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Landscape Networks has been acquired by Communicate Technology PLC adding to its strong IT security capabilities and rapid growth business model. 

On 16th May 2017, Communicate Technology PLC, one of the FT1000 fastest growing businesses in Europe acquired Landscape Networks Ltd, an Information Security, Secure LAN/WAN Infrastructure, Data Protection product and services provider, to enhance its core Telecoms and IT Services portfolio. The acquisition adds the best IT security solutions to Communicate's unique mix of on campus technology services to small to medium size businesses on high quality business parks and buildings across the UK.

Communicate PLC have achieved rapid growth over the past 12-18 months to gain a well-deserved 228th place in the FT1000 fastest growing European company ranking, putting them number 42 in the UK and number 2 in the North East as of April 2017. The acquisition of Landscape Networks adds a further £2m revenue to the companies already rapid progress.

With a strong acquisition strategy Communicate PLC are in a good position to accelerate growth over the next few years. Last year Communicate acquired Touchdown Offices Limited, in a move to add a strong SIP telephony and mobile telecoms capability to the mix. This acquisition combined with the latest Landscape purchase increases the breadth of their service offer and international geographic spread, across the globe.

Tony Snaith, CEO, Communicate PLC says “we are now perfectly poised to enter a period of accelerated growth, with a completely unique IT service proposition tailored perfectly for the on campus businesses whatever their size or stature. Our proven model is being rolled out to a further 20 locations in the next few months with a further 300 to follow over the next 12-18 months. Acquiring Landscape has added a really strong security solution to our proposition and fully rounds off our product offering.”

“Being part of the Communicate PLC Group is a major step forward for Landscape, we know we have a unique proposition for on campus security but now we have the ability to scale the rollout of that proposition through the Communicate PLC sites. This is a real case of synergy and added value.” Adds Paul Dick, CEO, Landscape.

For the foreseeable future Landscape will continue to trade under its existing brand as a company within the Communicate PLC Group. The combined solutions will be offered across all Communicate business parks and new parks as they come on stream. Communicate has further acquisitions in their sight and plans to rollout beyond the UK shores.

About Communicate PLC – www.communicateplc.com

Communicate Technology PLC provides, installs and maintains IT, Telecoms Services and cloud based services to Business Parks across the UK. At each Business Park we adopt or install the Physical Network Infrastructure such as Network Switches, Telephone System, Servers (Dedicated or Virtual), Fibre & Cat5/6 Cabling, Video Conferencing, Wireless Network, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud backup, Hosted Applications and provide tenants with fully managed services over this infrastructure. The service is fully scalable from a few users to many thousands and is available the day a new client moves in. Communicate Technology PLC started business in 2012 with the opening of the prestigious Wynyard Business Park and has grown rapidly adopting new sites in Bedfordshire and Kent. In the coming 6 months a further 26 new sites will be added to the portfolio transforming the organisation and the client base.