Agilyx Group acquires leading business technology consultancy Williams Woodward to expand Agilyx strategy and delivery capabilities in UK and Ireland markets
4 October 2017
Maidenhead, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia – Agilyx Group, a leading global change-ready technology services organisation and Unit4 Software specialist, announced today that they have signed an agreement to acquire UK-based business and technology consultancy – Williams Woodward Limited.
The new company, to be known as Agilyx UK, expands the Agilyx Group’s reach to the United Kingdom and Ireland markets, following expansions in North America (2016) and Asia (2017), adding to their founding core markets of Australia and New Zealand.
Following completion of the acquisition, approximately 25 of Williams Woodward’s highly skilled professionals are expected to join the Agilyx Group UK business. Williams Woodward’s consulting workforce are based in the United Kingdom, Africa and Asia. The acquisition will expand Agilyx Group to a team of 120 professionals in 7 countries, with capabilities in delivering strategy, services, software implementation and program management for Unit4 customers. With pioneering strategic thinking around key industry services such as project management, ERP implementations, digital transformation and next-generation cloud technology, the Williams Woodward business is a perfect fit for the Agilyx Group.
Agilyx Group Chief Executive Officer John Catarinich said of the union, “I am delighted to announce our acquisition of Williams Woodward. With a more than 10-year history delivering unrivalled knowledge and expertise to their customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, the firm has dedicated itself to helping customers execute transformational change in their businesses using agile technologies. Williams Woodward places primacy on expertise, quality and sustainability in their work to design, implement and optimise new technology and business systems in several key markets. I am excited that we can bring this pedigree to the Agilyx Group in another exciting development for our company.”
Williams Woodward Limited Managing Director Andrea Williams added, “I am looking forward to becoming a part of the Agilyx Group. The whole Williams Woodward team is very excited by the prospect of joining a successful and professional organisation that has such great vision, shared values and a brilliant team. The Group’s scale and broad service offer provide many new opportunities for our customers in the UK and elsewhere.”
The acquisition of Williams Woodward represents the next logical strategic step for the Group with a scalable, highly credentialed UK-based team, established customers, deep commitment to Unit4 software and a people-centric approach. The acquisition delivers a vital piece of the Group’s ongoing objective to create a truly global technology practice providing ‘one-stop shop’ services to Unit4’s global enterprise customers across all time zones, with a full range of services including: digital, strategy, consulting, project management, managed services, cloud hosting, support, development and change management services.
The acquisition will be completed in October 2017 with integration activities commencing immediately.
About Agilyx Group:
Agilyx Group is a global change-ready technology services company dedicated to providing unrivalled digital business solutions and consulting services to Commercial, Public Sector and Not-for-Profit organisations. A Unit4 partner for over 16 years, Agilyx has delivered transformational solutions to some of Unit4’s largest customers globally. Unit4, as one of the largest ERP software suppliers world-wide, provides industry-leading enterprise applications that empower people in service organisations. Operating at the intersection of technology, change and business, Agilyx provides an exceptional business transformation experience via an agile services model: digital, strategy, consulting, project management, managed services, cloud hosting, support, development and change management services.
Agilyx Group operates from their headquarters in Sydney, Australia with offices in New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
About Williams Woodward:
Williams Woodward is a boutique business consulting firm serving leading organisations in strategy, project delivery and implementation of Unit4’s flagship Business World ERP suite. Founded in 2007, Williams Woodward’s team of senior industry experts leverages their extensive business strategy and execution experience to help customers develop and optimise innovation, business models and successfully deliver technology-led transformation projects.
Williams Woodward has worked with leading organisations in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East to conceive and deliver significant projects and technology initiatives. The firm is based in Maidenhead, UK.