Content and Code have announced that they will be joining IT Lab.
The new combined business has a turnover approaching £60 million, boosting the IT Lab team from 450 to more than 550 employees operating globally from London, Manchester and Cape Town, serving more than 700 mid-market and enterprise clients.
IT Lab Chief Executive Peter Sweetbaum, a former Cabinet Office technology advisor, remains in the top job.
Tim Wallis, founder of Content and Code takes on the role of Chief Digital Officer of IT Lab and will lead the future relationship with Microsoft.
The combined business creates a Microsoft partner which is now capable of delivering a full portfolio of professional and managed services across the core Microsoft technology stack of Office365 and M365; Azure, Dynamics 365 and SharePoint.
Together with IT Lab’s cybersecurity offering and Content and Code’s Enterprise Mobility and Security capabilities, the combined proposition is industry challenging through its scale and range of capability.
Clare Barclay, Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft UK, said: “I’m excited by the coming together of Content and Code and IT Lab and the combined proposition this will bring for helping customers digitally transform their business. I look forward to continuing their long-standing partnership with Microsoft.”
Craig Fellowes, Productivity Sales Director of Microsoft UK, added: “Content and Code has been one of our strongest and most trusted partners for as long as I can remember and has continued to set the benchmark for excellence in Modern Workplace.”
Fellowes continued: “This, coupled with IT Lab’s domain and industry expertise make this is a very promising combination to provide our customers an even more complete solution and support. This new partnership will undoubtedly provide our customers with an additional and credible option to consider when choosing who they want to help migrate, deploy and manage their desktop environment.”
As well as McLaren F1 and the British Paralympics Association, the combined business provides services across the mid-market and enterprise space including clients such as:
Serco, Heathrow, Mott Macdonald, NSPCC, Whitbread Group, Theramex, British Engineering Services, Phaidon and Keolis Amey.
Tim Wallis, founder of Content and Code, added: “The demand for IT services is growing at a rapid pace and we had been looking to join forces with another organisation for some time to take advantage of the opportunity.”
Wallis said: “Finding an organisation which could not only help us compete with the bigger providers in the market, but which also shared the same vision, ethos and culture as Content and Code was a challenge until we began talks with IT Lab. It is clear that this new partnership shares all the ambitions and values that we wanted.”
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