Q Associates acquires cloud and networking specialist Apex Group

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Q Associates, independent UK data centre infrastructure and data management services provider, has announced the acquisition of Apex Group, the Bracknell-based cloud and network services specialist. The combined company will employ around 80 staff, with turnover in the region of £35M.

Apex Group strongly complements Q Associates’ data centre infrastructure and data management solutions. In addition to specialist networking capabilities encompassing LAN, WAN and WiFi technologies, Apex Group brings a range of cloud migration and integration services with significant expertise around Microsoft Azure Cloud, Modern Workplace, Business Applications and Data Analytics. 

Together, these will offer significant value to Q Associates clients across all sectors as they increasingly rely on Microsoft technologies to deliver critical workloads and collaboration.

“The acquisition of Apex Group represents a significant development for Q Associates and our clients who are striving to embrace the benefits of digital transformation and cloud productivity,” said David Cue, Founder and Managing Director of Q Associates. “This is a key step as we continue to expand our digital services portfolio, supporting customers with specialist services across modern workplace, data centre and cloud environments – underpinned by independent advice and technical excellence.”

David Cue, Founder and Managing Director of Q Associates

“The acquisition of Apex Group represents a significant development for Q Associates and our clients who are striving to embrace the benefits of digital transformation and cloud productivity,” said David Cue, Founder and Managing Director of Q Associates. “This is a key step as we continue to expand our digital services portfolio, supporting customers with specialist services across modern workplace, data centre and cloud environments – underpinned by independent advice and technical excellence.”

Gerry Allan, Managing Director of Apex Group joins the Q Associates board. “We are delighted to be joining forces with Q Associates in a move that will hugely benefit both parties,” he said. “Our combined technical capability will enable us to support customers with a full range of expert services at a time when the IT landscape is rapidly evolving.”

Established in 1986, Q Associates specialises in the design, delivery and support of IT infrastructure solutions to more than 400 clients across the commercial and public sectors.  The company derives 50% of revenues from public sector relationships and is recognised as a leading provider of data centre solutions to UK Universities and Research Councils. Q Associates also provides a range of secure IT services through its QSS (Q Secure Systems) division. Commercial clients are supported across all major industry sectors including finance, legal, retail, transportation and energy.

Q Associates is headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, with regional offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle.

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