Aquisition heralds new era
We are really pleased to announce the next landmark step in our evolution with the news of our acquisition by SCC.
Visavvi is a global leader in AV, communication, and collaboration services. Renowned for our high standards, the company holds top industry accreditations and partnerships, and has won AV Integrator of the Year three times, including 2021.
The acquisition of Visavvi will build on the organic growth SCC AVS has achieved in the past three years – more than doubling in size since 2020 – by adding wider breadth in the traditional AV market and enabling a larger focus on growth areas, such as digital workplace solutions accelerated by new hybrid working models.
Andy Dyson, Visavvi Managing Director, said: “The acquisition of Visavvi, which will trade as ‘Visavvi, an SCC business’, sees SCC and Visavvi embark on a three-year plan to restore Visavvi to the top of the AV market and achieve £80m turnover. This bold progression sees our highly skilled AV professionals integrate with the SCC team to deepen its sector specialisms in the commercial and public sectors, including education, where SCC has just been appointed an inaugural Panel Member on the enFrame ICT Framework and will deliver solutions to UK multi-academy trusts for the first time.”
Graham Fry, Managing Director of SCC AVS, said: “This acquisition is a milestone moment for SCC AVS, with organic growth fuelled by customers on a transformation journey requiring digital workplace solutions that enable anytime, anywhere collaboration in real time. Visavvi enables SCC AVS to focus on accelerating its growth strategy by adding scale, capability, and a wider geographical reach in the UK to deliver outstanding AV services to customers.
“We have extensive technology expertise and proven people skills, building strong and trusted relationships with our clients across the corporate, education, healthcare, public and government sectors. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues from Visavvi and continuing this journey together.”
James Rigby, Chief Executive of SCC, said: “It was important to acquire a business that complements our own, both in terms of capability and culture. Visavvi strengthens our capability in education, with its leading specialism in large space AV suitable. Meanwhile, existing Visavvi customers will benefit from SCC’s expertise in voice and collaboration, supporting the shift to the digital workplace.”
Andy Dyson remains as Managing Director of Visavvi, alongside directors Colin Etchells and Ann Pickard who are joined in the boardroom by Graham Fry and Mark Nutter (CFO, SCC). Steve Rigby, Co-Chief Executive of Rigby Group, SCC’s parent company, Chairs the new board.