Cambridge manged IT services company, Camb IT Support is helping one of the country’s fastest-growing private companies stay ahead of the curve.

Camb IT Support’s newest customer, online electronics retailer Velocity Outlet was ranked as the fastest growing company in the East of England in the most recent Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 and as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe in the Financial Times 1000.

Founded in 2013 by Eddie Latham and PJ Scott, Velocity launched its Majority Radios brand last year which is already the second largest in the UK by volume sold. The company has grown its sales over the past three years by an average of 155% a year, reaching £13.3m last year. This astounding growth rate saw it ranked 11th nationally in the Fast Track 100.

The innovative Cambridge company is also making its online retail know-how available to other more established players, announcing last month that it had partnered with global electronics giant Sony to launch the brand on eBay as a completely new sales channel for its refurbished, returned and excess stock. Velocity has also recently signed similar deals with Lego and Hasbro.

Operating at the forefront of two of the fastest moving sectors – online retail and consumer electronics – Velocity decided that it needed a local partner to support its existing IT systems and help formulate a robust IT strategy to underpin its ambitious expansions plans.

Velocity has chosen Camb IT Support to provide desktop IT support for employees at its Bar Hill warehouse and new Histon office. Camb IT Support also manages endpoint and email security for Velocity, deploying AI-based email security from Vade Secure and Bitdefender’s GravityZone Advanced Business Security.

Among the recent IT infrastructure projects undertaken by Camb IT Support is the installation of a cloud-managed WiFi network, providing full coverage of Velocity’s Bar Hill warehouse.

Camb IT Support’s managing director, Rob Corder said: “We are proud and excited to be working with Velocity Outlet, one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.

“Velocity is growing incredibly quickly which means that we can add significant value as its IT partner. Its directors, PJ and Ed can concentrate on continuing to grow business and revenues, while Camb IT Support can provide operational and strategic support to ensure that the company’s IT systems continue to support their business objectives.”

IT company turns old hardware into vital communication tool for local girl

Camb IT Support has recycled its way in to a local girl's good books by selling off some of the IT bits and bobs lying around its office to raise money for an iPad that will help her communicate with her family at home.

Five year old, Emily Wood of Offord Cluny in Cambridgeshire has Cerebral Palsy which means that she needs a wheelchair to get around but which also prevents her from verbally communicating with her friends and family, leaving her understandably frustrated.

You can read more about the initiative in an article published in the Cambridge News on Saturday 19th July.