Birmingham, UK, 21-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In a deal announced today, SCC, Europe’s biggest independent IT services business which is part of the Rigby Group, has taken a controlling stake in One Point, adding mobile voice and data capability to complete its Cloud Delivered Managed Services (CDMS) proposition.
One Point becomes SCC’s third major investment in 2015 – another key milestone in the development of its CDMS portfolio following investments in Fluidata and SIPCOM earlier this year.
Having invested more than £50m in its own Data Centres – including the acquisition of SSE’s flagship Tier 3+ Data Centre in Fareham in 2014 – SCC has since bolstered its capability in connectivity, voice, and now mobile to complete its CDMS offering.
One Point simplifies the delivery of mobile voice and data services by unifying best-in-class technologies to improve business performance. The strategic partnership will see One Point continue to operate as normal, under its own brand and existing leadership team.
James Rigby, SCC Chief Executive, said: “We’ve been actively pursuing an investment in mobile – and in One Point we’ve found the right business to complement our existing services portfolio and deliver the same, excellent levels of service to customers.
“We’ve worked tremendously hard to build a formidable Cloud Delivered Managed Services proposition – and position SCC at the cutting edge of IT service delivery.
“This investment marks the completion of our CDMS portfolio, in terms of capability. We’ll now look to drive the proposition forward, adding additional capacity where necessary, alongside continued organic investments in our own Data Centre Services.”
One Point Managing Director Ben McElligott added: “Aligning our business with SCC increases our overall service offering, expanding our own capability and making the most of our service offering, particularly around mobile.
“The investment from SCC cements One Point firmly in the mid-market space and provides our customers with additional choice and value. We’re delighted to be joining SCC and view this as a great partnership for both our business and our customers.”
In November, SCC was named Managed Services Provider of the Year at the CRN Channel Awards 2015. The judges commended SCC for its “long-term investment in its capabilities and developing a comprehensive and effective value proposition,” and described SCC’s entry as “a shining example of clear strategy and delivering exceptional results to its customers.”
SOURCE: Rigby Group PLC