O'Hara buys Glasgow firm

Tech tycoon kicks off acquisition spree

Screenshot 2015-06-01 08.18.38Technology entrepreneur, Tom O’Hara – who built TSG Scotland – is returning to the sector after acquiring Glasgow-based Talon Business Solutions, a subsidiary of Kick ICT Group.

Kick will become a vehicle for further acquisitions and provide a wide range of Microsoft-based infrastructure and solutions, consultancy and software.

Bespoke software will also be developed in-house with the business designing and creating software for different industry sectors such as food and drink, retailing, manufacturing, logistics and branch cash return management.

The business  has 15 staff, but O’Hara is intending to recruit quickly as the business grows with staffing expected to double by the end of the summer. Talon was founded 25 years ago by David Chazan.

Mr O’Hara said: “David and I can see considerable demand for a new independent full service IT group providing the core range of IT products and services but also capable of developing bespoke solutions for individual companies.  The market has changed dramatically in the last five years with clients wanting consultancy and bespoke software and less commodity products ‘out of a box’.

He added: “We are very busy developing and winning new contracts in a wide range of industry sectors and will therefore need staff across a variety of disciplines including sales, consultancy and support.”

Kick ICT Group and Talon Business Services are based in Finnieston Business Park, Glasgow.

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