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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 info@pcsupportgroup.com.

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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 info@pcsupportgroup.com.

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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.

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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.

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The PC Support Group’s office supporting the Anglia region has been awarded the accolade of ‘Most Loved’ IT Support company in Cambridge.

The award was from a poll by users of thebestof.co.uk, one of the UKs leading online business directories.

Peter HannahRegional Director, Peter Hannah said, “We work very hard with businesses and home users throughout the region to ensure high standards of customer service, in addition to delivering technically excellent solutions, so we’re obviously delighted to be recognised in this was way.”

“It’s a much deserved award for all our staff that work so hard to not simply deliver great support but to engage and understand customer needs”.

The PC Support Group specialises in providing 24/7 systems monitoring for SMEs – previously only enjoyed by larger businesses with deeper pockets.

Peter again: “This technology is now available and affordable. It allows us to work on our clients computers even when they appear to be operating normally to identify potential issues early and take action, saving them time and money.”

If you are based in Cambridge or the surrounding area and would like to discuss your IT requirements then please contact Peter on 0845 2233116 or info@pcsupportgroup.com – or complete the form on the right of this page.

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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.”

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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 info@pcsupportgroup.com

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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.”

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Chris Coles

Apparently the 17th January was officially the most depressing day of the year but we’re pleased to say that we’re not letting these statistics get us down. This week saw The PC Support Group opening a new office to provide local computer support to businesses and homes throughout Cumbria.

Chris Coles (right) has joined us to run the operation throughout Cumbria from his base near Lancaster.

Chris joins the group with a huge amount of IT support experience, most recently with BAE Systems, and he is enthusiastic about how The PC Support Group can help businesses and home users.

He says “Having spent many years applying best practice principles in the corporate world I’m looking forward to helping smaller businesses and home users get the best from their IT. All too often sound professional advice is not available to this market so I’m excited to be part of The PC Support Group as this as at the heart of our offering”

He added “Times are hard right now and technology can play a huge part in helping or hindering a business. I’m looking forward to being able to offer first class IT support throughout the region with a big focus on great customer service, something that is often lacking these days”

If you’re based in Cumbria and would like Chris to discuss your IT requirements then please call us on 0845 2233116, email info@pcsupportgroup.com or click on the ‘How can we help?’ button and complete the form.

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The PC SZEN Gold Partnerupport Group has been awarded Gold Partner status with Zen Internet.

The broadband connection is one of the key areas of any company’s IT infrastructure as it is the gateway to an ever growing list of business critical functionality including email,
access to web sites, social networking and cloud based applications. Without an internet connection most businesses can barely continue to operate.

It is for this reason that The PC Support Group has partnered with Zen for a number of years. Zen has been awarded nine ‘Which? Best Buy’ awards in 6 years for its broadband service in addition to being voted Best Broadband ISP at the PC Pro Awards for the past 6 years.

Simon Albert, Operations Director at The PC Support Group says “We partner with Zen in order to ensure a high level of customer service and quality service provision for our customers. The number of technical issues we get from their internet services is minimal compared to other providers we’ve worked with and if there is a problem we are able to work closely with them to resolve it quickly.”

He added, “Zen always work to ensure that customer solutions are achieved as efficiently as possible and to the highest possible standards. We’re delighted to have achieved Gold Partner status and look forward to working with Zen to deliver excellent service and customer satisfaction over many years to come.”