Hermitage Innovation Group, parent company of Border Merchants Systems, has bought a web development company, Wkdcode.

Border Merchants Systems, which provides software for builders’, plumbers’ and ironmongers’ merchants, will now have access to 14 full-time UK based web developers to offer advice about e-commerce.

Wkdcode will be lending its expertise to help Border with Stratus 21 - its B2B web development business.

Paul Deane, Managing Director of HIG, said: “The Wkdcode business has seen solid growth over the last five years and we hope that, with the support of our Group, we can see that growth accelerate.

“Wkdcode brings the number of software companies in the Group to five and is evidence of our determination to grow and build a significant web development resource to help Border’s customers to develop their own unique businesses.”