GCI brings potential jobs to Derby

Bondholder IT services company GCI has acquired Manchester-based Outsourcery last month after it went into administration.

Acquiring the business - which was co-founded by Dragons' Den star Piers Linney - saved about 100 jobs of which some could be hired into Derby offices.

What we’ve done is put the best of Outsourcery with the best of GCI.
— Phil Hambley, Chief Marketing Officer of GCI

GCI's Chief Marketing Officer, Phil Hambley, said: "We're going through the detail of ensuring the integration of the organisation is on a solid commercial footing."

He added that the acquisition wasn't a gamble for the company: "What we've done is put the best of Outsourcery with the best of GCI."

Chief Executive Adrian Thirkill said: Outsourcery has some great underlying characteristics. It has some very talented people, a strong Skype for Business capability, an impressive customer base, some well-engineered platforms and lots of potential."

Wayne Martin, GCI's founder and chairman, called the purchase 'another well-considered step in GCI's journey'. He added: "Our raison d'être has always been about building an integrated, disciplined and tech-savvy organisation."