October 22, 2019 In Press Release By Victoria Wilson


First‐Ever European Partners 51 List Identifies EMEA’s Top, Forward‐Thinking MSPs

SysGroup has been named as an “EMEA Company of the Year” and is listed in Channel Futures European Partners 51 rankings.

The rankings are part of the annual MSP 501 initiative from Channel Futures. Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth rates, annual revenues, pricing structures, revenue mix and more. MSPs are then ranked according to a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to how well the applicant's business strategy anticipates trends in the fast‐evolving channel ecosystem.

This year, in conjunction with Informa Tech’s first EMEA event, Channel Evolution Europe, 51 European MSPs have been chosen to represent the first 501 program solely dedicated to EMEA partners.

Channel Futures is pleased to include SysGroup in the 2019 EP 51 list.

EP 51 winners will be honoured at a special event at Channel Evolution Europe, held 2‐3 December 2019 at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London. In addition to all winners, five EMEA Special Awards will be announced at the event.

Adam Binks, CEO, SysGroup, commented: “We are honoured to receive this recognition from Channel Futures and be named an EMEA Company of the Year, especially after our initial inclusion in the MSP 501 rankings. Our staff deserve all the accolades as they strive every day to deliver exceptional managed services to our customers. We’d like to thank Channel Futures for recognising our distinctive business strategy and achievements in the EMEA region.”

“We are excited to bring special recognition to our European partners. The EP 51, part of the annual Channel Futures MSP 501 program, represents Informa Tech’s commitment to recognizing the excellence, innovation and forward‐thinking strategies evident in the EMEA market,” says Kris Blackmon, Content Director of Channel Partners and Channel Futures and lead of the MSP 501 program. “In conjunction with the inaugural Channel Evolution Europe event, the EP 51 program will serve as the foundation of the extension of our content into the European theatre through our events, award initiatives and editorial coverage. We congratulate these elite European MSPs and look forward to building a close‐knit community of partners in the EMEA region.”

In addition to deciding the rankings, the MSP 501 survey drives the creation of an annual in‐ depth study of business and technology trends in the IT channel. The full MSP 501 Report leverages applicant responses, interviews with industry experts and historical data to give a well‐rounded picture of the managed services opportunity. Channel Partners and Channel Futures is excited to announce the first EMEA‐specific report based on data collected from its European MSP 501 winners, to be released at Channel Evolution Europe.

The complete 2019 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures.



The 2019 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. Data was collected online from 1 March through 31 May 2019. The MSP 501 list recognises top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth and other factors.

In addition to the MSP 501, Informa Tech honors partners with its Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services award programme. Launched in 2019, this programme recognizes partners who deliver stellar business outcomes for their clients.

About SysGroup

SysGroup is a multi-award winning managed IT services and cloud hosting provider. 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. Services include managed IT, cloud hosting, security solutions, connectivity and strategic technical consultancy.

The Group holds a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors, boasting Dell Gold status, WatchGuard Platinum, Veeam Gold, Microsoft Gold Datacentre, HPE Silver, VMWare, Mimecast and Zerto. Accreditations include ISO 27001:2013 that protects your company information and ISO 9001:2015 for quality management, Visa Level 1 Merchant Service Provider status to underpin its PCI hosting capabilities.

SysGroup has offices in Liverpool, London, Newport, Telford and Bristol. For more information on SysGroup, visit

About Informa Tech

Channel Futures, Channel Partners Online, Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Channel Partners Evolution and Channel Evolution Europe are part of Informa Tech, a market‐leading B2B information provider with depth and specialisation in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. We help drive the future by inspiring the Technology community to design, build and run a better digital world through our market‐leading research, media, training and event brands. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events.

Media Contact

Kris Blackmon, Content Director, Channel Futures & Channel Partners Senior Editor, MSP 501