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

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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 or fill in the ‘How can we help?’ form on the right.

New Hull Office Open For Business

Posted June 2012


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 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

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 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.

The PC Support Group Open New Office In Glasgow

Posted December 2011

After a successful 2011 The PC Support Group has started 2012 going from strength to strength by continuing to expand with the opening of the Glasgow office.

The new office will provide professional  expertise and IT support to small business and home users throughout North Glasgow and surrounding areas.

The branch will be headed up by Rob Dickie, who has 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, having previously worked as ICT manager for McKean Group Ltd. Rob brings with him a vast knowledge of industry technologies and technical support.

“I’m delighted to have joined The PC Support Group. Computers and technology form an integral part of our lives, both at home and at work, but sometimes business fail to utilise what is available to them.”

He added “The PC Support Group are known for providing high quality IT support without the usually associated high costs and I am looking forward to bringing this level of award winning service to the Glasgow area.”

Any business or home user in the Glasgow  area who wants to know more about how The PC Support Group can help support them should contact Rob by either calling 0845 2233116 or emailing

Regional Directors Get Together To Plan For The Future

Posted November 2011

PC Support Group team

The PC Support Group recently welcomed Regional Directors to their annual Directors day at the company’s Head Office in Liverpool.

The day gave an opportunity to connect with colleagues across the country, share best practices and success stories.

The annual event began with opening remarks from Phil Bird, Managing Director of The PC Support Group, who provided highlights and an overview of the last 12 months and plans for the upcoming year.

The day also featured a series of small group breakout sessions and presentations by guest speakers on marketing, delivering five star customer service and finance.

“Despite the harsh economic climate, the company has grown significantly over the last few years and we have ambitious plans for continued growth. Our Directors day provided a valuable opportunity for our Directors across the country to come together and update on the business and exchange ideas” said Phil. “As a company, it’s important to have these forums to focus on both professional and personal growth, and we were pleased to see an enthusiastic response to the event from our Directors. We had a productive meeting, and as always it was great to get together with the whole national team.”

New Head of Marketing at The PC Support Group

Posted September 2011

Joe Woodford photo

The PC Support Group has appointed Joe Woodford in the newly created position as Head of Marketing. Joe will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing and communications to support the continued growth and success of The PC Support Group throughout the UK.

Prior to his appointment at The PC Support Group, Joe was Marketing Manager with the Northwest Regional Development Agency for over four years where he was responsible for marketing and the strategic development of business growth in the region.

Commenting on his appointment Joe says: “It is an exciting time for The PC Support Group. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and 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 add Joe to our team. We have exciting growth plans for The PC Support Group. Joe’s knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand our network of offices across the UK.”

The PC Support Group sets up “Mary Queen of Shops” training centre

Posted June 2011

Scientium Academy photo

Liverpool council leader Cllr Joe Anderson has officially opened a new training centre aimed at boosting retail jobs in the city. Academy One, in Hanover Street, is a retail training venture between the city’s Liverpool One shopping centre, the National Skills Academy for Retail and Birkenhead training provider Scientiam, which has invested more than £170,000 in creating the centre.

The PC Support Group (Warrington) worked with Scientiam to define the required IT infrastructure and were responsible for the supply and installation of infrastucture. They are also providing ongoing support to ensure the training centre continues to operate effectively.

Holly Tonge, Operations Manager at Scientium said “We have been working with The PC Support Group for about 2 ½ years now. We have gone from utilising their services at one site to 4 in this time. During this time they have been reliable, helpful, efficient and professional.”

The Academy has already helped more than 50 long-term unemployed Merseysiders into work. It offers state- of-the-art training and conference facilities, including a mock shop, and will be the sole point of delivery of the Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas Masterclasses aimed at independent retailers.

Cllr Anderson praised the centre’s input into improving skills and training.