• Clove Technology is now part of Hugh Symons eXchange Ltd.

    By Josh Bethell , September 1, 2017 - Leave a comment

    Clove Technology TaglineAs some of our readers and long-time customers may know, Clove Technology was founded 25 years ago by Chris Love. Together with his wife and business partner Jill, Clove has grown and adapted to an ever-changing landscape of consumer mobile technology.

    So it is with a tinge of sadness we announce that Chris and Jill are stepping down. Clove Technology remains, and as of September 1st, is a trading name of Hugh Symons eXchange Ltd. Daily operations remain the same. Staff are also moving with the business to a new location (less than a mile up the road!)

    For those who are interested, Chris will remain involved for a while in an advisory capacity; assisting Clove’s new director Alex Dickie with the transition. If you want to send Chris a personal message, then now is the time.

    Alex Dickie notes “The acquisition of Clove provides a fantastic platform for our suppliers to reach thousands more business customers. I am excited to be working with Chris and his team, whom we have known and done business with for many years. It will be business as usual for Clove suppliers and customers, whilst we look to build out our service proposition over the coming months.

    Chris Love notes “The sale to long term partner Hugh Symons provides us a unique opportunity to expand our business whilst retaining our key people that will move to the Hugh Symons’ Poole based location.

    Hugh Symons Group

    Hugh Symons eXchange Logo

    Hugh Symons eXchange is part of the wider Hugh Symons Group of companies. This includes Hugh Symons Audio Visual and Hugh Symons Information Management.

    Aside from the acquisition and change of location it really is business as usual here. We will continue to dispatch the latest and greatest smartphones and mobile technology to our customers in the UK and around the world. Over the coming months, we also aim to expand the range of products and services offered, in line with the Hugh Symons group’s other business avenues.

    If you have any questions, please feel to contact us. Our contact details remain the same: email sales@clove.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1202 552936.

    Opening Times

    Please note that our offices are closed today (Sep 1st) as we complete the move to new premises.

    We resume business on Monday 4th September at 9am. Office hours will be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    The new physical address is Clove Technology, Unit 12 Alder Hills Industrial Estate, 16 Alder Hills, Poole BH12 4AR. Please note this is a unit on secure industrial estate. As with our previous locations, customers and personal callers cannot be accepted at these premises.

    Josh Bethell

    Josh joined Clove part time a few years ago whilst studying Computing at Bournemouth University. Since finishing his studies he has remained at Clove in a full time position, involved in sales, returns and social media. Involved with both consumer electronics and software since the mid 2000s, keeping up to date with industry developments is as much a hobby as it is a job. Easy going but never afraid to share an opinion, Josh can often be found in his spare time listening to some heavy rock or at a local gig as well as playing with the latest gadgets and video games.


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