Trust Systems

Trust Systems is a provider of networking consultancy and managed services focused on helping customers to make the most of their technology

Nature of Business

Networking consultancy and managed services

Description of Deal

£10 million MBO

Growth Strategy

Expansion of teams and continued growth of market share


Trust Systems, which operates from its HQ in Cirencester, has built a loyal customer following in both the retail and transport sectors securing major contracts with many blue chip brands including Aldi, Holland & Barrett, Waterstones and National Express. The company also has a strong reputation in the delivery of enterprise solutions installing networks and performance monitoring with major partners including Ark.

The business was launched in 2007 and is led by Tom Stone and Mike Dowson who will remain significant shareholders in the business. Under Tom and Mike’s leadership the company has developed partnership accreditations with best in class OEMs such as Cisco, Samsung, IBM, Dell and BT, enabling them to bring innovative and transformational changes to their clients.

The company is well placed in the market through a unique offering of consulting, solution design, deployment and in-life management of networks and devices.

“I am delighted to be joining Tom, Mike and NVM at this exciting moment for the Trust Systems team. A strong growth profile and impressive technical expertise has created a solid foundation, and I am looking forward to working together to deliver accelerated growth.”

Ben Marnham, Chair of Trust Systems