A leading Welsh IT service provider has been named ‘cloud partner of the year’ at an international conference organised by Dell EMC in Vienna.
Newport based Certus Technology Group fought off competition from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to pick up the award at the annual ceremony celebrating IT innovation. The awards capped off Dell EMC’s two-day EMEA Partner Director Solutions Conference in which Dell EMC addressed over 500 international partners and discussed future plans, including an increasing focus on cloud computing.
The win follows on from the firm’s recent rapid growth, which has included expansion to new areas of the country in Hemel Hempstead. Certus TG is the first IT provider in the UK to be officially certified as a cloud partner of Dell EMC, and don’t appear to be slowing down after the company announced a projected turnover of £9.5 million by the end of the year – over twice as much as the year before.
Accepting the award on behalf of Certus Technology Group was CEO, Paul Brown, who collected the award from the Dell EMC leadership team, including founder and CEO, Michael Dell.
Paul said: “It’s a privilege to be named cloud partner of the year by Dell EMC, which adds to an already great 2015 for us. Considering that there were over 500 partners at the awards, many of whom work with cloud systems, it’s a great achievement for us to be named the best in the sector.
“We have a close working relationship with Dell EMC, which began with our initial business goal of achieving Dell EMC premier partner status within a year. We pride ourselves on only selling Dell EMC products, and, as a result, they have faith in the standard and security of the datacentres that we provide.
“This accolade is the highlight of a year where we have seen substantial growth in the UK, and with Dell EMC recognising the quality of our work, we are even more ambitious for our own success as we move into 2016.”
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Laurent Binetti, vice president & general manager, channel, Dell EMC EMEA, said: “Certus Technology Group is a very important channel partner for Dell EMC in its country. Over the past four quarters it has demonstrated an exceptional growth and a strong partnership across all functions and business units.”
Certus TG provides more than 200 clients across the UK with infrastructure and services – ranging from managed IT support and security to advanced storage solutions, cloud services and desktop virtualisation.
Certus TG is headquartered at Celtic Springs near Newport and was founded in 2001. Current clients include the Millennium Stadium, Freshwater, Broomfield & Alexander, Premier Global, Julian Hodge Bank, Tenovus and Watts Gregory LLP.