Driving growth: Focus Group venture into Cornwall with the acquisition of Datasharp

Focus Group acquires Datasharp

Focus Group are delighted to confirm the acquisition of Datasharp, a prominent telecoms and IT specialist headquartered in Truro, Cornwall. This latest move reinforces Focus Group’s commitment to UK-wide growth and continued innovation in the business technology sector.

Datasharp’s customer-centric approach, impressively loyal base and talented team, together with a reputation built on trust and reliability, were just a handful of the deciding factors in bringing the two businesses together.

Established in 1984, Datasharp is the oldest business ever acquired by Focus Group and its heritage underscores the depth of its relationships with customers and the community. Its base in Cornwall further cements the group’s presence in the Southwest. Sitting alongside regional teams based in Exeter and Bristol, the business will be in a strong position to take care of existing customers and tap into new markets.

This growth provides Focus Group with the opportunity to introduce the full suite of Focus Group services, including mobile and cyber security, to Datasharp’s customers.

Above all, Datasharp’s strong people-first culture, clear commitment to service, and its team of award-winning tech experts meant that when the opportunity arose to join forces, the decision was an easy one.

Brian Lodge, Regional Director at Focus Group said: "We are thrilled to welcome Datasharp into the Focus Group family. Their longstanding presence in the industry and loyal customer base makes them an invaluable addition to our group. This acquisition presents exciting opportunities for us to leverage our combined expertise, expand our service offerings, and drive continued success – particularly in the Southwest. Most importantly, the Datasharp people, capabilities and culture are an exceptional fit with our team."

Jane Cockcroft, Managing Director at Datasharp commented, “It's rare to find a company like Focus Group that can match our dedication to customers and their business technology. This partnership brings together Datasharp’s deep expertise and incredible team with Focus Group’s resources, size, brand and energy. We can’t wait to embark on this journey with Focus Group and continue our shared mission of providing innovation and empowering our customers.”

About Datasharp

Datasharp, founded in 1984, has grown to become an industry-leading provider of business technology solutions. Its comprehensive set of solutions includes voice, connectivity, IT & Wi-Fi, copy-print-scan systems and infrastructure.

The company believes technology should be available everywhere for everyone. Its mission is to use the people, resources and products available to provide tailored solutions to empower every one of its customers, allowing them to achieve their goals and grow their business.

Published 8th March 2024