This year Advanced UK is celebrating its 27th anniversary on July 5th, 2018 and to celebrate we have a few things up our sleeves.
To begin with, we are excited to announce the launch of our new website on the same date we became established. Also, throughout the rest of 2018, we will be announcing some great offers to new and existing clients.
It’s been an exciting journey throughout the years and decades, and we are incredibly proud to be steering ourselves towards three decades in business. We are also immensely proud to have won many accolades throughout the years and to be recognised for our work in the industry as a Xerox Platinum Partner.
Our journey began in 1991, as one of Xerox’s first partners. Throughout the 90’s the business focussed on growth and expansion, as well as working hard to gain a good percentage of the market share. As we entered the new millennium, the company had grown organically, and the number of staff employed was at its highest. Despite the hardships of the mid-millennium recession, Advanced UK survived this period, through perseverance and determination. They focussed on service delivery, partnerships and sustaining the long-term relationships with clients.
In 2010, the ownership and direction of the business changed and in came Phil Tucker. A focused, driven and highly successful business leader, who at the time, had over 25 years’ experience within the industry. Phil joined having worked at Xerox for eight years in various sales roles and enjoyed an immensely successful career as one of Xerox’s most accomplished sales professionals. Phil and his team have grown the business turnover organically from £8m to £14m today. In late 2016, Phill took a commanding ownership position completing an MBO and has new sights to drive our vision to be a 20 million turnover business by 2020.
One of our longest standing employees is Sanjiv Rao, who started working in the industry in 1993 with a full set of hair, then moved across from Xerox UK to Advanced soon afterwards. When asked why his tenure had lasted so long, he said ‘’I never imagined staying here for over 20 years, the years have flown by. Advanced has managed to develop, adapt and grow through every situation experienced over the decades including the changing marketplace, our customer’s needs, Xerox’s business model and a management buy-out. There is a ‘feel-good’ factor in working for an organisation which supplies ‘cutting-edge technology’ and now having established a niche over a sustained period makes the role, people and company enjoyable to work with.’’
From us all at Advanced UK, we would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped Advanced UK grow over the last 27 years. This includes all our staff (past and present), clients, suppliers, friends and family.