Daisy to maintain BNS HQ


Daisy Communications Group, the acquisitive fixed line provider headed by Matthew Riley, has confirmed that the BNS Telecom Group site in Prudhoe, Northumberland is to remain open and extend its reach into the north-east.

The decision to keep the BNS Telecom site open follows a successful few months of operation and a full review of the business by Daisy.

BNS Telecom was acquired by Daisy Communications in February for £10.45 million, and Daisy Communications now has business centres in Northumberland, Lancashire, London and the Midlands.

It has undertaken a spate of acquisitions recently including Managed Communications, Redstone Telecom, AT Communications and Eurotel.

BNS Telecom interim managing director Chris Jagusz said: “As the group anticipates future growth it is important the business has the capabilities in place to support those plans.

“With the recognised skills within the BNS Telecom team and expertise to make more products available to small-medium business customers, it makes absolute sense to retain our presence in the north-east.”

Daisy Communications chief operating officer Gareth Kirkwood said: “Before making any decisions about the future of the company and eventual integration we were committed to fully understanding the BNS Telecom business.

“We believe there is a strong business here and we have realised greater synergies than expected, with a cost effective operation in the north-east.

“We have been continually impressed by the quality and enthusiasm of the people at BNS Telecom and I am pleased to say that we really do see Prudhoe as being a key part of the Daisy Communications growth story going forward.”