Alan Sugar fires himself from IT "super-company"

Alan Sugar has left a business he has owned for 20 years, in a merger which is set to create a “super-company”.

Educational PC manufacturer Viglen is set to merge with IT services provider XMA, with Lord Sugar removing all interests from the new company.

Eagle-eyed apprentice viewers may recognise chief executive of Viglen, Bordan Tkachuk, who will become president of the merged company, as one of the bosses who grills the candidates in the interview round of the series.

Speaking to CRN, he said: “A new super-company has been born and the new management structure is in place. We want to ensure that customers continue to receive the same service from both companies and that business will be as normal.”

Lord Sugar said: “I believe that this merger is good for Viglen’s future, both for its customers and its employees as part of this larger UK group of companies.

“The scale and size of the combined business will ensure that the opportunity to grow is in place and enable the company to compete on a more equal basis with the major international IT suppliers selling to the public, education and corporate sectors here in the UK.”

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