Graham name is history after Ciboodle deal

SOFTWARE company Graham Technology has changed its name to that of its flagship product, Ciboodle, following its multi-million-pound sale to a French IT group.

The Graham family, who founded the Glasgow-based firm more than 20 years ago, bowed out last month after the firm was sold to business software giant Sword Group for an eight-figure sum.

Now the legacy of the Grahams – former managing director Iain and his wife, Sheena, – has been wiped from the firm's name as well as its board.

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The Ciboodle software package is used in the call centres of large firms including Scottish Water, Vodafone and Friends Provident.

Mike Hughes, the business unit director at Ciboodle, said: "Graham Technology is a name synonymous with quality and success, but Ciboodle represents the future of this company."

Sword yesterday revealed it has snapped up another Scottish acquisition, Aberdeen-based Technology Managers.

The buyout is Sword's second Scottish acquisition in two months and brings the French group's staff in Scotland to more than 500.