Wessex Fire & Security has announced that it has acquired Wilton Alarm Services. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, brings together two companies based near to each other and with a similar ethos and outlook. The acquisition means that the number of contracts overseen by Wessex Fire & Security now exceeds 10,000.
Peter Edge, the managing director of Wilton Alarm Services, will be working two days a week to ensure a smooth hand-over. Jess Lutwyche, managing director of Wessex Fire & Security, which is based in Shaftesbury, north Dorset, said the acquisition has brought the total number of staff to almost 100.
Wessex Fire & Security is part of the family-owned Wessex Group of companies and it works mainly within a 70-mile radius of its headquarters.
Jess said: “Before this acquisition we had to make sure that the culture of the two businesses was compatible. Wilton Alarm Services has developed a great reputation since it was founded by Peter 25 years ago and it shares our values and high levels of service. It is also near to us, making it even more of a suitable fit for our business. Over time the Wilton Alarm Services’ branding on its bell boxes will be replaced with the distinctive ‘Wessex owl’.”