Smith Cooper bolsters London/South expansion with strategic acquisition

Graham Bayly and Chris Smith

Smith Cooper System Partners, based in Derby, has acquired Reading-based Uniq Systems as part of a move to support growth in the London/South region.

Uniq Systems provides Sage 200 support.

Chris Smith, Managing Direcor of Smith Cooper System Partners, says: “We have all been delighted by our rapid expansion in the London/South region and the acquisition of Uniq is a fantastic addition to our operation in that territory.

“From the first moment we met the Uniq team, we recognised a synergy in the way we all believe a Sage Business Partner should work and how Sage 200 customers should be treated.

“As is normal in such situations, I am sure there were different options available to Graham and Dawn, so I am naturally thrilled that they chose Smith Cooper System Partners as the company best placed to work with them to move their business forwards into a new era, whilst safeguarding the quality of service their clients currently enjoy.”

Graham Bayly, Managing Director and owner of Uniq Systems, said: “We are immensely proud of our history as a quality Sage 200 support partner and have worked very hard over many years to achieve the reputation we enjoy today.

“Both Dawn [Financial Director and co-owner] and I value the service we provide to our clients above all else and are very confident that Smith Cooper will not only retain our levels of service but actually improve it with new product and service offerings and their expanded team.

We believe this is a fantastic development for our customers, suppliers and staff and look forward to a prosperous new year as part of Smith Cooper System Partners.”

Whilst Uniq will continue to trade under its own name in the short term, branding will immediately align with Smith Cooper System Partners.

Flint Bishop advised Smith Cooper System Partners on the deal.