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Ubi-Tech(3R) Ltd agree sale to CDS Defence & Security

Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd has today (20 Dec 2021) announced the successful sale agreement to Cheltenham based defence consultancy, CDS Defence & Security (CDS DS).

This acquisition is the first for CDS DS, which forms part of the Leeds based Bailie Group, and adds another service level to their wide portfolio of capabilities which includes Support Engineering, Training & Learning Development, Operational Support and Cyber Security & Information Assurance services. 

Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd, an award-winning training provider, was established in 2012 by former members of the British Armed Forces, initially to provide resettlement training for service leavers wishing to pursue a second career in the telecommunications industry.  

Today, they have grown to become a leading specialist telecommunication training organisation, providing continual professional development for serving Armed Forces personnel, veteran and reservists as well as providing bespoke training for leading providers within the telecommunications industry. Ubi-Tech’s client profile includes global firm Ericsson, Iris, Anritsu, Arqiva and SpanSet.

Richard Lee, Managing Director of Ubi-Tech Ltd commenting on the acquisition said:

“We have been working successfully with CDS DS for several years now, developing a clear understanding of the values and vision our two companies share whilst working to mutually benefit  the interests of us and our customers. This acquisition will see Ubi-Tech enter a new phase of growth and development which will greatly benefit our employees, customers, corporate partners, and will build on existing and new business opportunities. Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd remains a separate legal entity to CDS DS therefore it is ‘business as usual’ with an exciting future ahead of us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the fantastic team at CDS DS for their warm welcome and for helping to make the acquisition process a seamless one.”

CDS DS and Ubi-Tech hold the ‘Gold’ Defence Employer Recognition Scheme award which underpins both organisations commitment to the UK Ministry of Defence. The acquisition brings together the high-level skills, experience and capability within their teams combined military and industry experience.

Richard Bradley, Managing Director of CDS DS, said of the acquisition:

CDS DS and Ubi-Tech have worked closely together for a number of years, delivering significant, high-profile programmes of work – most recently for the British Army. During this time, the synergies between our work in training analysis and design, and theirs in training delivery became increasingly clear.

As part of our ambitious growth strategy, we look to work with the best partners in the industry and make lasting connections, and we’re delighted to be able to add Ubi-Tech and their complementary capabilities to our existing network in order to create the greatest value for current and future customers.

The experience and unique skills of their training delivery team, combined with their exemplary reputation within the sector, made Ubi-Tech the clear choice to begin our acquisition journey and we are genuinely excited about welcoming them into the CDS DS fold.”

L-R Richard Bradley, Managing Director CDS DS, Richard Lee Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd, Fergus Bailie, CEO Bailie Group

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