IT security distributor, Distology, has moved its global headquarters to Stockport town centre following its most successful period of trading to date, during which the firm has more than doubled its team.
The firm has moved to new premises at Orbit Development’s One St Peter’s Square in Stockport town centre; the move has tripled the firm’s floor space to over 4,000 sq ft.
The move will facilitate the firm’s significant growth over the past 12 months, with scaling backed by private equity investment from NorthEdge Capital earlier this year. The firm has more than doubled its headcount from 20 to 50 employees, and onboarded 40 new strategic partners.
Distology has made a number of senior hires over the past year, including new Chief Product Officer, Lance Williams, who joined in June 2021 following a 15-year stint at global IT infrastructure provider Softcat, where he headed up its market development for services. Bringing with him vast experience in growing revenue and services, as well as improving collaboration within internal teams, Lance will be instrumental in Distology’s next phase of growth.
The IT security distributor, which holds key partnerships with specialist technology vendors including Okta, Verkada, Yubico, LogRhythm and Beyond Identity, has increased its revenues by more than 75% over the past three years.
Distology CEO, Hayley Roberts said:
“It’s been a really challenging 18 months for so many businesses, with so much uncertainty across the board. However, we’re delighted that we’ve been able to accelerate growth from both a team and commercial standpoint, whilst retaining the key elements that make our business unique.
“We credit our success to a number of different factors including the dedication of our talented team, our unique and innovative ways of working, exceptional customer experiences and deep knowledge and expertise of the cyber sector,”
As it scales, Distology will continue to prioritise growing its team with a focus on promoting diversity. In 2020, the business won the Gender Parity Award at the CRN Women in Channel Awards, and in 2019 launched its ‘Join the Club’ campaign, focusing on getting more women into STEM roles. Hayley continued:
It’s a really exciting time at Distology and we’re looking forward to really accelerating the successes we’ve seen over the past 12 months. We want to continue shaking up the distribution market, with a focus on providing a unique and valuable service to our clients, as well as growing and developing our internal team,”
Photo: Orbit Developments Leasing Director, Rhys Owen (L), and Distology CEO Hayley Roberts (R), at the firm’s new premises in One St Peters Square in Stockport town centre.