IT consultancy Q Associates acquired by Logicalis

10 August 2022 2 min. read

As Logicalis looks to boost its partner network and client support in the UK and Ireland, it has purchased Q Associates. The addition of the IT consultancy supplements Logicalis’ workforce with 70 new professionals.

A platform, data and services specialist, Q Associates helps organisations across the commercial and public sector leverage new services and technologies. The company is headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, with regional offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle, as well as a Microsoft technical delivery team in Zimbabwe.

Over the years, Q Associates has served clients including UK Universities and Research Councils, Government Security Services and Home Office departments and commercial clients. To best help those clients in their digitalisation efforts, Q Associates has strategic partnerships with the world’s most exciting and innovative providers, so you can access the best services and technologies. These including AWS, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco and Veritas. This positioning has attracted the attentions of a buyer.

IT consultancy Q Associates acquired by Logicalis

Founded in 1997, Logicalis is a UK-based communications technology consultancy. Its 6,500 employees supply digital services accelerating the digital transformation of over 10,000 customers around the world. To help initiate that, the firm counts some of the world’s largest technology companies as its partners – including a number shared by Q Associates, such as Cisco and IBM.

Alex Louth, CEO of Logicalis UKI, said, "This announcement shows our commitment to being at the top table in the UKI partner market and customer landscape, especially around the Higher Education and Government Secured Services sectors. In addition, extending the reach and skills of Logicalis UKI shows our hunger to grow and provide increased value to customers across all sectors."

The acquisition of Q Associates also adds complementary capabilities to Logicalis’ core expertise in the UK and Ireland. As well as helping to better connect with the firm’s existing partners, the arrival of Q Associates’ team bolsters Logicalis’ offerings in digital infrastructure, networking and cloud work. This enables a broader portfolio of services for customers operating in the digital-enabled world.

Andrew Griffiths, Business Development Director, Q Associates, added, "We are extremely proud of the achievements of Q Associates with strong values around technical excellence and customer satisfaction. This acquisition is a natural fit for both organisations and will provide clear benefits to our customers through the extended capability and reach of Logicalis. I am very excited by this next stage in our evolution."