A SUPPLIER of business communications services based in Lewes has been sold to a Belfast company.

Connect Telecom has acquired the Think Group for an undisclosed sum.

Established in 2004, Think Group employs 18 staff who will all transfer to Connect Telecom.

Its MD Damon Newbold said: “Connect Telecom has shaken the UK telecoms market over the last year.

“I share their vision for the future, not only as a partner but in the complete business technology offering we can now provide our customers.

“This is extremely important as we aim to support the development and growth of local businesses by providing intelligent and unified communications solutions.

“The business will continue to operate as usual and communication with existing account managers will remain for our customers who will be advised of the greater choice of Vodafone products and services now available to them.

“This is a tremendously positive step and we are very excited about the opportunities that working together will present.”

Connect Telecom is now ranked as one of the fastest growing business communications companies in the UK,.

It delivers fixed line, mobile, broadband and cloud services for businesses and was named 2017 Vodafone One Net Business Partner of the Year for the second time.

Scott Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Telecom Holdings, said: “We have a continuing and ambitious growth strategy and I expect our revenues and customer base to continue in an upward trajectory throughout this year.

“Think Group was an obvious acquisition target.”