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Ottawa-based IT outsourcer Workshift Systems Corp. has been purchased by a business investment partnership for $1.4 million. Buyers Jacqueline Gilna and John Turton teamed up to acquire the company as part of their strategy to consolidate the outsourcing sector in the Ottawa area. “Workshift is a well-branded premium service provider withinWorkshift.jpg the national capital region. We recognized the solid management team and highly qualified staff, who have won a verifiable reputation of providing consistently high standards of technical performance and customer service,” says Mr. Turton. The terms of the deal will see Workshift’s founder, Chris Ellsay, replaced as CEO by former Symbium Corp. chief executive Ben Robitaille. Mr. Ellsay will remain with the company over the next few months to ease the transition to new management. Mr. Robitaille says that aside from plans to hire a few new staff, it’s business as usual at Workshift. Founded in 1993, the company provides end-to-end business computer and network consulting services to SMBs in and around Ottawa.

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