£18M turnover Safe Computing snapped up

Last updated on: March 20, 2017, Author: Editorial Team

Safe Computing, an £18m-turnover software company with two offices in the East Midlands has been acquired by a national counterpart.

The firm provides services to about 500 customers, and is the Access Group’s biggest acquisition to date.

Chris Bayne, chief executive of Access Group, commented: “The addition of Safe to The Access Group is a game-changer for us and greatly increases the value we can deliver to our customers.

“Safe has a number of best-in-class solutions, an excellent customer base and an experienced team, and there’s a great alignment in our cultures and the way we do business.”

Safe Computing chief executive Sandy Scott will leave the business and Paul Vogel, an executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the software industry, has joined Access as managing director of the Safe subsidiary.

Scott added: “The Access Group is a natural fit for our culture and capabilities and throughout the acquisition process I have been impressed with the team and their vision.

“I am immensely proud of Safe and what we’ve built together and though I have taken the decision to move on I am confident, I leave our customers in good hands.”

The Access Group has offices in London, Colchester, Brighton, Harpenden, Derby, Basingstoke, Macclesfield, Glasgow and New York.

Safe Computing has branches in London, Derby, Manchester and Hertfordshire, as well as its Leicester head office.

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