Nimans, a year on from the Midwich acquisition

13 February 2023

A year on from the acquisition of Nimans by Midwich Group Plc sees Paul Burn, former Nimans Purchasing Director, takes on the top role of Director of Nimans. Paul, who has been with the company for 22 years is set to take the company through its next stage of growth and to strengthen the Nimans position in the UC technology market.  

As the new man-in-charge, Paul has reflected on the past year and what impact it has had on the Manchester-based business.  

“The acquisition of Nimans by the Midwich Group in February 2022 marked a significant event in the UK's audio-visual distribution industry. One year later, the impact of this merger is still being felt, and it's a good time to look at how Nimans has been faring since then. 

Nimans is a leading supplier of communication and networking solutions in the UK, with a strong focus on unified communications. Nimans has been in business for over 35 years and has built up a loyal customer and supplier base. Meanwhile, the Midwich Group was a multinational audio-visual distributor, with operations in the UK, Europe, Asia, US, and Australia. The acquisition of Nimans by Midwich was a strategic move aimed at expanding the group's footprint in the UC market in the UK and consolidating its position as a leading player in the audio-visual, Security and UC distribution marketplace. 

One year on, it's clear that the acquisition has been successful in achieving these goals. Nimans has been able to leverage the resources and expertise of the Midwich Group to improve its customer reach and expand its product portfolio. This has allowed the company to offer a wider range of products and services to its customers while maintaining its commitment to quality and customer service. In terms of financial performance, the acquisition has also been a success, the combination of Nimans' strong customer relationships and Midwich's resources has led to increased revenue and profitability for Nimans and, in turn, the Midwich Group. 

The true test though as to whether an acquisition like this will be successful over the long term however is how the businesses have connected culturally, and how the people have interacted with each other. This this is probably the biggest success of it all. It became very apparent early on that the people shared the same values on the way we treat our customers, suppliers and staff and that made integration easier, and the transition to a new senior management structure smoother. Midwich had a respect for the history, and staff, that got Nimans to where it was, as well as a clear vision for its future. 

As we head into Year 2 the focus is on expanding and integrating the product offering further so that all the groups customers can benefit from all the products and services on offer while still being able to maintain the relationships and service they have come to trust over the last 35 years. We are sure Julian would be proud to see the growth of the company, and that its future is secure.”