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Chess acquires Lanway

Chess, one of the UK’s leading providers of ICT services are pleased to announce the acquisition of Lanway. Lanway, an ICT company, are trusted by organisations across the UK who hold a shared vision for seamless communications and collaboration.

Lanway are a successful and growing business that have been operating in the ICT sector for over 25 years. Generating a turnover of £21.8m in the last 12 months, their services include; ICT product supply and installation, storage, hosted and cloud solutions, managed services, networking infrastructure, data security, professional services, business continuity, unified communications and systems management.

Lanway's team of experts in Burnley, joins team Chess taking their people to 550; maximizing the talent, knowledge, experience and skill set within the business and strengthening their ICT, Network and mobile capability.

The values of the new acquisition reflect those of Chess ‘being a great place to work and a great place to be a customer’. Lanway’s customers are at the heart of all operations with a proven reputation of excellence in the market for customer service. This is demonstrated by an impressively loyal customer base with over 550 active repeat customers, including a number of blue chip names.

Chess founder and chief executive David Pollock commented on the acquisition: “Lanway share our passion for delivering technological advantage to customers, our acquisition of Lanway is another step on our growth journey, helping to bring our vision to life. Together with Lanway’s expertise, we have the talent and technology needed to deliver truly integrated solutions across enterprise, mobile and cloud environments.”

Richard Btesh, Director of Chess, added “this acquisition of Lanway shows other potential sellers in the Telecoms, Data and ICT sector that Chess remains the stand-out choice for those selling all or part of their business. We’re ready and waiting to take advantage of the consolidation of customers and relationships “

About Chess

Chess, based in Alderley Edge, Cheshire are one of the UK’s leading ICT solution providers, helping over 30,000 businesses grow through innovative technology and expert advice.

Relationships with all major UK networks and technical capabilities across Voice, Connect, Cloud and Digital allows us to design, deploy and support our customers in growing efficiently, working from anywhere, safeguarding their businesses and better connecting with their customers.

We pride ourselves on our award winning service and solutions and are extremely proud that our people voted us 2nd in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for’ list 2016 after 8 consecutive years in the top 100.

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