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SYSGROUP PLC UNVEILS CORPORATE RE-BRAND FOLLOWING FOUR ACQUISITIONS

Managed IT services and cloud hosting provider, SysGroup PLC (‘SysGroup’) has today revealed its corporate identity that unifies the four brands that it has acquired over the last three years.

The acquisitions, which include System Professional, Netplan and Rockford IT, have seen SysGroup increase its headcount by 168 per cent in the last two years, with plans to grow employee count further across its Liverpool, London and Telford sites to underpin its growth strategy.

The rebrand announcement follows a 46 per cent uplift in revenue since its financial year end in March 2017. Central to this growth has been investment in direct marketing and scaling up inhouse sales and marketing teams. This investment is set to capitalise on organic growth opportunities as well as further expand its service offering through future strategic acquisitions.

SysGroup delivers a wide range of managed IT, hosting, IT security and consultancy services under one core brand, which is aligned to the transformation and strategic growth it has experienced in recent years. The company works with a total of 950 customers across a number of regions and sectors, including financial services, insurance, retail, technology, not-for-profit, education and healthcare.

Newly appointed CEO of SysGroup, Adam Binks commented: “This new brand identity underpins our commitment to providing our customers, across a range of sectors, with powerful, innovative and transformative IT solutions. It compliments our growth strategy and also conveys the credibility and trust that we offer to our employees and partners, as well as our new and existing clients.”

The rebrand

SysGroup worked with creative agency, Tokyo Wolf, on an exercise to engage employees and customers to help identify the organisation’s personality and the traits that define it.  

The exercise revealed four key traits: innovative and authoritative, which is demonstrated by the level of expertise found in SysGroup and reflected in its customer-centric approach and commitment to using powerful technology in creative ways. Dependable and helpful were also highlighted through the Group’s relationships with clients — including Home Bargains, SEGA Europe, Hill Dickinson LLP, and the Science Museum Group.

Visitors to the website (www.sysgroup.com) will find a sharp new visual identity and logo, which incorporates circular nodes in a connected pattern to highlight the importance of connections with partners and clients. 

Discussing the design process and the outcome, Emmy Lippold, Marketing Director for SysGroup, said: “Engaging our employees in every detail of the SysGroup rebrand was important, especially when it came to identifying our personality and how it should be presented both visually and verbally.  

“We were very pleased with the outcome; from the bold colour scheme to the circular node icons that represent our connectivity to leading technology and partners, in addition to the security and dependability that clients experience when partnering with us. It reflects our growth and the news skills we have acquired and developed, while highlighting our values and service offerings in a visually engaging way.”

The new SysGroup website also highlights the Group’s combined services and shows a commitment to providing informative resources to both current and prospective clients, including customer stories, blog articles, whitepapers, and social media links (Twitter and LinkedIn) to industry-wide news and important developments.

SysGroup will be showcasing the new brand at the upcoming IP EXPO in Manchester, 25-26 April 2018, Manchester Central, at stand W776. To book a meeting with SysGroup at the event or for further information, contact hello@sysgroup.com or visit www.sysgroup.com.

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For further information please contact:

Emmy Lippold

SysGroup PLC

0151 559 1777

PR@sysgroup.com

 

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SysGroup is a leading provider of Managed IT Services, Cloud Hosting, and expert IT Consultancy. The Group delivers solutions that enable clients to understand and benefit from industry leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities. SysGroup focuses on a customer’s strategic and operational requirements – enabling clients to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services.

The Group boasts a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, WatchGuard, Veeam, VMWare, Dell, Mimecast and HPE, and accreditations including ISO 27001:2013 that protects your company information, and ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. The Group also boasts Visa Level 1 Merchant Service Provider status to underpin its PCI hosting capabilities.

SysGroup has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, London and Telford.

For more information on SysGroup, visit www.sysgroup.com

 

April 3, 2018 In Press Release By Emmy Lippold

SYSGROUP APPOINTS NEW CEO TO DRIVE GROWTH AND EXPAND CUSTOMER OFFERING

One of the UK’s fastest-growing managed IT services and cloud hosting providers, SysGroup PLC (‘SysGroup’), has today announced that chief operating officer, Adam Binks, has been appointed chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Adam will lead SysGroup through its next stage of growth, which will incorporate strategic acquisitions and continued organic growth to expand customer offering and geographical reach, as well as investment in capabilities and technology.

Having joined SysGroup in 2014 and appointed to the board in 2017, Adam has played a pivotal role in the company’s latest developments, which have included spearheading SysGroup’s transformation to a managed service provider and the recent acquisition of Rockford IT for £3.9m.

Michael Edelson will resume his position as non-executive chairman. Commenting on the news, Michael said: “We are delighted that Adam has accepted the CEO position. He has been an important member of the team for a number of years and has played a pivotal role in the development of the company. 

“Since his appointment to the board, Adam has made significant progress across the entire Group and we have been impressed with his strategic vision and leadership capabilities. His proven leadership and experience in IT combined with forward-thinking vision and unwavering commitment to the company’s growth, made him the natural choice to assume this role. The board has full confidence that Adam will realise the market opportunity for SysGroup as a managed services provider, leading the team through the next stage of growth.” 

Speaking of his appointment, Adam added: “Having worked with SysGroup for some time now and being involved in a long list of recent developments and achievements, I am thrilled to step into the CEO role. This is an exciting time for the company and I am committed to leading the team to drive further growth and continue our journey to expand our managed services offering.”

Adam’s previous role as chief operating officer saw him manage SysGroup’s day-to-day operations, including sales, marketing, infrastructure and service desk. Having worked in the IT sector for over 17 years, Adam has held a number of senior management and board level positions, including sales and technical director at managed hosting and connectivity provider, Vispa Ltd. 

The appointment comes after SysGroup recorded a sales pipeline growth of 17.1 per cent in its half year results published in September 2017 and the acquisition of managed IT, hosting and security services company, Rockford IT. 

For further information, visit: www.sysgroup.com

ENDS

For further information please contact:

 

Emmy Lippold

SysGroup Plc

0151 559 1777

PR@sysgroup.com   

 

 

Amy Cantrill/Jo Spragg

0151 556 7050

Amy.cantrill@activeprofile.co.uk

Jo.spragg@activeprofile.co.uk

 

 

About SysGroup

SysGroup is a leading provider of Managed IT Services and Cloud Hosting solutions. The Group delivers solutions that enable clients to understand and benefit from industry leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities. SysGroup focuses on customers’ strategic and operational requirements - enabling them to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services. 

 

The Group boasts a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, WatchGuard, Veeam, VMWare, Dell, Mimecast and HPE, and accreditations including ISO 27001:2013 that protects your company information, and ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. The Group also boasts Visa Level 1 Merchant Service Provider status to underpin its PCI hosting capabilities.

 

SysGroup has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, London and Telford.

 

For more information on SysGroup, visit www.sysgroup.com.

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March 5, 2018 In Press Release By Emmy Lippold

HOME BARGAINS AGREES £950K MANAGED IT SERVICES DEAL WITH SYSGROUP

Managed IT services and cloud hosting provider, SysGroup PLC (‘SysGroup’) has today announced a three-year managed hosting services contract with one of the UK’s fastest-growing high street discount retailers, Home Bargains.

The company, which sits under the T.J. Morris Limited umbrella, selected SysGroup following a competitive process to deliver more than £950,000 worth of managed infrastructure hosting and support from March 2018.

SysGroup will provide this service and implement specialist security measures to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to come into play in May this year.

Adam Binks, chief operating officer at SysGroup, said: “With GDPR just around the corner, businesses must ensure that their data is not only hosted in safe hands, but their environments are also protected from the vulnerabilities of the public internet.”

Discussing the new partnership, Frank Christiansen, IT director at T.J. Morris Limited added: “We selected SysGroup as our new managed services provider due to its strength, understanding and ability to implement security measures that conform to the requirements of GDPR, as well as its extensive flexible approach to IT solutions.”

The contract reflects the Group’s newly refined strategy to focus on the growing market demand for its agile managed IT solutions and cloud hosting among customers from vertical sectors, including retail.

“T.J. Morris is a significant win for SysGroup and we are delighted to have been appointed by another highly regarded, household name,” Adam continued. “The deal is a clear endorsement of our capability and managed services offering, and we look forward to working with more businesses like this in the retail sector going forward.”

This agreement with Home Bargains comes after SysGroup recorded a sales pipeline growth of 17.1 per cent in its half year results published in September 2017 and the £3.9m acquisition of managed IT, hosting and security services company, Rockford IT Ltd.

The Group has plans to invest further resource in capability, contract wins and strategic acquisitions, alongside organic growth to expand customer offering and geographical reach.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Emmy Lippold

SysGroup Plc

0151 559 1777

PR@sysgroup.com

Amy Cantrill/Jo Spragg

0151 556 7050

Amy.cantrill@activeprofile.co.uk

Jo.spragg@activeprofile.co.uk

 

About SysGroup

SysGroup is a leading provider of Managed IT Services, Cloud Hosting, and expert IT Consultancy. The Group delivers solutions that enable clients to understand and benefit from industry leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities. SysGroup focuses on a customer’s strategic and operational requirements – enabling clients to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services.

The Group boasts a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, WatchGuard, Veeam, VMWare, Dell, Mimecast and HPE, and accreditations including ISO 27001:2013 that protects your company information, and ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. The Group also boasts Visa Level 1 Merchant Service Provider status to underpin its PCI hosting capabilities.

SysGroup has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, London and Telford

For more information on SysGroup, visit www.sysgroup.com

For more information on SysGroup brands, visit: www.netplan.co.ukwww.sys-pro.co.uk or www.rockford-it.co.uk

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December 6, 2017 In Press Release By Emmy Lippold

SYSGROUP DELIVERS 46.6% REVENUE GROWTH

SysGroup PLC (‘SysGroup’), one of the UK’s fastest-growing managed IT services and cloud hosting providers, has today announced revenue from continuing operations is up 46.6 per cent to £3.93m for the six months ending 30th September 2017.

The news follows a number of successes for the Group this year, including the full integration of System Professional (acquired in July 2016), a newly established senior management team and the appointment of a Group Sales Director and Group Marketing Director. Continued investment has also been made in technology, including a newly established presence in a Manchester data centre.

Reflecting on the growth the company has seen in the past six months, Adam Binks, Chief Operating Officer at SysGroup, said: “This significant increase in revenue is real testament to SysGroup’s efforts in delivering structural and operational changes to better position the business to execute our combined organic and acquisitive growth strategy.”

SysGroup has also recorded sales pipeline growth of 17.1 per cent to £4.1m since the end of its financial year in March 2017, which will be further boosted by the acquisition of Rockford IT in November this year; the company’s sixth acquisition in the last three years.

This move has bolstered the Group’s growth and competency, taking the total number of employees to over 100 with offices across the UK and expanding its market reach into additional vertical sectors, including hotels and leisure.

“The long list of operational achievements to date, coupled with our strong sales pipeline, puts SysGroup in an excellent growth position, leaving us optimistic about our future and our continued commitment to our customers and partners.” Adam continued.

This latest announcement highlights the growing market demand for SysGroup’s flexible managed IT solutions and cloud hosting among customers from the financial services, insurance, retail, technology, not-for-profit, education and private health sectors.

Rockford IT is one of only two, WatchGuard Platinum Partner’s in the UK, which will also give SysGroup the tools to build on existing partnerships and accreditations, while continuing to offer fully managed IT services, cloud hosting and IT security solutions to a wide base of customers.

Further investment in capabilities and strategic acquisitions will be supplemented with organic growth in line with SysGroup’s strategy to expand its customer offering and geographic reach.

For further information please contact:

Amy Cantrill/Jo Spragg 0151 556 7050 Amy.cantrill@activeprofile.co.uk Jo.spragg@activeprofile.co.uk

About SysGroup

SysGroup PLC is a leading provider of managed IT services, cloud hosting and technical consultancy. The Group delivers solutions that ensure clients understand and benefit from industry-leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities.

The SysGroup team focuses on customers’ strategic and operational requirements, enabling them to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services.

The Group boasts a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, Veeam, VMWare, Dell and HPE, and accreditations including ISO 27001:2013 that protects your company information, and ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. The Group also boasts Level 1 Visa Merchant Service Provider status to underpin its PCI hosting capabilities.

SysGroup has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, Telford, London and East Sussex.

For more information on SysGroup, visit www.sysgroup.com

For more information on SysGroup brands, visit: www.netplan.co.ukwww.sys-pro.co.uk or www.rockford-it.co.uk

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November 1, 2017 In Press Release By Emmy Lippold

SYSGROUP EXPANDS MARKET REACH WITH £3.9M ACQUISITION

SysGroup PLC (‘SysGroup’), one of the UK’s fastest-growing managed IT services and cloud hosting providers, has today acquired managed IT, hosting and security services company, Rockford IT Ltd (‘Rockford’), for a total consideration of £3.9m.

The Group offers unparalleled and flexible IT solutions to an impressive, growing list of customers across financial services, insurance, retail, technology, not-for-profit, education and private health sectors.

As SysGroup’s sixth acquisition in the last 3 years, Rockford IT will take the company’s total number of employees to over 100, while further solidifying its presence in existing markets, and expanding its market reach into vertical sectors, such as hotels and leisure.

Established in 2001, Rockford IT provides a full range of IT services to blue chip customers, SMEs, local authorities, education and professional services across the UK. The company’s technical capabilities and qualified staff enabled it to become the first in the UK to gain WatchGuard Platinum Partner status, and it is now one of only two Platinum Partners in the country.

Discussing the acquisition, Chris Evans, Chief Executive of SysGroup, said: “Rockford is a welcome addition to the SysGroup group of companies. Rockford’s WatchGuard Platinum Partner status allows us to build on our existing partnerships and security accreditations, while continuing to offer unrivalled fully managed IT services and cloud hosting solutions to a wider base of customers.

Tom Sykes, Chief Executive of Rockford IT added: “This is an exciting opportunity for Rockford to become part of a team that is providing first class IT managed services, particularly in cloud hosting and the security sector.

“With a shared vision and support from SysGroup, the Rockford team will be committed to growing with the company and working with some of the world’s biggest organisations.”

IT security has been high on the industry agenda in 2017 after a number of international companies were hit by data breaches.

“There’s no doubt that cybercrime is on the rise on a global scale, with organisations including the NHS and FedEx already affected. Damage costs are predicted to hit $6 trillion annually by 2020, up from $3 trillion1 just a year ago, so flexible, scalable and reliable IT solutions are a necessity”, Chris explained. “This acquisition expands SysGroup’s capabilities of providing the bespoke, agile and secure service that our customers need to future-proof their business.”

This, and further strategic acquisitions, will be supplemented with organic growth and additional service capabilities in line with SysGroup’s strategy to expand its customer offering and geographic reach.

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About SysGroup

SysGroup PLC is a leading provider of managed IT services, cloud hosting and technical consultancy. The Group delivers solutions that ensure clients understand and benefit from industry-leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities. The SysGroup team focuses on customers’ strategic and operational requirements, enabling them to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services.

The Group boasts a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, Veeam, VMWare, Dell and HPE, and accreditations including ISO 27001:2013 that protects your company information, and ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. The Group also boasts Level 1 Visa Merchant Service Provider status to underpin its PCI hosting capabilities. SysGroup has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, Telford, London and East Sussex. For more information on SysGroup, visit www.sysgroup.com

For more information on SysGroup brands, visit: www.netplan.co.ukwww.sys-pro.co.uk or www.rockford-it.co.uk

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