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Announcements / 4 February 2021

New year, new site, same excellent IT support from Mirus IT


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Awards, Press Releases, Announcements / 24 August 2020

IT Lab Ranked Premier Managed Service Provider

IT Lab, a Content+Cloud Company, Again Features in Elite MSP 501 List

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Press Releases, Announcements / 13 March 2020

IT Lab Completes Acquisition of Leading Azure Specialist, Sol-Tec Ltd

13 MARCH, 2020: LONDON: IT Lab, the technology service and solutions provider business behind McLaren F1 sports cars, has today announced the acquisition of Sol-Tec Limited, one of Microsoft’s largest Azure partners in the UK and globally awarded ‘Azure Influencer Partner of the...

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Press Releases, Announcements / 19 August 2019

IT Lab Group Announces Mirus IT to Become Part of the IT Lab Group

19 August, 2019: London: Today IT Lab announced that Mirus IT, the long-standing Milton Keynes based managed services provider is now part of the IT Lab group. 

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Press Releases, Announcements / 15 July 2019

IT Lab Group Announces Support for Microsoft Managed Desktop Globally

15 July 2019, London: Today IT Lab Group (Content and Code + IT Lab + Perspective Risk) announced it is now an Authorised Microsoft Managed Desktop Partner providing global end-user support services alongside the Microsoft Managed Desktop service.

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Awards, Public Sector, Announcements / 1 July 2019

G-Cloud 11 Framework: IT Lab Awarded Nineteen Cloud Support Services

G-Cloud Supplier IT Lab Continues to Support the Public Sector's Digital Transformation  As a long-standing Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supplier, IT Lab's growing portfolio of cloud support services is available on the G-Cloud 11 framework.    

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Awards, Announcements / 7 June 2019

Content and Code is Finalist for Two Microsoft Awards

IT Lab company is finalist for Microsoft Customer Experience and Modern Workplace Transformation Awards    Content and Code, an IT Lab Group company, is today delighted to announce it has been named finalist for the Microsoft Customer Experience Partner of the Year Award – for...

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People / 15 May 2019

CRN Rising Stars Interview Peter Sweetbaum

Last month, CRN caught up with the CEOs of some of the UK channel's most ambitious, profitable and disruptive firms.  Below is the full interview given by IT Lab's CEO, Peter Sweetbaum.  

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Awards, Announcements / 8 May 2019

IT Lab Awarded 'Best Penetration Testing Specialists in England'

Perspective Risk’s Cyber Security Capabilities Commended Perspective Risk – part of the IT Lab group - awarded ‘Best Penetration Testing Specialists in England’ by AI Global Media. In our increasingly digitised world, no organisation is immune from cyber-crime. Penetration...

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Awards, Announcements / 29 April 2019

AT&T Cybersecurity Awards IT Lab Growth Partner of the Year

IT Lab Thrilled to Receive Security Accolade 

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Clients, Announcements / 15 April 2019

Crest Nicholson Chooses IT Lab for Multi-Year Service Contract

MSP Wins Tender to Manage House-builder’s Infrastructure

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Awards, Announcements / 24 January 2019

Cloudtango Ranks IT Lab as No. 1 MSP in the World

From the Big Apple to the Baltic States, from the Nordics to the Netherlands

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Announcements / 3 December 2018

IT Lab Approved as Member of the Cyber Exchange

As Director Elected to Influential Cyber Security Committee IT Lab is glad to announce our membership of the Cyber Exchange; a not-for-profit initiative connecting the cyber-security industry, government and academia. 

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Events / 16 November 2018

ITSB18: Adapting to Seize the Opportunities

Taking the Journey to Adaptive Tech  "Do you want to be excellent, or do you want to be comfortable?" 

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Press Releases, Announcements / 4 October 2018

IT Lab Completes Acquisition of Content and Code

New deal creates £60m revenue and most awarded Microsoft Partner in the UK  IT Lab, the technology services and solution provider behind McLaren F1 sports cars and the British Paralympics Association, has today announced the acquisition of Microsoft 2018 Worldwide Partner of the...

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Awards, People, Announcements / 2 August 2018

IT Lab Consultant Shortlisted for CRN Women In Channel Awards

Erin McCall Contender for Rising Star Reseller/Services Award Erin McCall - a valued member of IT Lab’s technology strategy consulting team – has been shortlisted for the CRN Women In Channel Awards 2018. 

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Awards, Announcements / 31 July 2018

IT Lab Awarded ISO 22301: 2012

IT Lab Achieves International Business Continuity Standard     IT Lab is pleased to announce that our Business Continuity Management System has been formally recognised as meeting the exacting criteria of ISO – the International Organization for Standardization.

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Awards, Announcements / 26 July 2018

MSP 501: IT Lab Celebrates Place Among the World's Top MSPs

IT Lab Recognised as Leading Managed Service Provider for Sixth Consecutive Year Every year, managed service providers across the globe compete for a coveted place in Channel Futures annual MSP 501 ranking list - the ultimate guide to the world's best MSPs.

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Clients, Announcements / 26 July 2018

IT Lab Becomes Authorised Technology Consultant to the BPA

IT Lab Meeting the Unique Needs of the British Paralympic Association    The British Paralympic Association (BPA) is responsible for selecting, preparing, funding and managing the world-leading Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the Paralympic Games – otherwise known as...

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Awards, Public Sector, Announcements / 17 July 2018

IT Lab Awarded Multiple Cloud Services on the G-Cloud 10 Framework

IT Lab Strongly Positioned to Support the Public Sector's Digital Transformation Due to our expanding portfolio, IT Lab has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 10 framework agreement for the supply of cloud services and cloud hosting, including the ability to ensure cloud...

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Announcements / 22 June 2018

IT Lab Invests in Leading IT Service Management Solution

ServiceNow to Enhance Customer Experience and IT Lab Offers Major Extra Benefit to Client Base  As part of our continued strategic investment in quality, we’re delighted to announce our successful migration to ServiceNow’s IT Service Management (ITSM) tool. ServiceNow is #1 in...

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Events / 22 June 2018

IT Lab to Advise the Third Sector at chase25

Key Annual Event for Charities, Associations and the Non-Profit Sector  Celebrating its 25th anniversary, chase25 is returning to London with a one-day event that will see charities, associations and non-profits come together to share their experiences on a wide range of topics....

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Announcements / 13 April 2018

IT Lab Completes Second Major Relocation in the Space of a Month

From Smithfield Market and Dickens to a Foundling Hospital  Almost a month to the day since IT Lab Manchester’s nostalgic farewell to Riverside, IT Lab London has moved. We’ve left Farringdon - best known for Smithfield market - behind. The area’s colourful past is referenced by...

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Awards, Announcements / 28 March 2018

IT Lab Joins Elite Tier of Microsoft Certified Partners

IT Lab Celebrates Six Gold and Two Silver Microsoft Competencies IT Lab is delighted to announce our new status as a Microsoft Gold and Silver Partner across a  spectrum of Microsoft specialisms. Gold is the highest accreditation Microsoft grants an independent technical support...

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Announcements / 16 March 2018

IT Lab Manchester’s Nostalgic Farewell to Riverside

From a Power Station to a Spinning Mill If the imposing building on Agecroft Road could talk, it would begin by telling you the story of the workers of Agecroft Power Station, who were the first to enter its doors in 1925. Fast forward to 2018, and it would speak of IT Lab’s...

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Partnerships, Announcements / 15 March 2018

McLaren Technology Group Renew Partnership with IT Lab

IT Lab’s Long-Standing Relationship with McLaren on Track to Continue Beyond the intensely competitive world of elite motorsport, McLaren’s technological expertise has been revolutionising the health, public transport and automotive sectors for decades.   

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Partnerships, Announcements / 20 February 2018

Manchester Chamber Welcomes IT Lab as Technology Services Patron

IT Lab's Role in Manchester Business Community Grows  For over twenty years, we've helped Manchester businesses with their technology. We also enjoy a long-standing relationship with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), having supported the Chamber's own IT needs. ...

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Partnerships, Announcements / 12 December 2017

IT Lab is New TRIMIT Partner in the UK

We're proud to announce that IT Lab has become a new TRIMIT partner in the UK.  This allows us to enhance Microsoft Dynamics NAV with TRIMIT’s industry-specific functionalities for the fashion, furniture, and general manufacturing industries.

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Clients, Announcements / 27 November 2017

KeolisAmey Metrolink Chooses IT Lab as Technology Partner

As Passenger Transport Provider Wins Greater Manchester Metrolink Contract  KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) secures the contract to run Greater Manchester’s Metrolink for up to 10 years and appoints IT Lab as its technology partner.

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Awards, Announcements / 17 November 2017

IT Lab Recognised in megabuyte50 Awards

IT Lab revealed as one of the UK’s best performing technology companies in prestigious Megabuyte50 awards

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Clients, Announcements / 24 October 2017

Diabetes UK Signs 3 Year Contract with IT Lab

Diabetes UK, the leading charity which aims to create a world where diabetes can do no harm, has this month signed a three year managed service contract with IT Lab.

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Announcements / 18 August 2017

Technology Funding Available to SMEs in Northamptonshire

Digital improvement grants of up to £5,000 are available to SMEs in Northamptonshire. IT Lab was on the airwaves with BBC Radio Northampton to discuss what this means for business owners in the county.

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Awards, Announcements / 21 June 2017

IT Lab Top Ranked Managed Services Provider 2017

IT Lab Ranked Top 2 in the UK and Top 50 Worldwide in MSPmentor's Guide to the Best Managed Services Providers

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Awards, Public Sector, Announcements / 31 May 2017

IT Lab Awarded Multiple Cloud Services on the G-Cloud 9 Framework

Due to our expanding portfolio, IT Lab has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 9 framework agreement for the supply of cloud services and cloud hosting.

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People, Announcements / 18 May 2017

IT Lab Driving Ahead with Key Management Hires

As a growing organisation, we are very proud to announce a number of key hires at IT Lab.

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Public Sector, Announcements / 9 March 2017

IT Lab Listed on Government Digital Marketplace

We're delighted to announce that IT Lab has secured its place on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 (DOS2) framework.

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Clients, Announcements / 21 February 2017

United Trust Bank Appoints IT Lab as Managed Service Provider

IT Lab is pleased to announce our appointment by United Trust Bank as their strategic technology outsourcing and services partner.

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Awards / 26 January 2017

IT Lab Awarded ISO 27001 Accreditation

IT Lab has received the International Standard Organisation (ISO) 27001 accreditation, meeting all the criteria and compliance requirements to effectively manage information security for its clients and IT Lab itself.

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Announcements / 23 November 2016

Important Price Changes for Microsoft Customers

From 1st January 2017 Microsoft will be introducing important changes to its pricing structures for enterprise software and cloud services.

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Awards, Announcements / 13 September 2016

IT Lab Lands at Number 80 on The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

We are thrilled to announce that IT Lab has officially been included in the 16th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table, revealed in yesterday’s Sunday Times.

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Clients, Announcements / 5 September 2016

RFIB Appoints IT Lab to Deliver Transformative Technology Strategy

Leading IT technology and managed services provider, IT Lab, appointed by international insurance and reinsurance broker, RFIB Group Limited, as its technology outsourcing and services partner.

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Events / 1 September 2016

The Changing Digital World: ITSB 2016

IT Lab Event Reveals Insights into the Changing Digital World at Leading IT Strategy Event Our annual IT Strategy Briefings (ITSB) showcased how organisations can utilise innovative technology and adapt to the rapidly changing digital world to drive success and business growth.

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Awards, Announcements / 8 June 2016

IT Lab Ranks as a Top Managed Service Provider Worldwide

Leading IT support and technology partner, IT Lab has been ranked within the top 50 of the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s ninth annual MSP 501 list and study.

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Events / 23 February 2016

IT Lab Sponsoring Housing Technology 2016

Leveraging value for housing providers under public service demand pressure IT Lab is proud to be part of Housing Technology 2016, an event which focuses on the crucial importance IT plays for housing providers who can use technology to improve their tenants’ lives.

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Announcements / 20 January 2016

IT Lab and Green Fields Celebrate Merger

Combined Capability Provides Unrivalled Portfolio of IT and Managed Services  The joining forces of IT Lab and Green Fields is driven by a recognition of the rapidly changing technology landscape and our desire to provide customers of both companies with an expanded portfolio of...

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Awards / 16 December 2015

IT Lab Awarded ISO 9001 Certification

IT Lab is delighted to have received ISO 9001 certification, ticking all of the boxes to drive down costs, increase productivity and boost customer satisfaction through our quality management system.

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Public Sector, Announcements / 11 December 2015

IT Lab Selected as a G-Cloud 7 Supplier

Over a dozen IT Lab services offered on the seventh iteration of the cloud procurement service

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Awards, Announcements / 23 November 2015

IT Lab Awarded Three Star Service Accreditation

We're thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a Three-Star Service Desk Certification (SDC) by the Service Desk Institute (SDI), demonstrating our outstanding capabilities in delivering the highest standards of IT support and managed services to clients and achieving...

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Clients, Announcements / 17 November 2015

Farmcare Officially Flies into the New World

Leading Rural and Agricultural Business Migrates to IT Lab System  Farmcare, has chosen IT Lab to fulfil a major IT contract that went to tender following Farmcare’s separation from the Co-operative Group last year.

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Awards, Announcements / 30 September 2015

IT Lab Shortlisted for Lloyds Bank Growing Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for our exceptional innovation and growth at the prestigious Growing Business Awards, held in association with Lloyds Bank.

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Events / 17 September 2015

IT Lab Manchester Celebrates Historic Building Roots

90 years ago Agecroft Power Station opens its doors on the current site of our northern office

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Announcements / 26 May 2015

IT Lab Acquires Top Manchester Firm, JMC IT

Top UK technology and managed services providers IT Lab and JMC IT merge to create a truly national 300-strong company

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Awards, Partnerships, Announcements / 22 May 2015

IT Lab Named Mimecast Customer Excellence Partner of the Year

London, UK – 22nd May 2015 – IT Lab has been announced as Customer Excellence Partner of the Year by Mimecast, the cloud email archiving, continuity and security service provider. The award was presented to IT Lab at Mimecast’s annual Partner Awards ceremony held in London last...

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Awards, Announcements / 21 April 2015

IT Lab Among World’s Best Managed IT Service Providers 2015

IT Lab is recognised as one of the world’s top providers of managed IT services.     

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People, Announcements / 11 March 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

Celebrating the Positive Addition IT Lab Apprenticeships are to our Organisation  It's National Apprenticeship Week, a much-deserved and dedicated time to recognise the valuable impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

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Awards, Announcements / 3 March 2015

We’re One of the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, Again!

Employee engagement keeps Big Ideas Group and IT Lab a top company to work for in 2015

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Partnerships, Announcements / 16 February 2015

IT Lab Unveiled as New McLaren Technology Centre Partner

McLaren announces IT Lab as an official technology services provider to the McLaren Technology Centre.

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Awards, People, Announcements / 6 January 2015

IT Lab CEO, Peter Sweetbaum, Honoured in 7th Annual MSPmentor 250

It is with great excitement that we announce that IT Lab CEO, Peter Sweetbaum, was selected for the 2014 MSPmentor 250 by Penton Technology Group.

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Events / 20 November 2014

IT Strategy Briefing 2014 - Highlights

At our IT Strategy Briefing in November at the Concorde Conference Centre more than 250 delegates saw a series of insightful presentations covering a range of key IT topics and a host of market-leading exhibitors showcasing their latest offerings.

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Awards, Announcements / 6 March 2014

IT Lab One of the UK’s Top Five IT Managed Services Providers

Industry survey confirms IT Lab’s position among the very best IT managed services providers in Britain, Europe and the world.

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Announcements / 14 October 2013

IT Lab Merges With Private Cloud Innovator Atlanta Technology

IT Lab and Atlanta Technology are excited to announce that we have merged to form a market leading £13M T/O managed service provider.

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Awards, Announcements / 13 February 2013

IT Lab Among World’s Best Managed IT Service Providers

A Continued Commitment to Delivering Service Excellence Ensures that IT Lab Ranks Among the Top Global IT Managed Service Providers in Industry Survey.

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