Europe’s largest independent IT solutions provider, SCC, has been named Managed Services Provider of the Year at the prestigious CRN Channel Awards 2015.
Now in its 22nd year, the CRN Channel Awards continues to represent the pinnacle of achievement in the UK market, rewarding outstanding performance in the IT channel.
SCC’s win is a landmark milestone in its strategic transition from IT reseller to become Europe’s leading independent IT services business.
SCC has invested heavily in its own Data Centre & Cloud Services and owned facilities, including more than £60m on the expansion of its COL1 Data Centre in Birmingham and acquisition of FAR, SSE Telecoms’ flagship, Tier 3+ Data Centre in Fareham earlier this year.
Since hitting the acquisition trail in 2012, SCC has also invested in Managed Print Services business M2, Data Telecoms provider Fluidata and, last month, leading global Cloud Services Provider SIPCOM as it grows its Cloud Delivered Managed Services (CDMS) proposition.
SCC’s total rack capacity now stands at over 1,800 and 14Mv of power, with the business closing FY15 on 67% occupancy and annual rack growth of 145%.
SCC’s Data Centre and Cloud services hit £26m last year following a succession of key customer wins including Kier Group, Samworth Brothers, Grafton Group, Macdonald Hotels, United Utilities, Department for Work and Pensions, and WHSmith.
It was the Data Centre transition project with WHSmith that particularly impressed the CRN Channel Awards judges, commending SCC on its technical capabilities, skilled team, and new positing as a top 3 UK Data Centre Services provider
SCC Chief Executive James Rigby said: “To be recognised by CRN is clearly an honour – but to win Managed Services Provider of the Year is particularly special as a reward for our hard work in the strategic transition of SCC.
“As a business, we’re firmly on track to achieve our 2017 target of £50m EBITDA, through organic and acquisitive growth and delivery of a market-leading, end-to-end Cloud Delivered Managed Services proposition.
“Most important to us are the long-term partnerships we’re developing with our customers in the mid-market space – and we continue to invest in the most appropriate areas for future success.”