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IT managed service providers Shadowfax, of Hatfield Broad Oak, and Clear IT, of Saffron Walden, merge to form TechWyse



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Two IT managed service providers are merging to create a stronger company that is ready to face the new challenges of the decade.

Shadowfax, based in Hatfield Broad Oak, and Saffron Walden's Clear IT will combine their knowledge and experience to form TechWyse.

The merger will have a direct impact on capacity and products as TechWyse is able to offer a wider range of services to customers. This will include a highly sophisticated package of cyber security services to combat the ever-growing threats of cybercrime.

TechWyse directors, from left, Nuno Soares, David Read, Vanessa Pedder and Adam Pedder. Picture: Matthew Power Photography (55793007)
TechWyse directors, from left, Nuno Soares, David Read, Vanessa Pedder and Adam Pedder. Picture: Matthew Power Photography (55793007)

Shadowfax was established in 1990 and employs 10 members of staff. It has a turnover of £1.2 million. Formed in 2012, Clear IT turns over £450,000 and has five employees.

TechWyse will retain all existing staff from both companies and will offer the same high level of customer service and IT support, with both offices remaining operational.

"Technology is always evolving and constantly changing how businesses operate, from remote or hybrid work to global online markets," said a spokeswoman. "Evolving and changing to adapt to a new reality is fundamental for the successes of both companies.

"Both companies share the same level of care and customer service for their clients. Their core values, company culture and business processes are also very similar. For those reasons it makes sense to join forces.

"Together, as TechWyse, we are a stronger company ready to face the new challenges of the 2020s."

Shadowfax managing director Adam Pedder will become the TechWyse MD. Joining him on the new company's board of directors will be technical director David Read, operations manager Vanessa Pedder and sales and marketing manager Nuno Soares.

The business is also preparing to launch the TechWyse Academy with the aim of continuing the two companies' long-standing practice of training apprentices. TechWyse currently employs two apprentices and is looking to recruit a third.



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