Matrix247 acquires Task Office Systems

Haslingden-based telecoms provider Matrix247 has expanded its range of services with the acquisition of Task Office Systems.

Bolton-based Task Office Systems offers managed IT support and print services and the acquisition becomes the first step in Matrix247's buy and build strategy.

The deal enables Matrix247 to capitalise on post-lockdown a surge in demand for technology and systems to enable new ways of working by adding Microsoft Office products, IT support, digital photocopiers with document management to its existing range of services.

The acquisition takes the Matrix247 team to 40 full-time employees, with the company actively looking to recruit more Microsoft engineers and additional staff into its sales, finance, customer service and marketing teams.

Stephen Pritchard, co-founder of Matrix247, said: "The lockdown has changed peoples’ attitudes to technology forever. There is no going back. Home-based working means that companies need agile and seamless integration between home and office. 

“There is a clear convergence between all the things that make a modern office function efficiently - telecoms, mobiles, software, IT support, cyber security, digital print, document management, scanning, archiving and shredding. Our customers will now benefit from having all of these essential business functions from one source, bringing greater efficiency and cost savings.

"Taking decisive action was a no brainer for us. To echo the words of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, we’ve seen years of digital transformation in just months."

Teresa Bell, who founded Task Office Systems with David Butler in 1990, will remain actively involved. She said: “We have collaborated with Stephen and his team on many occasions over the years. I know we share the same values and commitment to service delivery.

“Becoming part of Matrix247, which is such a well-managed business, will provide excellent opportunities for our team to benefit from training and career opportunities. Everyone at Task is delighted to be joining the Matrix247 family and we’re very excited about what the future holds.”

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