Ely-headquartered managed office services provider ASL Group has acquired Sharples Group, a managed print and related services business based in the North West.

The acquisition is the 15th that ASL has completed in the last decade and will bring 500 valued customers to the Group, with opportunities for further growth.

ASL Group CEO, Duncan Forsyth, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sharples onboard, they have established a fantastic reputation over the past 45 years for providing exceptional customer relationships. Sharples pride themselves on placing their customers’ needs at the front of their trading practices which aligns with our core values entirely. It’s our mission to be able to provide impartial, independent advice for all business office requirements, and we look forward to working with their well-established service base in the North West and building on its success.”

Mark Brocklehurst, Managing Director of Sharples commented “We have been discussing this opportunity with ASL for a while and are very happy that we have chosen a company who will continue to maintain the values and customer service levels that Sharples customers expect whilst providing access to further services. The acquisition of Sharples is fantastic news and is a direct reflection of both companies’ shared values, passion and culture,” he said. “We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers receive outstanding service and are excited for them to experience the extra benefits that ASL can offer.”