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The PC Support Group honoured as one of The World’s Top IT Managed Service Providers

Posted February 2013

The PC Support Group has been recognised in Nine Lives Media’s sixth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).

MSPmentor501-2013“We are honoured to be recognised by MSPmentor”, said Phil Bird, Managing Director, The PC Support Group.  “We believe our ranking highlights the market demand for a complete and affordable range of IT managed services for customers. “

“The PC Support Group are one of the few IT service companies that bring truly proactive support to SME’s, enabling them to make the same savings and gains from their technology as larger businesses. In these tough times any advantage we can bring to our customers can make a big difference.”

The MSPmentor 501 report (http://www.mspmentor.net/top501) is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey conducted October-December 2012. The MSPmentor 501 report recognises top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

“MSPmentor congratulates The PC Support Group on this honour,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts The PC Support Group in rare company.”

MSPs on this year’s global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues 24.5 percent to $2.54 billion. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 5.6 million PCs and servers, and nearly 400,000 smartphones and tablets, according to Joe Panettieri, editorial director, Nine Lives Media.

If you would like to discuss how The PC Support Group’s world class managed IT support can benefit your business then you can contact us by calling 0845 2233116 or emailing [email protected].

Advanced IT support technology now available to Leeds businesses

Posted January 2013

The PC Support Group opens in Leeds with new remote monitoring capabilities to deliver maximum benefit for small businesses

A level of support technology usually only enjoyed by large corporates is being made available to SMEs in Leeds for the first time this week.

The PC Support Group, based on the outskirts of Leeds, will be able to provide proactive system monitoring, normally the preserve of big business, to give small businesses the same competitive advantage.

Phil and David - webRegional Director David Tyrrell, formerly responsible for the UK IT network across 68 offices for leading motor parts distributor Andrew Page, said the availability of the technology was long overdue in the SME marketplace, and that it would make a huge difference.

“We know that the most basic requirement in all businesses is for their IT to work as it should so that they can get on with what they are doing,” said David.

“At The PC Support Group we proactively monitor for potential issues and work on our clients computers even when they appear to be operating perfectly. This keeps their IT system operating efficiently with much fewer failures, which saves people time and money.

The PC Support Group will be targeting small businesses in Leeds who have been frustrated by their IT not delivering what they need. The company will offer a full spectrum of services from fixing a small piece of hardware to the design and implementation of major IT systems.

With over 14 years’ experience of looking after IT  – strategic, technical and project management roles –  David has a lot to offer Yorkshire’s SME sector. “Working in big business has given me a great understanding of what it takes to get consistent performance from an IT system. It’s all about on-going improvements while controlling costs. No business, whatever its size, can afford downtime. My background can help me protect companies from that and build robust systems for growth.”

Leeds will be office number 14 for the ambitious UK network group – started just six years ago – which has successfully married a national vision with locally-based personal service.

If you operate a business in Leeds and would like to speak to David about IT issues or opportunities then see our IT Support Leeds web page or you can contact him by calling 0845 2233116 or emailing [email protected].

The PC Support Group Regional Director elected to Chamber Board

Posted January 2013

The PC Support Group has always been proud to operate from regional offices, get involved in the local community and support local businesses. We are therefore delighted that Mark Broadbent, Regional Director for Staffordshire has been elected onto the Board of Management for Stafford Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce plays a vital role for small businesses around the UK, being a vehicle to get problems heard by policy and decision makers by having regular dialogue with the Local Enterprise Partnership, local authorities, MPs, the Bank of England, Government Ministers, MEPs and EU Institutions.

Mark-Broadbent-head-shot-199x300The Board is responsible for steering policy, events and activities for the Chamber. Mark says “As a business owner I know how important it is to ensure local and national institutions consider our needs and I’m keen to represent and support all local businesses in the Stafford area via my work on the Board.”

The PC Support Group in Stafford has grown steadily over the last few years and it’s good to be able to put something back.” he added.

Mark also believes that his expertise in IT support and technology will be of great benefit in his new role and will help ensure local businesses can gain from the huge advances being made in IT such as improved broadband, cloud technologies and 4G.

If you operate a business in Staffordshire and would like to speak to Mark about IT issues or opportunities then you can contact him by calling 0845 2233116 or emailing [email protected].

The PC Support Group Expansion Continues

Posted October 2012

 

Following the opening of an office in Hull in June this year, The PC Support Group has just annouced two further offices have now opened in Stockport and Bath.

20.11.12 Photo credit : Phil TragenThe Stockport office will provide IT support in Stockport, Macclesfiel
d and throughout the south Manchester and north Cheshire area.

The Regional Director is John Kilkenny who has many years experience both in IT and business consultancy, an ideal combination to assist businesses in the area with their IT challenges.

John said, “I can’t wait to help businesses in the area make big improvements and savings through the advanced support technology and processes we have available within The PC Support Group.”

 

At the other end of the country, the new Bath office will be ran by Regional Director, Scott Coombs and will provide IT services to businesses throughout Avon and Somerset including Bath, Bristol, Wells,  Weston Super Mare and Bridgewater.

Scott Coombs photoScott has over 17 years experience in the IT industry, most recently with the mobile operator Everything Everywhere (previously known as Orange) and in that time has dealt with everything from the most basic PC problems to large scale server issues.

Scott said, “The PC Support Group shares my passion for delivering great service and is one of the few IT support companies to offer truly pro-active managed IT support to SMEs and home users so I’m delighted to be providing this throughout the South West of England.”

Any business or home user in these areas who would like to know more about how The PC Support Group can help support them should contact us by calling 0845 2233116 or emailing [email protected].

Philip Bird Named in MSPmentor 250 List of Top Global Executives

Posted September 2012

Philip BirdPhilip Bird, the Managing Director of The PC Support Group, has been recognised as one of the top managed service provider (MSP) executives in the world today in the 2012 survey by US based MSPmentor.

The survey conducted throughout May to July this year by Nine Lives Media (which operates MSPmentor) identified the top 250 experts, entrepreneurs and executives from across the globe within the IT managed service provider industry.

Phil said, “Both my business partner Simon Albert and I have worked hard over the last few years to build a truly great IT service provider, aimed primarily at SMEs, and it’s great to gain recognition for that work. It’s a huge honour”

He added, “The entire team at The PC Support Group, including staff and Regional Directors, has done an outstanding job of providing Managed IT Services to many hundreds of businesses across the UK. We are pleased with our work so far and we’re even more excited about our future.”

MSPmentor monitors IT support businesses and individuals on a worldwide basis and its readership and editorial staff are uniquely positioned to identify the world’s top MSP experts. MSPmentor is the world’s leading managed services provider blog and community—and the ultimate guide to managed services.

The complete MSP Mentor Top 250 list can be found at http://www.mspmentor.net/250-2/

If you would like to know more about The PC Support Group services then e-mail [email protected] or fill in the ‘How can we help?’ form on the right.

New Regional Director Announced

Posted July 2012

IMG_3844-234x300The PC Support Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Halstead as new Regional Director for the Chester and Wirral region.

Marc joins The PC Support Group with vast experience, having spent over 14 years working in IT, most recently as Network Manager for Mawdsley Brooks in Manchester.

Commenting on his appointment Marc says: “I’m really excited about the challenge ahead. The PC Support Group has a fantastic reputation for offering high quality IT Support and I believe that there’s a great amount of business in the area that would benefit from the services we have to offer. I’m looking forward to building on the company’s reputation of providing small businesses and home users with high quality, professional IT support.”

Managing Director of The PC Support Group, Phil Bird commented: “We are pleased to have Marc on board. With his experience we are confident that he can take The PC Support Group in the Chester and Wirral area to the next level and assist many more people and businesses with their IT challenges”

If you are based in or around the Chester and Wirral area and would like to speak to Marc to discuss your requirements then please contact him on 0845 2233116, 

E-mail [email protected] or fill in the ‘How can we help?’ form on the right.

New Hull Office Open For Business

Posted June 2012

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The PC Support Group is continuing to grow with the opening of a new office in Hull. The new office will provide IT support and expertise to businesses and home users across Hull and throughout East Yorkshire.

The branch is headed up by Regional Director, Andrew Low, who has 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, bringing with him extensive understanding and knowledge of delivering professional IT services to the commercial sector.

He says:  “The PC Support Group has a strong track record in high quality, award winning IT support and I am delighted to be bringing this service to East Yorkshire.

With the right type of support IT can bring a wealth of benefits to a business, I’m really looking forward to helping businesses throughout the region achieve savings and growth through technology.”

 If you are based in or around the Hull area and would like to speak to Andrew to discuss your requirements then please contact him on 0845 2233116, e-mail [email protected] or fill in the ‘How can we help ?’ form on the right.

The PC Support Group (Staffordshire) Gains Microsoft Small Business Specialist Status

Posted February 2012

Microsoft Small Business Specialist StatusThe PC Support Group (Staffordshire) has been awarded Microsoft Small Business Specialist status. The accreditation highlights a proven capability and skill to deliver complex IT Solutions for customers across multiple Microsoft products and technologies.

 

The PC Support Group specialises in these services throughout the UK and we’re delighted that the Stafford office has gained this formal recognition from Microsoft.

“We are delighted with our new qualification. Becoming a Microsoft Small Business Specialist is recognition that we are able to offer Microsoft solutions designed to address the needs of businesses” said Mark Broadbent, Regional Director of The PC Support Group Staffordshire. “As a Microsoft Small Business Specialist we have access to premium content and resources. Our aim is to help local businesses and assist them in making smart technology decisions.”

Microsoft have this to say about Small Business Specialists:

Small Business Specialist Partners are experts in the design, deployment and customisation of small business solutions. They’ve also worked tirelessly to provide the most advanced IT answers for small businesses.

 

If you would like to discuss your IT requirements then call 0845 2233116 or email [email protected]

The PC Support Group is the ‘Most Loved’ IT Support Company in the UK

Posted February 2012

Phil Bird & MattThe PC Support Group have topped a poll by the website www.thebestof.co.uk to be crowned as  ‘The most loved Computer Services and IT Support’ company in Britain. The poll which was carried out between the 1st-14th February asked businesses and individuals to vote for their favourite companies.

The PC Support Group came out top in ‘the most loved Computer Services and IT Support’ category as well as being one of the top 30 loved companies in Britain across all the categories.

“We are absolutely delighted to have picked up this award” said Phil Bird, Managing Director of The PC Support Group. “We work hard to ensure our customers come first, so it is a great honour that they have voted for us. This award shows that we really do offer our customers an excellent service that they can rely on.”

This award represents a successful beginning to 2012, having also been recently included in the  MSP-Mentor Top 50 Managed Service Providers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The PC Support Group Named As One Of The Top IT Service Providers

Posted February 2012

MSPmentor awardsThe PC Support Group has been named as one of the top 50 Managed IT Service Providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Nine Lives Media and MSPmentor, who compile the rankings, congratulated The PC Support Group for its leadership position within the EMEA market. Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media said; “While many IT resellers across EMEA cling to break-fix business models, the EMEA 50 list identifies true market leaders among IT service providers.”

“It is a great honor to be included with this elite group of Managed Service Providers” said Philip Bird, Managing Director of The PC Support Group.” Being included on such a distinguished list really highlights our commitment to providing our clients with a first class service. This confirms that we’ve made the right investments in our business, people, process, technology, partners and most importantly our customers, and is clear recognition of our growing reputation as one of the UK’s leading IT support providers”

The MSPmentor 50 EMEA Edition recognises top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.