This north London company sells equipment and IT consultancy services to customers in the education, charitable and commercial sectors. It specialises in Apple and Adobe products, and its services include curriculum planning, student purchase schemes and managed infrastructure. Last year it diversified into commercial and public sector consultancy and added HP, Toshiba and Microsoft to its product mix. Academia has proprietary ordering software that dovetails with customers’ procurement systems. Managing director Mike Bacon, 47, started the firm in 2003 and its sales reached £37.2m in 2013.
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