Welcomm acquires rival O2 CoE partner Davison Comms

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Latest move represents Welcomm’s sixth acquisition in the past four years

Welcomm Communications has bought fellow O2 Centre of Excellence rival partner Davison Communications for an undisclosed fee.

Market Harborough-based Welcomm completed the acquisition earlier this month. It is its sixth acquisition in the past four years.

The deal sees Welcomm boost its customer base to 5,500 – and its total number of connections above 40,000.

Welcomm has taken on Davison’s Northampton office and all its staff. Davison’s managing director Georgie Gardiner will become Welcomm operations director, with sales director Lucy Armstrong being appointed into a senior sales role.

Founder and chairman Kevin Davison is retiring after 30 years in the industry, including 25 running Davison Communications.

Welcomm chairman and founder Chris Stanton (pictured) said: “Davison fits our acquisition strategy due to the quality and stability of their base and business. As a financially stable business, Welcomm will be able to provide these customers with consistency in the service they are offered.”

Davison added: “Davison Communications and Welcomm have run their business along the same lines of customer service and loyalty. We started our businesses at the same time in the old days of Securicor cellular services. We have both been loyal to the O2 network all the way through.

“We believe that selling to Welcomm is a great fit for the expansion of their business, and we are confident they will give the same customer service we have done for 25 years. Linda and I have had some fantastic times in the mobile industry but now feel it is time to spend more time looking after our properties in the UK and abroad. We wish Welcomm every success in the future.”

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