< About Us - BCN

We are experts in delivering and managing business-critical technology solutions

In an age of digital transformation, the IT challenges facing your business have never been greater. For you, this might mean going paperless, securing yourself in the cloud, or simply finding better ways to communicate. Whatever digital transformation looks like to you we will help you get there.

Our team are ready to support your organisation with IT solutions spanning cloud infrastructure, security, software, telecoms and application development. You can take peace of mind that our experts are some of the most knowledgeable in the industry.

IT Infrastructure upgrade to support growth for leading book wholesaler

Gardners Books

Bespoke application for Lawyer Checker building on their 'Microsoft first' strategy

Lawyer Checker

Migration of 4,500 users to Microsoft Azure Private Cloud Exchange Environment for Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police Authority

Bespoke SharePoint Online Application for Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport

“BCN’s proposal was set around what we were wanting to achieve rather than ‘what would you like to buy’, which is why they won the tender.”

Pendle Education Trust

Our brand promises

Every part of our business is aligned around delivering and upholding the following key promises to our clients. In doing this we strive to deliver a best-in-class client experience as standard.

To be a trusted adviser – always focused on what is in the best interest of our clients

Technical knowledge and advice, delivered in plain English

Proactive in sharing advice, knowledge and industry insight

To be transparent, accountable, and dependable, always

We partner with the biggest names in technology

This ensures we can provide the solutions your business needs all under one roof

Gold Microsoft Partner
HP Gold partner
Fortinet
Ring Central
Sage

Trusted by our clients

1,000

the number of clients who trust us daily to manage their business-critical solutions

30,000

the number of end-users we support every day

220

our number of industry-accredited colleagues

98%

our client retention rate

On the journey with you

Each of our clients are navigating a journey that’s unique to their business, and we are on it with them. We share their goals. We take accountability. And we are passionate about good customer service. We’d love to find out what stage of the journey your business is at and where you’d like to go next.

We are one of the fastest-growing, most trusted digital transformation companies in the UK. Our team of 220 industry-accredited colleagues, based across four sites, are all problem-solvers. They include IT advisers, cloud specialists, software developers, security experts, project managers and support analysts. Together, we support more than 30,000 users and 1,000 clients.

How it all started

BCN Group was formed in 2009 by Simon Kelf and Matt Smith, born out of a mutual drive to help organisations work smarter, faster, and more efficiently through technology.

Simon and Matt understood that many businesses experience fear, uncertainty and doubt when it comes to technology. The truth is, Simon and Matt never set out to sell technology. They set out to guide organisations to a smarter way of working. In doing this, they have become one of the fastest-growing, most exciting technology solutions and services providers in the UK.

From their humble beginnings in Matt’s garage in Wilmslow, the business now has three sites across the north and 220 team members.

Our accreditations

BCN Group is proud to hold the following accreditations which recognise the standards we adhere to in providing exceptional levels of service, skills, knowledge, and procedures to our clients.

Microsoft Competencies

We hold thirteen Microsoft Competencies demonstrating our areas of technical capability. 

Gold competencies include Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, Application Development, Content and Collaboration, Data centre, and Small and mid-market cloud solutions. 

ISO 9001 (Quality) certified

We are ISO 9001 certified and formally audited by the Centre for Assessment (CfA). The ISO 9001 standard formally specifies quality management and improvement system that brings consistency and continual improvement in delivering services to our customers.

ISO 27001 (Information Security) certified (SGS)

BCN Development & BCN Hosting are ISO 27001 certified and have been formally audited by SGS the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification company. We comply with the 20 mandatory clauses providing continued confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information as well as legal compliance.

ISO 27001 (Information Security) certified (NQA)

BCN Development & BCN Hosting are ISO 27001 certified and have been formally audited by global certification body, NQA. ISO 27001 provides a framework for BCN to provide continued confidentiality, integrity and availability of information as well as legal compliance.

Cyber Essentials Plus Certified

We are Cyber Essentials Plus Certified, meaning that our essential cyber protections have been verified through a hands-on technical certification process, including Firewalls, Secure Configuration, User Access Control, Malware Protection, and Patch Management.