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Two firms combine into £2m turnover firm

Acquisition creates major IT player in north of Scotland

Swanson and HamiltonOne of the largest independent IT firms in the north of Scotland has been created after Dynamic Edge acquired  Alchemy Plus Business Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

Dynamic Edge, based in Aberdeen, now plans to tender for a series of projects across the region as it integrates the Inverness firm into the business.

Dynamic Edge managing director Stuart Winterburn, who will be based in Inverness over the coming months, said: “The purchase of Alchemy is an ideal fit for us as we look to broaden our reach across the north.

“We have ambitious plans and wouldn’t rule out additional acquisitions in future as we look to capitalise on our reputation for service and delivery.

“This is an exciting time for both companies. The respective teams are looking forward to working together and the combined level of knowledge puts us in a strong position to grow the business.”

Chief executive Rob Hamilton (pictured right) said: “We’re delighted with the deal. There are a burgeoning number of technologies out there that can help businesses and we see huge potential in Inverness and the surrounding area.”

Peter Swanson, executive chairman of Alchemy Plus Business Solutions (pictured left), will now concentrate on his other business interests. He said: “The deal was completed relatively quickly and is great news for both businesses. Dynamic Edge is a strong, innovative business that wants to build on our success locally.

“It has the same focus upon quality customer service and front-line expertise and is perfectly equipped to take the company to the next level. I wish Dynamic Edge all the best in developing a very successful business across the north of Scotland.”

Alchemy will continue to operate under its own name from its offices on Seafield Road. It delivers IT services to companies across a range of sectors including oil and gas, construction, leisure and hospitality, retail and professional services, such as accountancy practices and legal firms.

Dynamic Edge, established in 2009, offers a comprehensive range of IT and communications services to businesses and organisations. This includes managed IT services, hosted voice solutions, proactive support, security and disaster recovery.

The combined companies have a turnover of £2 million and a staff of 26. Two people are being sought to bring the Inverness team up to 10.

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