Mobile workforce technology business, BigChange, has acquired two UK-based businesses, providing it with valuable new software and consulting capabilities, as well as over 100 new customers.
BigChange has acquired Labyrinth Logistics Consulting, a supply chain and logistics consultancy based in Royal Leamington Spa. Labyrinth provides logistics strategy, compliance and procurement consultancy, alongside a self-audit software application called SilkThread, to major transport, logistics, FMCG, and retail organisations in the UK.
Its directors, Ruth Waring and Jo Godsmark, will join BigChange’s leadership team and spearhead a new consulting arm called BigChange Advisory Plus.
BigChange has also acquired Trace Systems, a provider of fleet, garage and workshop management software. Trace works with fleet operators across the UK, including plant hire and haulage companies, local authorities and the emergency services.
The acquisition of Trace, which is based in Coventry, provides BigChange with asset and stock management capabilities that will be integrated into BigChange’s JobWatch platform. Trace’s founder, Bill Davies, will work as an advisor to BigChange.
Martin Port, founder and CEO of BigChange, commented: “We are delighted to complete the acquisitions of Labyrinth and Trace. These businesses are the first that BigChange has acquired since it was launched in 2013 and provide us with more fantastic people, world-class technology, amazing new customers and multi-million revenue boost. They represent a significant milestone for our business and a major boost to our scale up plans.”