SysGroup PLC Ranked Among World's Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

Annual MSP 501 Identifies Best-in-Class Global MSP Businesses & Leading Trends in Managed Services

29 July, 2020: SysGroup has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. 

For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring examining product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency. 

Channel Futures is pleased to name SysGroup to the 2020 MSP 501, ranking #4 in the UK, #5 in EMEA and #74 globally.

"I'm delighted that we have received the honour of a second year on the MSP 501 list, and that this year we've climbed the list to #74 out of the most elite Managed Service Providers in the world," said Adam Binks, CEO, SysGroup PLC. "I'd like to thank Channel Futures for recognising our accomplishment and our team for their commitment in achieving success for SysGroup and our customers! The past year has been dramatic in more ways than one. We enjoyed rapid growth and another successful acquisition, then ended the year with lockdown. Throughout it all, we have demonstrated what is achievable with the right mix of agile technology services and skills. We see a bright future for managed services!”

In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity. 

“For the third year running, the applicant pool for the annual MSP 501 has grown year-over-year, making this year’s list the most competitive in the survey’s history,” says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “The MSP 501 leveraged judgement methodology brand-new in 2020 to drill down into not just what makes a big managed service provider, but what makes a great managed service provider. The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen and strategic savvy on the planet. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”

The data collected by the annual MSP 501 program drives Channel Partners’s and Channel Futures’s market intelligence insights, creating robust data sets and data-based trend reports that support our editorial coverage, event programming, community and networking strategies and educational offerings. It serves as a lynchpin to dozens of programs and initiatives.

The complete 2020 MSP 501 list is available at Channel Futures. 


The 2020 MSP 501 list is based on data collected by Channel Futures and its sister site, Channel Partners. The MSP 501 list recognises top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin and other factors.

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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 has offices in Liverpool, London, Newport, Bristol and Telford. 

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Andrew Vize 

Chief Marketing Officer, SysGroup

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Allison Francis

Editor, Channel Futures & Channel Partners

Editor, MSP 501