British two-way radio systems provider Chatterbox Ltd has been acquired by CSE Global (CSE) – a leading international systems integrator for advanced and innovative technology solutions – in a deal which is set to revolutionise the UK radio communications market.
As a result of the acquisition, Chatterbox Ltd has been rebranded CSE Chatterbox. The company – founded nearly 30 years ago in Surrey – supplies bespoke integrated two-way radio systems, primarily to clients in retail and leisure, utility providers, sports venues, facilities management, and the public sector, and offers radios on short-term hire for events.
Gary Leatherby, Founder and Managing Director of Chatterbox Ltd, who will remain as Managing Director for CSE Chatterbox with a remit for expanding operations in the UK, said: “We have developed Chatterbox into one of the UK’s leading radio communications suppliers over the last 27 years. The support of CSE Global will now enable the business to continue to grow into new sectors, offering an expanded range of technologies to our existing and new clients in public, government and private sectors.
“In addition to our clients receiving the same attention to detail and individual service as always, they will now gain additional benefit from Chatterbox being part of a larger organisation with better technical, financial and resource power.”
CSE Global commenced operations in Singapore more than 30 years ago and has offices in over 20 countries. The acquisition of Chatterbox Ltd is the initial step in the company’s expansion plan for the UK and EMEA. As a result, it has established CSE Crosscom UK Ltd as an umbrella for CSE Chatterbox and other entities that join the UK operation.
The announcement follows a number of acquisitions of radio systems providers in Australia and New Zealand, making CSE Global the largest supplier of radio communications in these markets.
Roy Rowe, a senior executive of CSE Global, commented: “The acquisition of Chatterbox opens new markets for our communications technology business and will lead to further expansions for CSE, both organically and via future acquisitions.”