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Who We Are


Europe’s largest multi-brand provider of managed print services, document and process technology and outsource services.

Our unique approach to Managed Print Services provides clients unrivalled uptime, super-efficient processes and innovative technology. Apogee’s combination of hardware and software tailored to suit your organisation, supported by our market-leading remote monitoring and onsite service, will optimise your performance.

The technology we provide onsite is perfectly complimented by our range of specialist Outsource Services that include digital print, scanning and graphic design to ensure we keep your organisation running around the clock.

Our Approach

Maximising the performance of your print and document process infrastructure throughout its lifetime with pro-active Managed Services and continuous improvement is our primary objective. Leveraging that infrastructure to drive your processes and optimise workflows is where our innovation could deliver additional savings and other benefits to your organisation.

Experience

With over twenty years’ experience, Apogee supports businesses of all shapes and sizes in every industry sector. This depth of experience has equipped us with vast amounts of specialist knowledge allowing us to design and tailor a solution specifically to suit the business landscape in which you operate.

Expertise

We have the proven expertise to deliver an optimised print strategy. Our market-leading, highly qualified, Professional Services experts who will take time to understand your business and the unique way your people, processes and technology currently work. We optimise your performance through our unique Managed Service solution, monitoring your devices on a real-time basis, resolving potential faults before they occur and dispatching engineers before you call to request one.


Apogee Company Timeline

Apogee Corporation was first established in 1993 (formally known as Crystal Print Services Limited). Since being founded, the business has seen growth both organically and through multiple acquisitions.

The acquisition of Balreed Digitec in 2015 saw then CEOs (Jason Collins and Robin Stanton-Gleaves) partner and continue to develop the business reputation in the market place. With effect from 1st August 2018, Hewlett Packard (HP) completed the acquisition of Apogee, who now operate as an independent subsidiary of the wider HP business.

  • 1993: Founded

    • Founded in 1993, formally known as Crystal Print Services Limited.
  • 1998-2009: Acquisitions

    • Apogee acquires Flag Copiers
    • Apogee acquires F Smith Ltd
    • Apogee acquires City Business
    • Apogee acquires Accuracy Business Systems Ltd
    • Apogee acquires Advance Group Ltd
    • Apogee acquires Express Copier Services Ltd
    • Apogee acquires City Digital (East Midlands) Ltd
  • 2010: Investment & Acquisitions

    • LMS Capital invest in Apogee for a 34% stake
    • Apogee acquires Office Perfection Ltd
  • 2011: Acquisitions

    • Apogee acquires A Healey Ltd
    • Apogee acquires South Wales Photocopiers
    • Apogee acquires Gemtec Holdings Ltd
    • Apogee acquires ABS Technology
    • Apogee acquires Churchill
  • 2012: Partnership & Acquisitions

    • Partnership agreement with Dell signed for UK and Switzerland
    • Apogee acquires LBE Holdings Ltd
    • Apogee acquires Total Digital Solutions Ltd
    • Apogee acquires Canotec London Ltd
  • 2013: Developments

    • LMS exited the business
    • Roll-out of Dell contract across France, Germany and Spain
  • 2014-2015: Acquisitions and Updates

    • Apogee acquires Sagecom SA
    • Apogee DDS certified to ISO 27001
    • Apogee acquires Xact Document Solution
    • Apogee acquires Copydoc
    • Apogee acquires Positive Digital Solution
    • Apogee acquires Balreed Digitec
    • Apogee HQ relocates to Maidstone Nimbus House
    • Apogee passes 300+ staff
  • 2016: Investment & Acquisitions

    • Investment by Equistone Partners Europe
    • Apogee acquires Kon-X Wales Ltd
    • Apogee acquires BAS Burosysteme GmbH Germany
    • Apogee acquires Direct Business Systems
    • Apogee acquires Hibernian Business Equipment Ireland
    • Apogee acquires CityDocs Ltd
  • 2017: Acquisitions and Updates

    • Feb: Apogee passes 500+ staff
    • Apogee acquires Danwood Group
    • Apogee acquires Clarke Office Solutions
    • Apogee acquires Kopiervertrieb Rhein-Ruhr GmbH Germany
    • July: Apogee passes 1,000+ staff
  • 2018: Acquisitions and Updates

    • Apogee recertified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards
    • HP completes the acquisition of Apogee on 1st August 2018
  • 2019: Innovations &Updates

    • Apogee DDS recertified to ISO 27001 standards
    • Launch of 'Apogee Cloud Print' & ARMA solutions
    • Apogee launch DAAS offering
  • 2020: Acquisitions & Developments

    • Apogee announce partnership with PrintReleaf initiative

Board of Directors

Mark Smyth

Chief Operating Officer

Carl Day

Sales & Marketing Director

Simon Green

Group IT Director

Steve Shaw

Chief HR Officer

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Robin Stanton-Gleaves

Chief Executive Officer

Robin is the Chief Executive Officer and has more than 25 years of experience within the print technology industry, starting his career as a sales person in London and progressing to be the owner and MD of a £40m+ nationwide business prior to joining Apogee as Joint CEO. His work ethics, his focus on clients and his management skills have allowed his career to progress.

Today at Apogee he has the pleasure of working with a Board of Directors who share the same business ethics, which is what drives Apogee forward. He founded Balreed Digitec and led the business as it developed from an initial start-up to a nationwide managed services provider with a turnover of £40m+. The core principles of innovation and quality of service helped it establish a reputation as a premium MS provider and it was this that led to Apogee Corporation acquiring the Balreed business in August of 2015.

 

Gary Downey

Director of Business Strategy

Gary is the Director of Business Strategy of Apogee Corporation Ltd, responsible for all wider business and marketing strategies and activities across the Apogee Group. Before joining Apogee he was the Marketing Director of the Balreed Group which grew and evolved into an industry-leading managed services provider until the acquisition by Apogee in August 2015.

Prior to Balreed, Gary was Marketing Director at global office solutions company IKON where he led the organisation’s Marketing activities in the UK and Europe from the launch of the company in 1996 until its global acquisition by Ricoh. Prior to this role Gary held Marketing positions in retail and property organisations. Gary holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Economics from Newcastle University and a post-graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

 

James Clark (ACMA, CGMA)

Group Finance Director and CFO

James Clark is the Group Finance Director and CFO at Apogee Corporation. He is a commercially focused Finance Leader with International and Multi-Industry experience.

An accomplished, commercially astute and hands-on member of the Board of Directors, James brings significant expertise in developing and managing all financial aspects of company strategy to drive growth and enhance profitability.

 

Mark Smyth

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Smyth has a career that spans over 3 decades in senior leadership within the technology and managed services sectors. Mark has a defined obsession for exceptional service and operational excellence, combined with leadership that motivates and empowers people to achieve their goals and outstanding results.

Previously the National Operations Director for Ricoh UK and Ireland where Mark spearheaded significant growth and organisational integration of several acquisitions. Prior to Ricoh UK, Mark was the National Operations Director and Customer Services Director for IKON Office Solutions, one of the world’s largest independent value-added resellers.

Mark is dedicated to giving back and is an avid supporter of charity – specifically Teens Unite that helps youngsters with life limiting illnesses and The Princess Trust, helping young people create a brighter future. Mark has taken part in numerous charity events, fund raising and volunteering for truly great causes and community programs.

 

Carl Day

Sales & Marketing Director

Carl has been in the technology and managed services industries for the majority of his professional life, and has extensive experience of leading direct and indirect sales teams in both B2B and B2C markets.

Carl is passionate about personal development, work-based learning and coaching, all of which are critical for Apogee as we invest in developing our skills and effectiveness in this area. He has a Master’s degree in leading sales transformation, and a track record of implementing and enhancing programmes that drive sales performance and ultimately growth in market share.

Prior to joining Apogee, Carl was Director of Client Development for Europe & Asia at ACA Europe, a leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance advisory services and technology solutions. Before then as a UK Board Director at Toshiba TEC, Carl was responsible for the indirect and direct sales channels for the UK and Ireland, and prior to joining Toshiba he held senior roles in marketing, IT development and sales management at Ricoh.

 

Simon Green

Group IT Director

Dynamic and results oriented, Simon Green is MBA educated and takes a strategic approach to successful IS transformation, delivering ‘cost appropriate’ and ‘value creating’ ICT solutions.

Simon has helped transform businesses by building high-performance teams, managing people through change and making complex IT understandable and actionable.

 

Steve Shaw

Chief Human Resources Officer

Steve is a strategic HR leader with experience in a number of markets including advertising, marketing, IT, quality assurance and advisory services. Steve brings extensive experience of enhancing leadership capability in global businesses, development of people strategies, building organisations and delivering value add services.

Steve is focused on building our people capability, business transformation, improving performance, employee development and engagement and, in turn, employee satisfaction, company growth and sustainability.  In short, making Apogee's people and offering the best that they can be.