SME of the Year – PC Specialist Ltd – Sponsored by Kirklees Stadium Development Limited
DANNY Williams is 27 and Managing Director of the firm he started as a teenager building computers in his bedroom at home.
He couldn’t believe that the Brockholes company had won the award against “great” competition.
But the young businessman might not have been at the awards ceremony at all had it not been for his Finance Manager, Judy O’Brien who had to persuade him to enter.
“Every year the forms come through the post but this is the first time that I’ve persuaded Danny to enter,” said a delighted Judy.
The company is enjoying success providing a wide range of IT services to businesses and the education sector.
PC Specialist Ltd lists many of the UK’s leading universities, schools and colleges and small firms among its customers.
The firm 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 Specialist has been importing from Clevo directly and in bulk – increasing the range available and reducing cost.
The firm is also planning a move to new premises in order to expand the business.
Also nominated in the category sponsored by Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd were Towndoor Ltd and Balance Accountants Ltd