About Us

Established back in the eighties as a family run business, we rose through the ranks to become one of the top ten largest value added resellers in the UK. We sit proudly on our British roots, with 5 regional offices across the country, housing a skilled workforce of more than 500 employees.

Our operations serve a wide and diverse customer base across the public and private sector, helping them to improve efficiency, ROI and cost reduction through technology – and we’ve won awards for doing it!

Home grown

We’re UK Sovereign and pay UK taxes

Good Parenting

Part of the £2.5bn Westcoast Group

We build our own products

Viglen devices are manufactured on-site

Government approved

Position on 25+ Government Procurement frameworks

Smart logistics

Over 650,000 orders shipped last year

Award winning

CRN Public Sector VAR of the year 2017

Number one

Google Reseller into Education & Apple Education Reseller

Triple Platinum

The only UK reseller to achieve HP triple Platinum status

Where we came from

1982

Our story begins… XMA began life as Elganhurst Limited in Nottingham, supplying computer equipment and consumables.

1986

Elganhurt Limited had reached a £1million turnover, changed its company name to XMA Limited and moved to its new offices in Nottingham.

1995

Almost 10 years on, turnover had rocketed to £37million and by then, a steady workforce of 130.

1998

We opened a second purpose built office opposite and split our business across end user, retail and wholesale.

2007

In 2007 we were acquired by the Westcoast Group and became part of a £1.4 billion, British owned group.

2010

We acquired Orion Storage Solutions, boosting revenue to £140million and our workforce to 250.

2011

Direct IT was acquired, expanding our existing service offering and workforce.

2014

2014 saw the acquisition of QC Supplies Limited, specialists in print hardware and consumables.

2015

Household name Viglen Limited was acquired, expanding our national footprint to St Albans and adding in-house PC manufacturing to our skills repertoire.

2017

We opened a 5th regional office in Chertsey and established a new corporate division with 28 new employees appointed.

2018

We started the year at a very commendable £400million revenue and a strong workforce with more than 500 employees.

What we do

Our purpose is simple. To deliver IT solutions which enable customers to evolve and transform the way they work.

By understanding customer goals and expectations, we apply the right balance of compute, datacentre and print technologies, to empower connectivity, mobility, security and collaboration across the whole of the private and public sector.

We’re passionate about delivering an outstanding customer experience. Trusted by some of the largest organisations in the UK, we put our customers at the heart of all that we do.

Understanding customer goals and expectations

Designing best of fit solutions

Delivering on our promises

Acting as a trusted advisor

Partnering with leading vendors

Exceeding customer expectations

Our vision

We have a clear vision which focuses on achieving business success through growth, operational efficiency and by creating a great place to work for our staff.

Our values

Make a difference

Everything that we do, is done with enthusiasm and positivity. We go the extra mile to ensure we add value through our knowledge and expertise, ensuring results no matter the challenge.

Powered by our people

We believe it’s important to share knowledge and experiences by consulting with and involving others. We work as a team with shared goals, celebrate our team successes and maintain a continued commitment to ongoing personal development.

Customer focus

We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and go the extra mile to ensure we deliver on our promises.

Forward thinking

By openly embracing change and challenging the norm, we help our customers to radically transform their business, solve problems and promote sustainability and innovation.

Our offices

Our national presence enables us to deliver a truly personal service. With five regional offices and a countrywide network of technical engineers and support staff, it doesn’t matter where in the UK you are, we will respond to your service demands in rapid time.

Head Office - St Albans

7 Handley Page Way,
Old Parkbury Lane,
Colney Street,
St Albans,
AL2 2DQ

Nottingham

Wilford Industrial Estate,
Ruddington Lane,
Wilford,
Nottingham,
NG11 7EP

Glasgow

Pavilion 2,
Junction 24 Business Park,
Helen St,
Glasgow,
G51 3AD

Halifax

1 Quarry Court,
Beacon Hill Road,
Halifax,
HX3 6AQ

Chertsey

3000 Hillswoods Business Park,
Hillswoods Drive,
Chertsey,
KT16 0RS