03 Jan Wicresoft Acquires Brighter Connections
Bellevue, Washington, USA, January 3, 2020—Wicresoft (headquartered in Bellevue, Washington), a global business-productivity consulting and services company, announced the acquisition of Brighter Connections Ltd (West Yorkshire, England), and Brighter Connections Managed Services Ltd (Flintshire, Wales).
Award-winning IT infrastructure solutions specialist Brighter Connections Ltd, and leading cloud services and IT support provider Brighter Connections Managed Services Ltd, expand Wicresoft’s growing global footprint and portfolio of end-to-end business productivity solutions and services.
Brighter’s forward-thinking philosophy and innovative breadth of IT services are a natural complement to Wicresoft’s current portfolio of solutions. This acquisition into the UK, along with the existing investment in Managed Delivery, Azure Cloud Services, and Microsoft Solutions positions Wicresoft as a leader in comprehensive, end-to-end business productivity while providing Brighter’s customers with a larger global footprint and expanded resources.
While this marks Wicresoft’s first UK acquisition Brighter Connections is Wicresoft’s second strategic international acquisition in 2019, following that of a Canadian-based PPM solutions provider in April.
“2019 was an incredible year for Wicresoft and our expansion and diversification ambitions to acquire and add to our family of solutions and services, while ongoing, has achieved a significant milestone by the acquisition of Brighter Connections in the United Kingdom.
Managing Director Darren Stringer has built and dedicated his professional life to creating a special company focused on clients and employees with the highest level of integrity. Mr. Stringer and his team are now part of our growing family and, most importantly, they emphasize our ability as a company to provide local and global services with a customer-first imperative. We are absolutely delighted to welcome the entire Brighter Connections team and UK customers.”
—Joe Zarrehparvar, CEO of Wicresoft International
“On behalf of both teams within the two Brighter Connections companies, we are delighted to join the Wicresoft family. The work these teams have invested alongside me has been fantastic and this acquisition provides our entire staff with an exciting opportunity for growth as we enter this amazing new chapter of our professional lives together.
We enjoy a shared vision with Wicresoft in addition to a shared culture of service, care and great client outcomes. The world is changing at an incredible pace and the demand for high quality advisory services, automation, solutions to business problems and organisational transformation is growing exponentially. The clients we have in the UK today will soon have greater choice, greater capacity and greater international capability to support their own visions and ambitions and this can only be good news.
The opportunity to lead the team in the UK, as a Wicresoft company supporting existing and new clients, is an honour and one I will give one hundred percent of my professional experience to making a success.”
—Darren Stringer, Managing Director of Brighter Connections Ltd and Brighter Connections Managed Services Ltd
Wicresoft offers consulting services, managed delivery, IT staffing, cloud services, and a robust portfolio of PPM solutions and services throughout North America and around the globe with offices in Canada, China, Japan, Europe, and Australia. With more than 7,000 employees Wicresoft serves many of the largest Fortune 500 companies. The company formed in 2002 as a joint venture with Microsoft. Today, Wicresoft North America offices are in Seattle, WA (HQ), San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, and Toronto with sales, recruiting, operational and delivery staff located throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Brighter’s team has been helping organizations to transform and optimize their IT environments for more than 16 years. Today, Brighter’s IT solutions and services help clients contribute to the innovation of business, reduce costs, and boost productivity through infrastructure solutions, complete IT support, cloud services, data analytics, and more.