ASK4, the Sheffield-based internet carrier provider, has finished the purchase of IT controlled offerings and assist commercial enterprise, Birchenallhowden (BHL).

Established in 2006, BHL affords services including application web hosting, private cloud, hosted telephony, laptop support and backup to SMEs, corporates and public region customers, with a specific focus on call centre operators and multi-website healthcare providers.

The corporation, which is also based in Sheffield and employs 29 workforce, turned into received for an undisclosed sum.


ASK4 will merge BHL with its ASK4 Business and ASK4 Datacentres subsidiaries, which give managed communications offerings to multi-tenanted business centres and operates a Tier-three facts centre, to create ASK4 Integrated Services.

ASK4 Integrated Services will provide quit-to-quit managed IT services to existing business customers and to ASK4’s base of clients inside the Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) quarter.

Neill Birchenall and Philip Howden will run the mixed new subsidiary with guide from the ASK4 Group.

Jonathan Burrows, CEO of ASK4, stated: “We are extremely joyful to welcome the BHL group to the ASK4 Group. We have recognised the principals, Neill and Philip, for decades and feature labored with BHL to guide common customers, both through our information centre facility and in the PBSA sphere.

“We have constantly been extremely impressed with their client-first way of life, which strongly aligns with our approach, and we look ahead to running with the group to offer an enriched suite of services to new and current clients.”

Philip Howden, operations director at BHL, delivered: “BHL and ASK4 have worked together for nearly a decade. That not unusual understanding of each other’s commercial enterprise, close running courting of our groups, and the identical cultural and business enterprise values, ensure the firms can be able to align quickly and start to provide a near-whole set of IT services.”

Neil Birchenall, BHL dealing with director, additionally said: “To enable BHL to supply greater superior incorporated answers to our customers we wished new connectivity and facts centre talents. The opportunity to turn out to be a part of the ASK4 organization turned into an obvious and mutually beneficial next step to gain this.

“The new combined employer may be uniquely placed to offer a truely incorporated method to both new and current clients each in the UK and across Europe. We can’t wait to get began.”

ASK4 changed into advised by PwC on financial and tax topics and Stephenson Harwood and Keebles on legal subjects. The shareholders of BHL have been suggested by means of KPMG and Ironmonger Curtis.

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