Manchester’s Linten Technologies continues growth with new acquisition

March 11, 2022

One of Manchester’s fastest-growing IT companies has acquired a new business and welcomed a head of commercial and operations to drive further growth in 2022.

Linten Technologies, which has sites in the Northern Quarter and Cannock in the Midlands, bought Newcastle-under-Lyme-based Prompt PC in a deal to enhance its position as a UK managed IT service providers. The agreement will see all of Prompt PC’s current five-strong workforce retained, adding to Linten’s growing people power.

As many businesses continue to evolve the way they work to a hybrid, even remote working model, the team at Linten has organically grown rapidly supporting and delivering IT business solutions, VOIP phones systems, cybersecurity and cloud-based CCTV.

Linten, which has enjoyed an average of 26% year-on-year turnover growth over the last five years, provides IT services to hundreds in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, retail and finance.

Prompt PC, meanwhile, has established itself as an IT security and Microsoft 365 specialist to businesses across Staffordshire, adding knowledge in the manufacturing, construction and retails industries.

Linten CEO and founder Steven Allan said the move was part of the company’s wider growth strategy. “I am naturally delighted to welcome everyone at Prompt PC to the Linten family,” he said. “Both companies share an enviable reputation for client satisfaction and delivering best-in-class technical solutions. We have been helping businesses use technology to their advantage for the last 23 years.

“As we grow, our valued clients can expect the same personalised service that they have always enjoyed whilst drawing on an even wider breadth of knowledge and experience. Although this is the first step in a wider growth strategy for Linten, we will always retain our customer-first approach and value for every business we work with.”

As part of the company’s expansion, Linten also welcomes new Head of Commercial and Operations Danny Ballantyne to its team.

The former senior project manager at the NHS will manage the daily operational functions of the business to ensure sustained commercial success. Ballantyne said he was relishing the new challenge. “I am really looking forward to driving yet more growth whilst elevating our reputation as the go-to IT service provider over the coming years.”

Allan added: “Danny brings a wealth of experience across the public and private sector. We have no doubt he will be a key part of growing and driving quality in both businesses.

“His work helping businesses evolve and grow includes major projects with organisations including Stockport CCG, transitioning them to the integrated care system model that will be adopted across Greater Manchester in 2022.

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