Telecom group growing further

Chief: Matt Newing
Chief: Matt Newing
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Growing Lancashire communications provider has acquired London-based Modern Communications for an undisclosed sum.

The move completes the company’s ninth acquisition since 2008.

The takeover is the first of 2014 and will add approximately 300 customers, over £3m of revenue and nine new staff members to the Chorley-based Elite Telecom Group.

Matt Newing, founder and CEO of says; “Modern Communications was a very targeted acquisition for us as we continueto expand our presence in London.

“It is the third acquisition we have made in the capital in total and we see this as a key platform for future national and international growth.”

London-based Modern Communications was founded in 1998 and provides business telephony, fixed line services, connectivity, hosted IP and business continuity.

Matt said: “With Modern Communications comes great new supplier and partner contracts, including longstanding relationships with global leaders in hybrid cloud solutions.

“This greatly enhances Elite’s portfolio of virtual and next gen products, furthering our footprint within the UC sector and ensuring we continue to operate above the market.

“This acquisition more than allows us to continue our promise of adding value to the customer and giving them the solutions that they want and need now.”

Adrian Barnard, founder and managing director of Modern Communications, adds: “Elite shares the same vision and foundations on which Modern Communications was built and I am delighted for us to become part of the Elite business. “