Issue 3 2021

CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 3 2021 5 , Michael Whitfield joins Tedaisy as Group Chairman and will act in a non- executive advisory capacity. Whitfield has a wealth of strategic management and consultancy experience in the financial services sector, spanning more than 40 years. As a shareholder, Whitfield also has an invested interest and is keen to drive value in the business and ensure that investors will receive a healthy return. “Tedaisy is a very interesting, vibrant and innovative business. It has already achieved a great deal in quite a short period of time, but its potential for further development and growth is huge. I’m really looking forward to helping Paul and the team take the business forward so that it can fulfil its ultimate potential” comments Whitfield. Vicki Moses, a commercially focused growth marketer with over 15 years’ experience has been appointed as Group Director of Marketing, Digital and Brand. Having spent the majority of her career working on insurance brands, Moses is well known to the Group’s executive Directors, and up until the second UK lockdown was assisting Alpha Underwriting to strengthen their position in the travel insurance space. In her new role, Moses takes responsibility for all aspects of the Group’s marketing and communication strategy. She will report directly to majority shareholder and Group CEO, Paul Byrne, who she worked closely with in 2014- 2017 at CYTI Ltd, to successfully grow the travel insurance comparison platform MedicalTravelCompared The Group will continue to focus on their core specialisms of pet and travel insurance and are committed to creating a business that controls £100m of premium in the next five years. The new appointments are the first steps to achieving this goal. Byrne commented: “We are delighted to confirm these new appointments. Both bring a great deal of relevant experience and have the expertise to help us grow the business to the level we believe we can get to” Air IT has recently announced its fifth and sixth acquisitions in a series of M&A deals led by CEO John Whitty. It has acquired Kent-based InfoTech Solutions (UK) Limited and Cheshire-based Concise Technologies Limit- ed, effective 2nd March 2021, for undisclosed considerations. Backed by August Equity, this marks the third time the IT Managed Service Provider has acquired two businesses simultaneously, the first pair in October and the second in December. As a result of these acquisitions, Air IT has now established itself firmly in the North West, whilst also boosting its existing presence in the South East. The addition of InfoTech and Concise Technolo- gies is part of Air IT’s ambitious stated plans to expand across the UK and will see the group’s headcount increase by 50 with an additional 250 customers. These highly regarded companies share the same client-centric approach that is valued throughout the Air IT group, and each has seen impressive organic year-on-year growth. “Both InfoTech and Concise Technologies have outstanding reputations, and we are thrilled to have them on board. We know they will be a great fit for the Air IT group, considering their remarkable track record when it comes to customer service and satisfaction”, says John Whitty, CEO of Air IT. “We want to be regarded as the de facto MSP of choice for SMEs across the UK and these acquisitions allow us to expand our footprint and gain skilful, like-minded team members. Entering the North West has always been one of our strategic goals, along with future growth in the North East, and we now have the capability to deliver a national offering, serviced locally, which is so important to SMEs.” “Becoming part of the Air IT group will allow us to offer even more strategic and business-enhanc- ing services to our clients”, says David Southern, Managing Director of Concise Technologies. “We’re excited to join forces with a group of for- ward-thinking MSPs who recognise the value of digital transformation and world leading service. Technology has proven critical in continuing business operations over the past year and we look forward to helping our clients further realise their goals through the innovative new services and support that we will now be able to provide.” “We are delighted to be joining up with Air IT. Like InfoTech, Air IT are committed to helping businesses use technology to their advantage. Being part of this select group will allow us to expand our service offering whilst we bring to the table our expertise in the financial, construction and manufacturing sectors”, says Jason Foord, Managing Director of InfoTech. “After a period of steady growth, we are excited to take this next step in our journey whilst retaining the same culture and top-quality standard of service our clients are used to.” Sailing Ahead Tedaisy Insurance Group, made up of Intrinisa Brokers Ltd, Intrinsia Claims Ltd and Alpha Underwriting Ltd, have recently announced two new appointments into their senior management team to support their growth plans.