SCC acquires avsnet, creates ‘SCC AVS’

Specialist Computer Centres (SCC) has acquired a significant stake in communication and collaboration solutions provider, avsnet, underlining SCC’s ongoing intent to be a significant player in the visual communications and collaboration space. Sitting within the SCC group, this move will merge SCC’s long-standing audio visual (AV) business with avsnet’s specialisations to form ‘SCC AVS’.
avsnet has built a reputation as market-leader in innovative, creative, tailored solutions. Their experienced and knowledgeable team have created long-term partnerships that have delivered real business benefits. Today’s move creates an entity that is unique to any other AV integrator. SCC AVS has the ability to leverage SCC’s broad range of IT capabilities to provide customers with true end to end solutions.
Mike Swain, SCC Services Managing Director, commented: “SCC has had an enviable reputation as an IT solutions provider for over 40 years. Now with the accelerated convergence of IT and Visual Communications this acquisition significantly enhances our existing audio-visual capabilities, creating a market leading entity that addresses business requirements for the integration of VC and collaborative solutions with industry leading security, network and cloud services.”
SCC AVS will provide a complete portfolio of services from audio visual design through supply, installation, commissioning and programming as well as video conferencing and collaborative solutions including cloud based and as-a-service models.
Managing Director and Founder of avsnet, Graham Fry, said of the acquisition: “This represents a huge opportunity for us and I am proud of my entire team for their ongoing hard work and commitment to the company and our customers. With SCC’s backing we can now enhance our collaborative portfolio and expand the scale of our services to meet the needs of enterprise customers.”
Graham will continue as Managing Director for the new SCC AVS business whilst retaining an equity stake in the business.
SCC’s Chief Executive, James Rigby, said: “I am delighted to welcome everyone at avsnet to the group. SCC AVS is an exciting development in a growing sector and this further expands our capabilities and builds on our continued growth and success.”
With the acquisition complete, SCC AVS now plans to develop services further, leveraging the group’s scale, contacts and IT expertise to power continued progression.
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Notes to Editors
About SCC
We enable people to do business by planning, supplying, integrating and managing their IT. We make IT work through partnership, knowledge and passion: trusted to run IT infrastructure services for leading business across Europe for over 40 years.
We’re trusted to plan essential IT for our Government, emergency services and national security. Leading logistics, communications and utility businesses rely on us to supply their IT.
We integrate enabling IT that supports the British economy. We manage the IT that creates the foundations of our national charities and heritage.
We plan, supply, integrate and manage IT. So when people do business, we make it work.
SCC’s award-winning UK Data Centres keep data secure to Official & Official Sensitive (IL2 & 3) security standards, housing the most established and cost-effective cloud solution as the first Pan-Government Accredited provider.
As a privately-owned business, we continue to evolve through organic investment, acquisitive growth and achieving a cultural fit with our customers.
Points of interest:
  • Europe’s largest independent IT Services business
  • Top 3 UK Data Centre & Cloud Services provider
  • The technology division of Rigby Group PLC
  • Profitable track record since 1975
  • SCC revenues: £1.83bn
  • Over 5,500 employees
  • Supporting more than 5 million users
  • Leading strategic partner to all key vendors
About avsnet
Established in 2005, avsnet is a communication and collaboration solutions provider unlike any other.
An outstanding track record of delivering immediate, sustainable business improvement to organisations of every size and sector.
Our extensive technical knowledge underpins a broad portfolio. This includes visual communications, unified communications, collaboration solutions and an unrivalled understanding of the corporate network. We only recommend best-in-class technology to deliver the benefits you expect.
From managed services and implementation services, to flexible consumption models and usage and adoption programmes, our expert team will identify your optimal solution and deliver everything flawlessly first time, every time.
We are the only choice for communication and collaboration solutions.

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