Technology pioneer, APSU, the most highly accredited IBM business partner in Europe, joined more than 250 guests at the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 Awards Dinner held at Vinopolis in central London on Wednesday, 27 November 2013.
Managing director Paul Bromelow and group marketing director Gerry Burke were present to accept their Tech Track 100 Award, marking APSU as one of Britain’s fastest growing tech companies. Ranked the top company in the south-west of England and number 20 overall, APSU entered the list for the first time with a 129% annual sales growth over the last three years.
The Hiscox Tech Track 100, published in The Sunday Times, is organized by Fast Track, the UK’s leading networking events and research company, and the annual awards are now in their 13th year. Title sponsor Hiscox, main sponsor Barclays and award sponsor the London Stock Exchange joined an impressive panel of speakers, including Dr Mike Lynch OBE, the founder of Automony, Piers Linney, the new ‘dragon’ on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den, and Lord Paul Drayson of Drayson Racing Technologies.
“Placing at number 20 is a significant achievement and demonstrates our passion, determination and technical innovation,” APSU’s CEO Steve Morris said. “APSU’s growth has been attributed to the development and deployment of our feature-rich cloud-based managed IT services in the UK; however, in 2014 we will be extending our reach to international markets. With North America and Europe our prime targets, acquisitions are now key to meet our strategic goals.”
APSU’s managing director Paul Bromelow stated: “I joined APSU from IBM, where I led cross-brand business development activities worldwide for IBM Mid-Market and prior to that I worked for London & Partners as their global sales director. I believe my experience working with global businesses will provide the appropriate direction for APSU at what is a very exciting time. We will be leveraging our relationships with IBM and independent software vendors (ISVs) to build new, cloud-orientated routes to market.”
Group marketing director Gerry Burke added: “APSU has a unique position of IT leadership in several market sectors, providing services to an impressive list of industry-leading companies, including the largest technology and IT-consulting company in the world, all 3 of the top 3 high-street banks, 11 of the top 50 UK retailers, 2 of the top 20 UK insurers and 6 FTSE100 companies. Our enterprise customer base is expected to grow exponentially in 2014 as we work with IBM and ISVs to deliver game-changing technology, IaaS, managed services and business continuity solutions both in the UK and in our targeted international markets.”
APSU is a technology pioneer delivering cloud-based services into the IBM mid-range market before any other company. Viewed by IBM as a strategic partner with board representation on IBM’s Worldwide Advisory Councils, the company has an impressive technical pedigree. It is the highest accredited IBM Business Partner in Europe and is elite in the channel; sitting at the number one position for Power Systems (i and AIX), PureFlex, Enterprise Storage and IBM Tealeaf.
Hiscox is a specialist global insurer with over 100 years of underwriting expertise. The company works with organisations and individuals to provide cover that is tailored to suit often complex and unusual insurance needs.
About Fast Track
Fast Track is the UK’s leading networking events and research company which focuses exclusively on top-performing private companies and entrepreneurs, and publishes league tables ranking them in the The Sunday Times.
Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, the company operates in over 50 countries and employs over 140,000 people.
About The London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange is the world’s most international exchange. Over 2,500 companies from over 90 countries are quoted across its markets, with a combined value of £3.7 trillion.