Data protection firm Protecture snapped up by Thomas Thomas & Co

Last updated on: August 30, 2019, Author: Editorial Team

Shropshire-based Thomas Thomas & Co has invested in data protection company, Protecture.

Protecture is a data protection & GDPR consultancy providing support, tools, advice, audit and training. The company supports over 200 clients from SMEs to large institutional clients across the country with their data protection issues.

As Protecture has grown, the board recognised that additional investment and experience would be required to take the company through the next phase of growth and success.

Tom Sykes has taken a majority stake in Protecture, and joins the board alongside new chief financial officer Grant Thomas, with whom he owns Thomas Thomas & Co.

Tom Sykes has 18 years’ experience at board level in SMEs in managed technology services, cybersecurity, data protection and in the last two years as the IT Director in a top 100 law firm. Grant Thomas is a chartered accountant with over 17 years’ experience in both practice, and at board level in corporate, both private and public companies. Tom was approached by Protecture due to his wealth of experience in managing and growing successful businesses.

Gary Shipsey, managing director of Protecture said: “Myself and the whole team are very excited about the future and hope that you will join us in welcoming Tom, Grant and the rest of Thomas Thomas Co & Ltd to the Protecture Team.”

Sykes said: “I am thrilled to be appointed to the board of Protecture. Data Protection is an increasingly important function in all organisations and that is not going to change.

“I am looking forward to working with the superb team at Protecture – some of the best and most experienced in the industry. I am pleased Grant Thomas joins me on the board at Protecture as chief financial officer. Grant and I have a successful track record of working together in growing SMEs.

“The investment in Protecture was led by Hugh Stickland from Shropshire based Aaron & Partners corporate team. Hugh and his team did a fantastic job, were a pleasure to work with again and completed the transaction with our time scales.”

The investment in Protecture was led by Hugh Stickland from Shropshire based Aaron & Partners corporate team. Hugh and his team did a fantastic job, were a pleasure to work with again and completed the transaction with our time scales.”

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