Today AVMI, a leading international AV integrator, announced their acquisition of Focus 21 Visual communication. The deal will significantly enhance AVMI’s capabilities to design, deliver and support a broad range of audiovisual, collaboration technology and digital media solutions. The combined business reinforces AVMI’s market-leading position in the UK, whilst growing and accelerating AVMI’s vision for becoming a major player in the global AV market.
Focus 21 was founded in 1998, Focus 21 and has been widely regarded for its professional approach, technical expertise and quality of service, which represented a natural fit for AVMI. Recently Focus 21 earned the distinction of being the first UK-based company to hold the ‘AV Provider of Excellence’ status, and has won several awards for their work over the past few years.
“Focus 21 has an enviable reputation for the quality of its workmanship and its strong service culture, both of which are highly valued characteristics at AVMI” comments Ed Cook, CEO of AVMI. “Combining the two companies will allow us to bring together some of the industry’s most talented AV professionals and allow us to continue to evolve to meet the changing and increasingly global needs of our corporate customers. I am extremely excited to welcome the team at Focus 21 into the AVMI group”.
This deal expands AVMI’s industry footprint and will allow it to leverage its operating scale to ensure customers gain access to the latest technologies at the best possible prices.
Founders of Focus 21, Jim Harwood and Nigel Warrilow, will no longer be involved in the business. Jim commented, “After twenty years of building up Focus 21, Nigel and I have decided that the time was right to step back and to hand over the reins to AVMI. It has been a great pleasure working with all our friends and colleagues at Focus 21 and we wish them every success in the future.”
We will continue to operate as normal for the time being and are available on the usual numbers if anyone has any questions. We look forward to bringing you more exciting updates in the near future.