“We have aspirations now of turning this into the first £1bn-revenue cloud services provider in the UK”
Babble CEO Matthew Parker in August gave IT Channel Oxygen the scoop on its growth ambitions.
“Apart from starting my career as a psychiatric nurse, I’m also accident prone. At 13 I was struck by lightning. In my teens I was stung by a jellyfish. And more recently I was stung by a baby stingray on holiday in America – I’ve never felt pain like it in my life.”
Danny Masters, the new CEO of Lima, opened up on what might surprise people about him.
“Hopefully we can create a bit of a movement to attract some people into this industry”
Hayley Mooney, UK GM at Crayon, talked IT Channel Oxygen through the launch of Tech Channel Ambassadors, a community interest company seeking to raise awareness of the career opportunities across the IT channel.
“Littlefish might be one of Nottingham’s best kept secrets”
Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood characterised Littlefish as one of the city’s “best kept secrets” as she dropped in on it in April 2023.
“We’re not indexing where we should be, and even when we get there there’s a lot more to go at, so there is a huge upside to the acquisition and a huge opportunity”
New ebuyer CEO Rich Marsden said getting it back to its normal marketshare would add £10m-£20m in revenue.
“We’re not trying to move away from our heritage in reselling. But we know based on customer demand that we can and should be doing more to help our clients transform, and that’s what this acquisition is about.”
SCC Corporate Development Director, Christine Olmsted, opened up on the rationale for its off-piste acquisition of 150-person digital consultancy Nimble in September.
“We’ve been building operational capability in the US, but this is another 60 people who are very customer facing”
Xalient’s acquisition of Colorado-based Integral Partners in August trebled the size of its US operations, CEO Sherry Vaswani told IT Channel Oxygen.
“The LDC team has a strong track record in helping management teams of technology businesses to expand through acquisition, and this makes them the perfect partner to help us achieve our ambitions”
DSP CEO Simon Goodenough revealed plans to grow internationally as LDC replaced YFM as its PE backer in September.
“It’s a game changer for us; it feels like we’re back to where we belong.”
Misco Sales Director Lee Dutton responded to its inclusion in the £12bn public sector TePAS 2 public sector framework in October.
“The Advania model is to have that MSP/digital transformation and VAR capability in each country, so we’ll definitely be looking to emulate that in the UK”
Geoff Kneen, CEO of Advania UK, told IT Channel Oxygen that it is “definitely looking to acquire a UK VAR” following its rebrand from Content+Cloud in November.