Education Technology Specialists Complete Merger

Education Technology Specialists Complete Merger

Taunton based education technology specialists, IDN have recently completed a merger with Stockport based Computeam.

The merger will create a leading national ed-tech company with a team headcount of 85 with the ability to invest in innovative new technology, while maintaining the high quality, personal service that both companies are known for in their respective regions.

Computeam aims to improve education outcomes using technology and works with over 200 school clients spread across the Midlands, North-West and North-east of England. Founded in 1998, the company offers a range of services from managed networks and IT support, to training and consultancy.

IDN has a similar heritage, supporting schools across the South and West of England and South Wales from its base near Taunton. IDN was founded in 2000 and now works with over 180 clients, offering a wide range of ICT and audio-visual solutions.

Education Technology Specialists Complete Merger
Pictured Owen Napier & Cris Cadby

The management teams of both Companies will combine, with Owen Napier of Computeam taking the role of Group Managing Director and Cris Cadby of IDN taking the role of Chairman.

Cris Cadby commented “Combining our companies made sense from the very first meeting. We both share a passion for the education sector and will have a fantastic range of new services to offer our combined client base. I am particularly excited around the future expansion and employment opportunities this offers us in our respective regions”

Owen Napier commented “We are thrilled to be joining forces with IDN, a company with similar values and a great pedigree of service delivery in schools. This deal will allow us to invest in our offer like never before and make a difference to teaching and learning in hundreds of schools across the country”

The combined business will set to work on the launch of a range of new cloud-based services to the education sector.

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