Pennine Telecom Acquires PAS Partnership

Pennine Telecom, the Bury-based telecoms, data and radio communications company, has acquired Burnley telephone systems specialist PAS Partnership for an undisclosed sum.

The deal sees PAS Partnership’s founder and managing director Stephen Dodgson joining Pennine where his responsibilities will include the integration and management of his company’s former corporate client base. This comprises over 50 companies concentrated along the M65 corridor, providing a good geographic overlap with Pennine which, whilst operating nationally has particular strength in its native North West.

Pennine Telecom’s finance director, Nigel Beaumont, declared the acquisition an excellent strategic fit, saying: “PAS Partnership shares our service values and enjoys an exceptional reputation, with a client base to match. Through this acquisition we can add greater value to PAS customers by offering them access to a wider range of specialist products and services, such as low cost lines and calls, wi-fi networks, two-way radios, mobile fleets and leased line packages for multi-site communications. We can also offer much greater access to technical resources.”

Steve Dodgson agreed saying: “I’m immensely proud of what PAS Partnership achieved but it had become increasingly clear that my customers could benefit from the resources and support that a larger, like-minded business can provide. Telecommunications is very fast-paced and complex industry and Pennine has a great depth and breadth of resource and expertise to offer PAS clients.”