Belfast Telegraph

IT firm continues to grow with software provider buy-out

By Clare Weir

A software company with a base in east Belfast has made yet another acquisition as part of a massive expansion project.

Pinnacle Computing Ltd, which has an office on the Upper Newtownards Road, has bought over Plus One Computer Services Ltd in Aberdeen for an undisclosed sum, its fourteenth acquisition.

Pinnacle, which is a major provider of Sage and other business software, already has an office in Glasgow and provides services to more than 900 medium and large-sized businesses throughout the UK and Ireland.

The expansion brings the number of staff currently employed by Pinnacle across the UK and Ireland to 85 people, with a turnover of £9m.

In recent years Pinnacle has rapidly expanded throughout the UK and Ireland with the opening of 11 offices, including strategic acquisitions.

There are also offices in Dublin, Hull, London, Maidstone, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Warrington and Worcester.

Plus One Ltd, which will now trade under the Pinnacle brand, was established 18 years ago by Val Thomson, Jennifer Macdonald and Fiona Thomson.

James Spencer, group managing director of Pinnacle, said: "Plus One Ltd is a fully accredited provider of Sage products, with an excellent customer base.

"We believe our range of expertise and capabilities across Sage Accounting, combined with local delivery, will further enhance our ability to grow across Scotland."