Focus Group dial-up mobile growth with acquisition of Cellular Solutions

Cellular Solutions logo over beach huts

Focus Group have today confirmed Cellular Solutions, a long-established specialist in the delivery of mobile services and communications solutions to businesses across the South East, from its offices in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove.

The decision to invest in Cellular Solutions was strongly influenced by a long-standing affinity which exists between the founders of the two companies; one which predates the inception of Focus Group. Since meeting in Brighton over twenty years ago, the relationship has evolved courtesy of shared ambitions, business opportunities and best practices, and it will undoubtedly facilitate a seamless integration.

With a clear focus on growth, one of the key attributes of this acquisition is Cellular Solutions' outstanding relationships with O2 and Vodafone, together with its exceptional customer retention rate. The acquisition will further enhance Focus Group's partnerships with the UK's most prominent networks and solidify its market position as a leading provider of business mobile solutions.

Ralph Gilbert, Co-Founder & Director at Focus Group stated: “We’ve been knocking on Cellular’s door for years, clear in the knowledge it was a strong business and one with which we wanted to join forces. In a bid to win them over, I even let them triumph in the odd lockdown Zoom quiz. Well that’s my side of the story! In all seriousness, beyond their distinct dedication to business communications and enviable reputation in the South East, they’re arguably one of the best teams out there and our long-standing friendship will provide the perfect foundation for an exciting future together.”

Damian Mottram, Founder and CEO at Cellular Solutions added: “Whilst it was never going to be an easy decision to sell such an incredible, high-quality mobile and fixed telecoms business that we and so many wonderful past and present people have poured energies into since 1999, the time is right and it has been the correct decision to head into the future with Focus Group. We have a deep-rooted respect for the Focus team; there has been a commonality of engagement and enjoyment in working within our marketplace combined with all-around long-standing positive relationships. We have absolutely no doubt they will take very good care of our people and our customers.”

Published 3rd May 2024