Manchester-based InTEC Group has  bought Reigate IT managed services provider Sweethaven Computers.

The acquisition – InTec’s 14th since 2016 – is part of the firm’s ongoing strategy to extend their geographical reach throughout the UK and Ireland.

InTEC specialises in the design, implementation and support of a wide range of cloud services and business applications including IT managed services, infrastructure support, hosted collaboration and communication solutions.

They help organisations achieve more by delivering best guidance, best technology and best support.

Clients include Porsche, YMCA and Age UK and many schools such as Eton College, Harrow School and Winchester College to bring together design, processes and technology, in order to achieve organisational goals and deliver a standout customer experience.

A Microsoft Gold Partner, InTEC specialise in Modern Workplace and everything that entails, namely Windows 10, Microsoft 365, Azure Virtual Desktop and Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Founded in 1977, Sweethaven began life as a newsagent, progressing to a chain of three computer departments, before transitioning to a fully dedicated managed service provision for schools and businesses.

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Today, with over four decades of experience, Sweethaven deliver secure and sustainable managed IT solutions for the UK education sector and for businesses across the South of England.

Melissa Rambridge, CEO of Sweethaven, said: “We are delighted to be joining the InTEC Group and are so excited by the opportunity this presents for a further enhanced service and suite of offerings for our customers.

“There is a strong cultural alignment between Sweethaven and InTEC, with dedication, passion and care sitting at the core of all that we do.

“My team and I look forward to harnessing this together to truly offer the very best managed service for our schools and businesses, delivered with the personal touch for which we are renowned.”

This latest acquisition extends InTEC’s geographical reach meaning they now have nine offices in Manchester, Altrincham, Newcastle, Cumbria, Guildford, Sussex, Dublin, Cambridge and Reigate.

Simon Howitt (pictured), CEO at the InTEC Group said: We are thrilled to welcome Sweethaven and Mel’s fantastic team into the InTEC Group.

“We are really looking forward to working with them to bring added value to their client base whilst further enhancing the InTEC portfolio through their additional state school and academies experience.

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“We have been very impressed with the senior management team and I am looking forward to us coming together and delivering an ambitious plan.”