Monday, April 15, 2024

Nottingham-based Retail Assist joins Derby tech firm Barron McCann group of companies

Nottingham-based Retail Assist – a provider of managed services and IT solutions that works with the likes of Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Vue International – has been acquired by local businessman Alan Watson, executive chairman and owner of independent technology service provider Barron McCann.

Established in 1977, Barron McCann provide IT installation and maintenance services, solution design and hardware procurement within the retail, hospitality, leisure, and retail banking sectors. Headquartered in Derby with over 300 employees, Barron McCann serves many leading brands throughout the UK and Europe, supporting over 21,000 sites.

This acquisition is the next step in a successful and collaborative partnership between Retail Assist and Barron McCann, spanning over 15 years.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Barron McCann and embark on this exciting new chapter,” said Kevin Greathead, Managing Director of Retail Assist. “Through our strategic partnership, we will deliver increased value and enhanced capabilities for our customers. Our shared vision for growth and customer-centric focus sets the stage for continued success.”

Scott Watson, Managing Director of Barron McCann, said: “We are excited for Retail Assist to join the Barron McCann family. We have spent the past 15 years collaborating on numerous projects and we have built a strong partnership through our shared commitment to providing the very best service to our customers.

“This acquisition formalises our partnership, bringing award-winning managed services and leading ERP software solutions to our group’s ever-growing service portfolio.”

Alan Watson, executive chairman and owner, said: “I am delighted to welcome Retail Assist to the Barron McCann group of companies. This is the latest step in our group expansion strategy, ensuring we provide a wider and more diverse portfolio of leading services.

“Our combined offering will present a new value proposition to our existing customers whilst spearheading our expansion into new sectors.”

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