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Our difference

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

Our culture

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.

Carbon management

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.

Request a workshop

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.

Download our workshop guide

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

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Managed Services

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

Cloud Technology

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

Professional Services

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

Public Sector

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

Commercial Sector

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

Download our Frontline Workers white paper

Learn how technology can help to balance productivity with wellbeing for Frontline Workers.

White paper: How technology is revolutionising the health and productivity of frontline workers

Why our 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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City of Wolverhampton Council

Success Stories

City of Wolverhampton Council

The story

When the City of Wolverhampton wanted to replace on-premises email with a new, more flexible, cloud-based approach, it looked to Office 365 as the solution.


"Mobility has definitely improved. Our customers can hook up to their accounts using iPads, and they find Office 365 much easier to use."

Paul DunlaveyEnterprise Manager

Company Profile

The City of Wolverhampton Council is the governing body of the city of Wolverhampton. The council is responsible for the city’s health and social care, education, recycling and waste, benefits, town planning and more, and employs around 4,600 staff.


The City of Wolverhampton Council wanted to replace an ageing on-premises email with a cloud-based system and chose to migrate to Office 365, with Core initiating the migration and providing training to the in-house team so they could manage the project going forward and migrate the entire user estate.

The Challenge

Like most UK councils, City of Wolverhampton faced financial challenges through budget cuts and central government constraints. They wanted to maximise efficiency, embrace invocation and do more with less. Adopting a cloud-first ICT strategy would bring cost-savings and give them the benefits of cloud computing.

Led by Enterprise Manager, Paul Dunlavey, the council wanted to move to Office 365 and replace their existing Exchange email solution. With thousands of seats to migrate, the in-house IT team wanted to be involved with design, configuration and migration.

The council considered three potential partners to deliver their vision of a more flexible, agile way of working. The job was put out to tender and City of Wolverhampton chose Core. Core had the required skill set at the right price and a solid pedigree of migrating large organisations to the cloud, including those in the public sector.

City of Wolverhampton Council

“This was our first toe in the water and it's given us the confidence to look at other things such as using windows Azure for infrastructure as a service. It's given us some confidence in how cloud works, and in seeing what else it can do for us.”

Paul DunlaveyEnterprise Manager

The Solution

Core collaborated with the council on a series of workshops to understand their needs and design a solution to support their long-term goals.

Core’s consultants worked closely with the in-house team to install and configure Office 365, replacing the on-premises Exchange solution with email and collaboration services based on Skype for Business and Exchange online. They then assisted the team in migrating the first group of users.

Throughout the project, Core tailored its services to suit the council’s needs, even switching consultants to get the best fit. Feedback was that Core exceeded the council’s expectations.

Skype for Business’s instant messaging capabilities have been widely adopted, and the burden on the in-house ICT team to manage the IT infrastructure has been lowered. The disaster recovery and business continuity benefits of moving to the cloud has helped City of Wolverhampton adopt more strategic ICT goals, while Office 365’s provision of 1TB per user of cloud-based storage immediately frees up server space and also cuts future requirements for additional storage.

Following the migration to Office 365, City of Wolverhampton has a more agile, flexible style of ICT. The council has since migrated the remainder of the user estate alongside their daily work, which was possible due to the streamlined process Core created.

Why Core?

Paul Dunlavey, Enterprise Manager, City of Wolverhampton Council:

"Core’s response seemed to fit with what we wanted. They had done it before, had the right experience and had good timelines. Cost was one of the main factors, as we’re a local authority, but we also had a good gut feeling that we could work with these people. There was an immediate synergy between us and Core. [Their consultant] was extremely flexible in his approach, working both on and offsite, answering questions via email at all times of the day and night."

"Originally, we wanted assistance with the first 250 mailboxes and then we’d go on our own. The knowledge transfer was quite comprehensive and after just 100 [migrations] we were quite happy with the process. It worked repeatedly so we took it on ourselves."

"Mobility has definitely improved. As you move around the organisation now you can see the IM box on peoples’ screen and they are using it. [The ICT team has] more time to focus on what other benefits we can get out of Office 365. This has given us the confidence to look at things like Windows Azure for Infrastructure as a Service. It’s given us confidence in how cloud works and in seeing what else it can do for us."

"Our technical guys got on very well and we had very responsive people to work with. If I had a problem, I’d have no hesitation in calling Core and saying “we could do with a bit of help on this, how are you fixed?”

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