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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 info@pcsupportgroup.com.

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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 info@pcsupportgroup.com.

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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.”