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We are on a mission to deliver innovative business transforming technology solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.

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Our values guide us in everything we do and help shape our culture and customer approach. Find out more about our values and meet some of our team.

Our Microsoft Partnership

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner, we’ve been at the centre of the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to every aspect of life and we continue to stand by their side at the centre of tomorrow’s digital transformations.

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Our partners

We have successfully built relationships with multiple partners that prepare businesses for the future.

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We understand our environmental responsibilities as a UK business and IT Managed Service Provider, and we understand how important it is for our customers to partner with responsible providers.


Our team is made up of a diverse group of people from all around the world, and we all have one thing in common: we’re passionate about providing our customers with outstanding solutions.

Thinking of selling your IT business?

Core is a well funded Microsoft Solutions Partner with a 30 year history of being at the heart of control in IT.

We are supported by our bankers and have funds available for strategic business acquisitions. Together with our successful acquisition track record and a commitment to making deals happen, now is the perfect time to talk to us if you are considering selling your IT business.

If you are interested in discussing a potential exit of your IT business, please complete the form on the right. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence and a mutual non-disclosure agreement will be exchanged prior to any discussions taking place.

Interactive Microsoft workshops

Our workshops are designed to help you realise the value of Microsoft technologies in your business, gain real value from your investment and transform the way you work.

The workshops are a collaborative and immersive experience; our experts will work with you to identify your business objectives and establish the Microsoft technologies to help you achieve them.

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Our range of workshops covers every aspect of the modern workplace including productivity, collaboration, identity, security and compliance and communication, with interactive and engaging sessions that bring the art of the possible to life.

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Read more about the interactive workshops we offer, and how they can benefit your business by downloading our guide.

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Discover why Core is the first choice for many organisations looking to add flexibility, efficiency, and expertise to their teams.

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From Microsoft’s leading platforms to bespoke cloud solutions, Core’s range of cloud technology solutions covers everything the modern workplace needs.

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Whichever challenges you face on your digital journey, Core's professional services team has a solution to help, from IT Project Management to our innovative Smart Services.

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Certified secure solution for the public sector, providing a reliable, flexible, secure and affordable IT solution.

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Certified commercial sector solutions, covering all your commercial needs from financial and legal services, through to manufacturing.

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Why customers choose us

Since we were founded in 1990 and started our Microsoft journey, we have supported over 10,000 customers on their communications and collaboration projects, and with the introduction of Microsoft's cloud technology, have grown our capabilities significantly across Microsoft 365 and Azure.

What sets us apart is a talented and passionate team who truly love what they do, demonstrating boundless enthusiasm and dedication in every single project.


"It was apparent from day one that Core had a depth of knowledge in Microsoft 365, which we simply hadn’t found anywhere else."

Greater London Authority

"Core has a lot of experience working with the public sector, which was definitely a benefit."

Angel Trains

"There’s such a good working relationship with Core, it’s like having another permanent person in our organisation."


"We had a really good, down to earth relationship with a few of the guys, and they know what they are doing."

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Manufacturing in the Digital Age: How IT Managed Services Lead the Way

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by technological advancements and the need for increased efficiency, agility, and competitiveness.

In this digital age, IT plays a pivotal role in empowering manufacturing companies to stay ahead of the curve. One of the key strategies for leveraging IT in manufacturing is through IT managed services. Discover how the additional features of Microsoft 365 E5 can help your organisation to improve security and maintain compliance. 

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) partnership entails entrusting essential and pivotal IT responsibilities of your organisation to an external service provider, such as Core, operating under a subscription-based framework.

Throughout the contracted period, the MSP assumes accountability for key aspects including quality assurance, performance optimisation, seamless communication, and other vital metrics that underpin the growth of your organisation. 

For manufacturing enterprises, engaging an MSP partnership presents an exceptional opportunity. It enables you to modernise your existing infrastructure by replacing outdated systems with state-of-the-art technology, fuelling digital transformation initiatives, fortifying your IT capabilities, and achieving a myriad of other benefits.

Understanding IT Managed Services

Before delving into the transformational potential of IT managed services in manufacturing, let's define what they entail. IT managed services involve outsourcing the responsibility for maintaining and managing an organisation's IT infrastructure and services to a third-party provider. Managed service providers, like Core, offer a range of IT services tailored to meet the specific needs of manufacturing companies. 

Enhanced Operational Efficiency

1906.i201.033..smart industry intelligent manufacturing isometric [Converted]Manufacturing organisations often deal with complex operations, from production scheduling to supply chain management. IT managed services can streamline these processes by optimising IT infrastructure and applications. Core's IT services, for example, include proactive monitoring and maintenance of IT systems. This ensures that manufacturing operations run smoothly without unexpected downtime, reducing production bottlenecks and increasing overall efficiency.

Cost Reduction and Predictable IT Expenses

In the manufacturing sector, controlling costs is essential. With IT managed services, manufacturing companies can transition from a reactive IT approach to a proactive one, reducing the risk of costly IT issues. Core's managed services offer predictable monthly expenses, which can be particularly advantageous in budget planning for manufacturing organisations.

Cyber Security and Data Protection

Manufacturing companies are prime targets for cyber-attacks due to the valuable data they possess. IT managed services provide robust cyber security solutions to safeguard sensitive data, intellectual property, and customer information. Core's expertise in cyber security ensures that manufacturing organisations can operate with confidence, knowing that their IT assets are well-protected.

Scalability and Flexibility

The manufacturing industry experiences fluctuating demands and evolving business needs. IT managed services offer scalability and flexibility, enabling organisations to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Whether it's scaling up during periods of increased production or downsizing when demand is lower, IT managed services can adjust to match the manufacturing company's requirements.

24/7 Support and Disaster Recovery

Manufacturing operations often run around the clock. IT managed services providers like can offer support that meets your requirements, ensuring that IT issues can be addressed promptly, regardless of the time of day. Additionally, they can implement robust disaster recovery plans to minimise downtime in case of unexpected events, such as system failures or natural disasters.

Innovation and Competitive Advantage

To thrive in the modern manufacturing landscape, companies must embrace innovation. IT managed services providers, like Core, stay at the forefront of technological advancements. They can help manufacturing organisations adopt cutting-edge technologies such as IoT, automation, and data analytics to improve processes, reduce waste, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

IT managed services are a game-changer for manufacturing organisations aiming to transform their operations and stay competitive in the rapidly evolving industry. With Core's expertise in delivering IT services tailored to manufacturing needs, organisations can enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, strengthen cyber security, and embrace innovation. By partnering with a trusted IT managed services provider, manufacturing companies can embark on a journey towards a more agile, efficient, and competitive future, empowering you to make informed and predictable investments in your technology ecosystem.

To talk to one of our experts for a complimentary consultation, email us at hello@core.co.uk or visit our manufacturing page.