Meet the UK channel's fastest-growing, most profitable firms

Doug Woodburn
clock • 1 min read
Meet the UK channel's fastest-growing, most profitable firms

CRN Rising Stars 2021 profiles seven MSP, resellers and consultancies that are outperforming the market on revenue growth and profits

Who are the UK's most ambitious, fastest-growing and most profitable channel partners, and how have they been transforming their businesses during the pandemic?

This question forms the crux of CRN Rising Stars 2021, which profiles seven high-performance businesses that sit outside the top 100 in CRN's recent VAR 350.

VIEW THE REPORT HERE

Our septet grew by an average of 109 per cent in their latest years and boast average net profit margins of 7.8 per cent - well above the 2.5 per cent VAR 350 average.

They range from a Dell partner that's eyeing £100m in revenues, to a London-based Microsoft Dynamics specialist aiming to be a European leader in its space.

These high-growth, high-profit firms are refusing to pull in their horns, knowing that the wave of digital transformation sparked by the pandemic could bring rich rewards for ambitious tech providers.

The report, in association with Agilitas, examines how these seven companies have changed how they operate since Covid struck, and whether they expect these changes to stick. It also looks at how they are gearing up for post-Covid growth, and where they see the biggest growth opportunities.

The ‘second wave of digital transformation' - as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently branded it - is seeing courts adopt remote jury technology, the NHS roll out chatbots, businesses adopt hybrid working and schools implement remote learning. Separately, the report also reviews some of these new types of projects thrown up. The firms we have spoken to for this section include Meridian, Prodec Networks, Cielo Costa, Sweethaven and Kinly.

More on Telecoms

Partner Content: Enabling bold decisions will help pave the way for a brighter future

Partner Content: Enabling bold decisions will help pave the way for a brighter future

James Audley, Head of Wholesale Product, Marketing and Strategy at Virgin Media O2 Business
clock 08 March 2022 • 5 min read
BT hands Ericsson major 5G contract as Huawei snub continues

BT hands Ericsson major 5G contract as Huawei snub continues

Nordic vendor will help manage 50 per cent of 5G traffic going through BT and its EE provider

Nima Green
clock 28 October 2020 • 2 min read
Huawei targeted influential Britons to back its role in UK's 5G infrastructure, according to a privately-funded dossier

'It puts Britain in the digital slow lane' - Huawei hits back as Gov bans its tech

Tom Wright
clock 14 July 2020 • 2 min read

Highlights

Staff & Salaries 2022

Staff & Salaries 2022

A snapshot of pay and headcount trends in the UK channel

Doug Woodburn
clock 09 March 2022 • 1 min read
Midwich CEO on Nimans acquisition, 2021 results and return to pre-pandemic levels

Midwich CEO on Nimans acquisition, 2021 results and return to pre-pandemic levels

Stephen Fenby talks to CRN after Midwich’s 2021 results in which profitability exceeded pre-pandemic levels

Josh Budd
clock 08 March 2022 • 3 min read
4 more vendors suspend sales in Russia following Ukraine invasion

4 more vendors suspend sales in Russia following Ukraine invasion

IBM and Microsoft are among a number of vendors which have also announced that they will halt sales in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

Dan Bennett
clock 08 March 2022 • 3 min read