid-19 When: Wednesday 19th August 2020            Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM (BST)With the progressive easing of lockdown across Europe, it is apparent that global readiness for a mandated change to the...

Ransomware & Remote Working: Top tips To Protect Your Staff

Remote working is being utilised across the country at the moment. And although this has its advantages, it has caused a sharp increase in Ransomware cases. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from accessing your computer or data. The computer itself may...

Cisco Umbrella – Cutting Edge Security

The Power of Cisco Umbrella One way to add cyber security to your network & ensure protection of your users & endpoints is to deploy Cisco Umbrella technology. Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defence against threats on the internet wherever users go....

Darren Lake Appointed STW Board Trustee!

We are pleased to announce that after a few months of deliberation, our strategic partner Steps To Work (STW) have appointed Pure Cloud Solutions CEO, Darren Lake as a STW Board Trustee to enhance their technology strategy going forward!Bhanu Dhir, CEO at STW, said,...

How Sophos Intercept X Can Benefit your Business

Ransomware and Malware are two of the most common cyber threats attacking thousands of businesses every year. And for smaller organisations the outcome of a cyber breach can be particularly devastating. It is more common for smaller businesses to not have the right...

Softphones & Their Impressive Benefits

In the last few months, businesses have been forced to embrace remote working solutions. Whilst this was alien to some at first, most businesses have adjusted well to this shift in the workplace. Some are even starting to see the benefits this enhanced mobility has...

Phishing Seminar: Don’t Take The Bait!

We've teamed up with our friends over at Jukes Insurance Brokers to deliver an informative phishing seminar - a growing cyber security threat targeting SMB's. Last year, 80% of cyber attacks were the result of phishing attacks. That's because criminals are becoming...

End Of Life Technology and Why You Should Upgrade

When a product or service is end of life the producer is no longer selling it to new customers or supporting its current customers. This means the manufacturer will no longer be able to perform any vital updates or provide support with any maintenance issues that may...

The Best Thing About PCS

We believe Pure Cloud Solutions is a great place to work. Not only do we work hard, we play hard too. For us, it's important to create a really friendly and open environment, one where our staff can flourish, feel at home and somewhere they want to come. Let's face...



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This