There might still be a couple of trading weeks left in December before everyone puts Slade on repeat and forgets about work for a while, but SCC is already in a position to talk about 2019 in positive terms.
The reseller has cut the ribbon on an office in Leeds, spent millions refurbishing it’s 1980s Birmingham headquarters to bring it up to date and continues its managed services push.
The firm is the largest privately owned reseller and in its last financial year, to the end of March, it saw revenues coming in at £2.2bn. That meant the firm produced a sixth year of growth. That figure included a 15% increase in the turnover generated by the services and solutions side of the business.
SCC chief executive James Rigby said that it had managed to deliver growth against a challenging background. It has been a year overshadowed by Brexit uncertainty and the China and USA trade war has had some impact on technology prices.
“SCC has continued to achieve year-on-year growth throughout a turbulent time for business in the UK and substantial reinvestment we’ve made over the last few years. I’m proud to lead a business that is bursting with talent and dedication to succeed – and what we’ve managed to achieve in 2019 has to make it the best year ever,” he said. “Not just in terms of financial results or award wins – but also in the close, valuable, long-term relationships we build and maintain with our customers,” he added.
Rigby said that the firm had been able to renew business with major UK firms that had worked with SCC for a while and were happy to continue the relationship.
“Our continued ability to deliver IT innovation is testament to our people and our unique ability as a privately-owned business to be agile and flexible,” he added “Through dedication and hard work, we’ve given ourselves the best platform to keep growing and keep winning, and we look forward to meeting any challenges that lie ahead.”
Last month the firm cut the ribbon on its Leeds office to provide more muscle to its North West commercial team and it also opted to spend £7m on refurbishing its HQ, which it is in the process of finishing.