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Local IT Firm Gains International Recognition

Nottingham based Managed Support Provider have been recognised as the number 2 business of its kind in the UK.

The 2018 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from Feb. 28 through May 31, 2018. The MSP 501 list recognises top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

Including businesses of all sizes the company finished 415th in the world, hitting the top 20 in the UK. However, in the under 15 employee’s category, the business achieved second place in the UK.

Director of Service Delivery, Lee Hewson, said;

“It’s a great to be recognised as one of the top 501 MSP’s in the world. Knowing that there were a record number of applicants from across the world this year just highlights how well we have done to make this prestigious list.

It's particularly gratifying to finish 2nd in the UK of the Small MSP’s. This shows how well we are performing against our peers. Making the top 20 overall in the UK, and second in the region, shows that we are competitive with the very best that the country has to offer. This is an important benchmark for us as a business and we’ll be aiming to improve our ranking next year.”

As it has for the last three years, Channel Futures teamed with Clarity Channel Advisors to evaluate these progressive and forward-leaning companies. MSPs were ranked according to a unique methodology, which recognizes that not all revenue streams are created equal. We weighted revenue figures according to how well the applicant's business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.

The MSP 501 winners and award recipients will be recognized at a special ceremony at Channel Partners Evolution, held this year October 9-12 in Philadelphia, as well as in the Fall issue of Channel Partners Magazine.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” says Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

“Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) hold a special place in the channel. For every MSP 501 winner with more than 1,000 employees, there are more than 47 that have fewer than 50. While many MSPs might dream about growing to enterprise sizes, the truth is that SMBs form the backbone of the channel. And among those SMBs, it’s the small partners that are the channel’s lifeblood.”

The MSP 501 Small Business Edition can be found on the  Channel Futures Website

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is also available at Channel Futures.

Your IT Department was formed by Directors Lee Hewson and Simon Cox in 2009. It now has more than 100 customers and a turnover of £800,000. At the beginning of 2017 the business purchased its own premises at Unit 8 Farrington Way, Nottingham.

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