Two of the South Coast’s biggest names in IT and telecoms joined forces in August, creating one of the largest independently owned IT and Telecoms managed service providers in the UK.
Peach Technologies acquired Taylor Made, creating a new super-power in the region for IT and communications. Here, Peach’s CEO Darren Scott-Healey and Taylor Made’s former FD and now Group chief financial officer Joe Jeffers, talk about their plans for the future.
Peach Technologies and Taylor Made were very much market leaders in their own rights before the partnership, why was the decision made to join forces?
Scott-Healey: We’ve made huge waves in communications since our inception 12 years ago but we recognised that we could go even further to enhance our IT offering, hence the acquisition route.
We started our hunt for a thriving IT business that we could bring into our own and we didn’t need to look far. Taylor Made’s services perfectly complemented ours and it made absolute sense to expand our offering by joining the two.
Jeffers: We have always had big ambitions for Taylor Made and for us, the timing was right to set the company off on its next growth trajectory. We wanted to take the company to the next level not just for the next five years, but for the long term. Having seen the success story that Scott-Healey and the team has made with Peach Technologies, we knew that joining forces was the best decision for Taylor Made. Read more →