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CCS acquires UK Candy distributor

Construction Computer Software (Pty) Ltd. (CCS) has acquired Construction Computer Software Limited (CCS UK), a UK-based distribution partner for CCS, to strengthen the company’s presence in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The distribution company, CCS UK, was owned and managed by Peter Swinnerton and Dave Corfield.

CCS UK – which has distributed the CCS estimating and project control solution, Candy, for the past fifteen years – will become a 100 percent owned CCS subsidiary under the terms of the transaction. Peter Swinnerton is retiring, while Dave Corfield will remain a key member of the regional leadership team. Pat Cooper has joined the UK team as Regional General Manager.

CCS has opened a regional office in Hillswood Business Park in Chertsey to serve as its UK and Ireland sales and support hub.

Says Andrew Skudder, CEO of CCS: “Peter and Dave have provided excellent support to our clients over the years, and we thank them for their service. We wish Peter all the best for his retirement and we’re looking forward to working with Dave as a key member of our team.”

“Although it will remain business as usual, we plan to build on the foundation created by strengthening our team in the UK with new hires in the months to come. This transition will not affect the service or licence agreements nor remittance processes we have in place with our valued existing clients. The acquisition gives us the opportunity to grow our business and enhance our offering to the UK and Ireland construction markets.”

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