Chess acquires Sophos's top UK education partner

Chess has upped its cyber-security credentials with the acquisition of Sophos's top UK education partner Foursys. The Bury St Edmunds-based company adds £11m annual turnover bringing Chess' run rate to over £120m. Chess founder and CEO David Pollock stated: "Cyber security is of upmost importance for any modern business and this acquisition enhances our security offering to our customers.

"With Foursys we have the talent and technology to deliver integrated solutions across enterprise, mobile and cloud environments."

Foursys MD James Milleradded: "Being part of a much larger business brings new supplier choice, opportunities, expertise and skills in a range of ICT disciplines to our customers and partners."

Johnathan Bartholomew, Channel Sales Director at Sophos, said: "Chess will provide Foursys with the platform to deliver the Sophos security solutions to even more organisations in the UK."

Richard Btesh, Director of Chess, added: "We continue to diversify our product range by making strategic acquisitions of quality businesses."