More than 4,000 software resellers, consultants and IT service providers use this company’s cloud-based platform to buy products ranging from email software and document storage to encryption and anti-virus software. Founder Nick Marshall, 48, started Giacom as an internet services provider in 1999. Today the firm is led by chief executive Mike Wardell, 37, who oversaw a management buyout in 2017 funded by the private equity firm Livingbridge. The firm also moved to larger offices in Yorkshire last year and changed the name of its flagship MessageStream platform to Giacom Cloud Market. Sales hit £13.9m in 2017 and international expansion is being considered.
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