A communications company that has its headquarters in the Tyne Valley has announced a new acquisition.

Digital Wholesale Solutions – part of the Daisy group of companies that has its headquarters in Prudhoe – has acquired Giacom, a cloud services provider.

Giacom’s Cloud Market platform is the UK’s largest independent cloud portal and is all about making life easier for IT businesses.

Giacom’s CEO Mike Wardell will remain in post, leading the Giacom business with the support of his existing management team.

He said: “The more time we spent with the team from DWS, the more similarities we saw in our businesses and how we approach the channel.

“From our focus on customer experience to our business values to the integration approach we each adopt for our technology platforms, it was clear that the two businesses are a great fit.”

Terry O’Brien, CEO of DWS added: “ We have so much in common in terms of focus, ways of working and values.

“I think this will be great for our combined 5,500 partners and I am really looking forward to working with Mike and his team at Giacom.”