Managed Print Services Giants Merge in UK

Balreed Digitec Group Ltd, one of the UK’S leading providers of managed services, has been acquired by Apogee Corporation Ltd.

Apogee, an independent managed print services specialist for over 20 years, is also based in the UK. Apogee was included on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 List, and the Deloitte Futures 1000 Survey.

The acquisition, allows the two former companies to join forces to create the largest, independent, Europe-wide provider of managed services for print, document and process technology.

Two of Balreed’s group managing directors, Robin Stanton-Gleaves and Gary Downey will join the Apogee board, as Joint CEO and Group Marketing Director respectively. They will work alongside Joint CEO Jason Collins and the other Apogee Board members in the new expanded group.

Jason Collins, Apogee Joint CEO said, “This is a very exciting acquisition for Apogee, and is a significant development in our growth plans. Balreed is an excellent business with a trusted name throughout the UK. We are delighted to bring their clients and staff into the Apogee group and are very much looking forward to leveraging the synergies and best of breed from both organisations. This acquisition gives Apogee a run rate turnover of over £150m.”

Robin Stanton-Gleaves, Joint CEO added “The two organisations share many values and a commitment to delivering superior levels of service. The pro-active managed services we have developed will remain a key focus for the new enlarged Apogee group, playing a critical role in our future growth, and giving us the scale and reach to become the number one independent choice for managed services in the UK and across Europe.”

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