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Marathon acquires security player William Jarrod

Marathon acquires security player William Jarrod

Marathon has acquired fellow managed service provider William Jarrod Partnership, based in Horsham, UK.

Established in 2011, William Jarrod provides cyber security services and delivers solutions for businesses across the UK and internationally.

As part of the sale, William Jarrod's staff will join Marathon.

The acquisition comes after Marathon has enjoyed a period of rapid growth, it says, helped by securing Microsoft Gold Partner and Co Sell accreditation, achieving ISO 27001 company-wide and relocating to a new flagship office in Chessington, Surrey. The new location is equipped with a 24/7 security operations centre (SOC).

“We have been experiencing sustained organic growth over the last 12 months, and making targeted acquisitions such as this is part of our strategy to augment our business,” said Iain Maclean, Marathon CEO. “The team at William Jarrod Partnership is a great fit to become part of our organisation, and we welcome them on board.”

Paul Daniels, a partner at William Jarrod, added: “In Marathon, we have found an organisation that mirrors our own values and we believe this move will benefit both our staff and customers. Marathon is a large enough business to offer enhanced services and opportunities, yet still of a size to retain the personal touch that our customers enjoy today.”

The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed.