A BROCKHOLES company is set for a move to new premises after enjoying soaraway success.
PC Specialists Ltd provides a wide range of IT services to businesses and the education sector. Customers include many of the UK’s leading universities as well as schools and colleges nationwide.
The business, which employs 32 people, also supplies equipment to small firms of all kinds – from a single computer upwards. Business-to-business is an expanding market for the company – with the proportion of B2B deals having doubled since 2009.
PC Specialists is a Microsoft Silver OEM Hardware Partner and a Platinum Intel Technology Provider. It keeps close links with manufacturers and distributors to ensure the firm is kept informed about product changes.
One such close relationship, with Clevo, a leading manufacturers of quality laptop chassis, has led to a sizeable increase in laptop sales. From January last year, PC Specialists has been importing from Clevo directly and in bulk – increasing the range available and reducing cost.
The firm launched a trade website in 2011 to sell laptops to re-sellers who buy fully-built machines or chassis and parts. An ever-increasing list of customers now includes a large number of European accounts.
Finance manager Judy O’Brien said: “We currently occupy five units at Brockholes Business Park. In order to expand the business, the company need to relocate to new purpose-build premises.
“The new premises will benefit us in several ways – by providing more space to store stock and enabling greater economies of scale when importing; by reducing costs through increased efficiencies and a well-designed production facility; and by increasing the confidence of businesses looking to source a professional company from which to purchase their computer requirements.
“Once relocated, the business will have the opportunity to research and develop new solutions.
“The main strategy will be to use the new premises to further expand into the business and education markets because these currently make up a smaller proportion of the business – yet yield huge expansion potential for the company.”