Sure (Jersey) Limited is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Foreshore, the pioneering data centre and cloud services provider based in Jersey.

The acquisition of Foreshore provides Sure with a data centre in Jersey to complement its own successful data centre offering in Guernsey and will help to strengthen Sure Jersey’s enterprise portfolio by providing both on-island data centre hosting and a range of leading, innovative cloud services to support its customers both locally and internationally.

“The acquisition of Foreshore is an important element of Sure’s programme of investment in the Channel Islands, which this year will also see Sure investing in a new 4G network,” said Graham Hughes, CEO of Sure Jersey.

“This acquisition is great news for Sure customers and businesses across the Channel Islands as Sure now has data centre capabilities in Jersey , Guernsey and the Isle of Man. Combining these facilities with our local knowledge and international expertise, means that Sure is set to become a leader in offshore data hosting and cloud services.

I would like to thank Chris Evans, former CEO and co-founder of Foreshore for the incredible work that he and his colleagues have done in building Foreshore into a leading data centre and cloud services provider that is recognised not only in Jersey but also internationally, as a key supplier to the international finance industry. Foreshore is a Jersey success story and everyone at Sure is excited about the prospect of building on that success to take the business even further.

We now begin the task of integrating Foreshore fully into Sure and we will work with all existing clients to advise them of the change of ownership and to confirm that Foreshore will continue to operate the same services to the high standards that they have come to expect.

We will also consult fully with all staff in Foreshore and Sure to help them understand the vision we have to create the strongest data hosting and managed services offering in the Channel Islands’ marketplace.”