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By | John Leyden 24th September 2007 13:05

GSS and Peapod come over all mushy

Security integration love-in

UK security integrators GSS and Peapod are to merge. The new firm will continue under the GSS brand becoming one of the largest security integrators and consultancy firms in the UK with a combined roster of 2,500 clients and around 60 workers.

Most IT mergers normally result in job cuts, particularly in support and admin functions. A spokeswoman said GSS, on the contrary, was looking to hire two extra consultants and had no plans to cut jobs.

GSS will be run from Worthing, West Sussex, and Peapod's new offices in Bracknell. In addition, the combined firm will retain sales offices in London and Dublin.

Those with long memories may recall that Peapod briefly went into administration five years ago after attempts by then parent company e-initiative to expand into Europe ran aground. It was bought up by Communication Technology Investment Ltd as part of its plans to expand its IT security business. ®

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