Digital & IT

Published: November 5, 2021 | Updated: November 6, 2021

Sky’s the limit as trio of businesses join forces to launch UK-wide cloud technology provider

By Andrew Diprose, editor

A new UK-wide technology provider has officially launched after three businesses – including two based in Dorset – came together.

ITSB and Quad Vision have joined forces with Data Integration, a division of B2B technology provider DXC Technology.

They’ll now operate under one brand – Vizst Technology – and provide an enhanced portfolio of services to businesses across the UK.

The announcement comes a year after Dorset Biz News reported the merger of ITSB, which started in Founder Lee Dredge’s lounge in 2010 and grew to 20 staff with 170 customers, and Quad Vision, a leading edge audio visual specialist.

Both retained their separate brands with Quad Vision sitting as the audio and visual arm of ITSB.

Vizst Technology is headquartered in Poole with additional offices in London and Newbury.

It offers a range of complementary services including network infrastructure design and creation, IT security solutions and comprehensive IT technology.

The company serves 450-plus customers, primarily across public, enterprise, charity, and education sectors, and employs 45 people.

Richard Betts is CEO with Lee Dredge, pictured right, moving across from his role as Managing Director and Founder at ITSB to Chief Operating Officer at Vizst Technology.

Other executive members of the management team are:

  • Onkar Mahil, Chief Financial Officer
  • Sanjay Saini, Chief Technical Officer
  • Dan Warren, Operations Director

Richard Betts, pictured left, has more than 30 years’ experience working in the technology industry and has built a strong reputation within the B2B software and technology sector for transforming businesses into profitable enterprises.

He said: “Vizst Technology is built on a strong foundation as it brings together a wealth of different skillsets, multi-sector experience and a successful track record in delivering exceptional customer service.

“I’m excited to drive our new company forward as we deliver a customer-first approach and build trust through strategic partnerships.

“ITSB has built a highly respected and trusted reputation over the past 11 years through following the same approach, which puts us in a strong position to propel Vizst Technology into a successful future.”

ITSB, Quad Vision and now Data Integration are part of the Techneds Investment LLP family.

Simon Mewett, Founder and Managing Partner of Techneds, is a Non-Executive Director of Vizst Technology while Iain McKenzie, Founding Partner of Techneds, is Non-Executive Chairman.