Bury St Edmunds cyber security firm Foursys is acquired by Cheshire company Chess

The Foursys employees in front of their building at Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, after it was anno

The Foursys employees in front of their building at Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, after it was announced that the firm had been acquired by Chess in Cheshire. - Credit: Archant

An award-winning cyber security firm in Bury St Edmunds has been acquired by a Cheshire-based company.

Telecoms and ICT provider Chess said the acquisition of Foursys for an undisclosed sum will add more than £11m to its turnover, bringing it to £120m.

The Foursys team, which services customers across the UK, has 20 years' experience in providing cyber security to public sector, small and medium-sized businesses, corporate, and enterprise organisations.

It employs 50 staff and has grown strongly since a management buyout in 2013 by its current directors James Miller and Jez Turner.

Chess ICT, which already provides various IT-related services, said the addition was 'a perfect fit' for its portfolio.


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The Foursys workforce, which will continue to operate at its Suffolk present site, brings its employee numbers to around 600. The business will be rebranded later this year.

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