Despite a challenging year for all, Giacom has continued to experience an exciting period of growth over the last five years. Much of Giacom’s business involves selling tools that support businesses being able to work remotely, such as Microsoft Teams, virtual servers and cloud-based security solutions – the tools their customers need to be able to work from home. As 2020 comes to a close, Giacom is looking back and celebrating a challenging, but successful 2020.
Earlier this year, Giacom topped the list for Yorkshire’s Fastest Growing Business 2020. Out of 100 companies, the list recognises Yorkshire companies that have achieved sustained turnover and growth over a five year period. Giacom was awarded first place, achieving an adjusted average annual growth of 207.4 per cent, posting a pre-tax profit of £3.6m on £35.5m turnover.
Additionally, Giacom ranked 292 out of 500 in the Deloitte Fast 500, 51 in the Tech Track 100, and the winner of the Acronis UK Regional Partner Award.
The cloud services distributor has also been shortlisted for the Santander Technology Business of the Year award, Growing Business of the Year (mid-sized company) award, Tech Business of the Year award at the National Technology Awards, and IT Distributor of the Year and Cloud Services Vendor at the Comms Business Awards 2020.
As well as the recent award wins and launching numerous products over 2020, Giacom has had a busy year in terms of partnerships. Giacom started the summer becoming the new principal club partner of Hull City. Having formed in Hull, Giacom is a huge supporter of the club, and is proud to stand alongside other great businesses from the region.
As part of the partnership, Giacom has recently collaborated with Hull City and Microsoft to connect children to technology while supporting local schools. The businesses are working together to give young supporters the opportunity to show off their football skills and win special prizes for both themselves and for their school, aiming to give the club’s younger fans easier access to remote working tools, particularly amidst the current climate of many activities moving online.
More recently, Giacom announced that it is being acquired by leading channel-only IT, communications and cloud platform business Digital Wholesale Solutions (DWS). As remote working and cloud-based collaboration accelerate the convergence of unified communications and IT, both companies are excited about the potential growth opportunity.
2020 was a challenging year for many, and Giacom stepped up to offer support during the pandemic, helping businesses of all sizes migrate to remote working and cloud services. To smooth this transition, Giacom offered free Microsoft Teams 6 months trial and discounted rates of Cloud Server and Microsoft Business Voice.
Alongside helping its customers, to keep the momentum going in the business during unprecedented challenges, Mike Wardell, CEO, Giacom, distributed letters to his employees, rewarding their children with an Amazon voucher for letting him ‘borrow Mummy/Daddy’ to help over COVID-19.
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