SCH once again outlined its intentions to invest heavily in the SCC brand on the release of its 2012 financial results.
As CRN reported earlier this year, the parent company of SCC and SDG recorded its strongest performance in its 27-year history, posting record double-digit revenue growth to £2.76bn for the year ended 31 May.
Profits rocketed 102 per cent to £22.9m, with the company experiencing growth in all territories.
However, since its unaudited results were published in March, the company has sold distribution arm SDG to Tech Data for a reported £219m. The deal covered the UK, France and the Netherlands.
The UK demonstrated a particularly strong performance for the year, with revenue increasing 13 per cent to £1.13bn. In addition, turnover grow by 15 per cent in the Netherlands, 29 per cent in Spain and 4.8 per cent in France, with Romanian revenue to other group companies increasing by 8.4 per cent.
And plans are afoot for continued investment in SCC. The integrator recently became the first UK firm to receive pan-government accreditation for its public sector cloud services platform.
In a statement Sir Peter Rigby, chairman and chief executive of SCH, said: “Clearly we are delighted with a set of results that represent the group’s strongest performance in almost four decades of trading.
"Not only will the disposal of SDG allow the business to flourish in an organisation which shares a common vision, culture and values, but it will also enable us to invest fresh impetus in the evolution of the SCC brand, focusing on a range of high-growth areas. We expect to sustain continued expansion in the years ahead.”
James Rigby, managing director of SCC, said it was "exciting times for SCC". “Our strategy of investing in both our technology and our people has been rewarded with a third consecutive year of growth, while the SDG disposal will allow us to concentrate on high-margin segments of the technology industry including storage, intelligent networks, virtualisation, datacentre solutions and the cloud," he added.
“In addition to the single focus, there will also be additional capital available for SCC’s next phase of growth, helping us position it as the technology solutions, services and cloud partner of choice for mid-sized companies and government organisations.”
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