Chris Tossell

COLCHESTER-BASED business and accounting software firm Access Technology Group is creating a dedicated mergers and acquisitions team and has already hired its first recruit, commercial director Chris Tossell.

COLCHESTER-BASED business and accounting software firm Access Technology Group is creating a dedicated mergers and acquisitions team and has already hired its first recruit, commercial director Chris Tossell.

The independent company hopes to double its turnover to £30million in the next three years.

“The move will help us gain greater leverage from Access Accounting's flagship software solutions, making them more accessible to a broader range of vertical market sectors,” said group managing director Alistair O'Reilly said.

“Chris will play a vital role in managing our M&A activity, targeting those organisations that are looking to strengthen their own position, and have high-level expertise in a specialist or niche software market. Chris' wealth of industry experience will be invaluable to the process. I am delighted to welcome him on board.”

Mr Tossell spent 10 years at RM plc, a provider of ICT software, infrastructure and services to the education sector, where he held a number of senior management roles.