The Boards of Conosco Limited and Bridgeway Security Solutions Limited today announced the merger of their businesses into the combined Conosco Group. This merger will deliver a wide portfolio of solutions in Information Security, Cyber Security and Managed IT Services to address customers’ evolving requirements.
Under the terms of the deal, Luca Pepere becomes Group CEO while Jason Holloway continues as Managing Director of Bridgeway and joins the Conosco Group Board.
Conosco provides a broad range of IT and communications managed services with a strong focus on Microsoft technologies. Bridgeway is a specialist in information and cyber security solutions with a strong domain expertise in mobile security. Both companies’ customers gain access to the other company’s solutions and the wider resources of the combined group will enable the Conosco Group to create new services and solutions for their customers.
Luca Pepere, CEO of Conosco, said: “Being able to join forces with Jason and his team is a unique opportunity for Conosco to enhance our customer proposition and to scale our security offering. For Conosco the merger with Bridgeway is a major step towards becoming a leading Managed IT and Security Services Provider with a focus on building customer value and long-term relationships.”
Jason Holloway added: “We believe this is a strong and complementary combination of forward-thinking organisations, allowing us to scale and deliver valuable innovations faster than before. We share the same culture and relentless focus on customer service.”
Peter Watson, Managing Director of Prism Corporate Broking and advisor in the merger said: “It has been a pleasure to work with both businesses, and help facilitate their merger. From the first meeting between Luca and Jason, the cultural fit was obvious. This is just the first step to building a much larger IT services group and we look forward to working together in the future”.
With over 80 staff across the UK and South Africa, the Conosco Group is building a leading technology and security service provider able to support existing IT services, whilst proactively delivering innovation to help drive business transformation and create substantial value to customers.
Conosco, founded in 2002, is the integrated technology and telecoms partner that gives businesses the leadership, experience, and resilience to transform and embrace the future of work: business as unusual. Conosco offers a complete IT and communications managed services solution, starting with strategic leadership, utilising their expertise to provide customers with the right infrastructure, technology, and communications solutions and 24×7 support to deliver tangible value and advantage to businesses. Conosco is focused on customer service and a people-first approach to management, which is an essential part of maintaining the skills to provide business continuity and innovation to its customers.
Bridgeway is an information security and risk management specialist with proven experience in delivering security solutions around mobility, cloud, and security intelligence. Bridgeway offers a holistic approach to understanding business issues and matching superior solutions through their depth of marketplace understanding, consulting expertise, and using trusted vendors to deliver sustainable advantage. Bridgeway’s vision-led approach takes products, policies, processes, and people into account, helping customers overcome security and risk challenges and enhance their business.
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