Pugh Computers is one of the leading suppliers of software and cloud technology solutions to the education, voluntary and commercial sectors in the UK.
Since they were established in 1981, the Ceredigion based company has had a strong customer focus and have built a loyal and growing customer base working in partnership with sector lead bodies and directly with establishments throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Working together they ensure that their customers are compliant and equipped with the right software licenses and subscriptions they need to function and thrive at best value.
Pugh Computers are a Microsoft Education Licensing Partner (EdLSP), the only one in Wales and one of only a few in the UK, as well as an Adobe Platinum Certified Reseller. They work closely with organisations such as the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) and EduServ in the education sector; NCVO and WCVA in the voluntary sector; and Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud in the public sector to deliver expertise in software licensing solutions.
Managing Director Jeffrey Pugh said;
“Licensing is quite a complex area, organisations have to balance compliance requirements with ensuring that they have access to the everything they need from an IT perspective to function effectively and within their budget. A common issue in large organisations such as universities is over or under licensing, resulting in threats of prosecution or a waste of their limited budgets. Pugh Computers’ expertise is to understand both customer licensing and technology requirements which results in a fully compliant, great value solution.”
Pugh Computers works with most Universities and Colleges across the UK and Ireland, a large number of schools as well as customers in the voluntary and public sectors. They also work with a number of IT companies that provide services to the education sector. As Mr. Pugh explains;
“Our capabilities mean that we are well placed to work with software and IT companies to assist with their customers licensing requirements, particularly if they work with, or intend to work with, the education or charities sectors. For example we can transfer our expertise in software licensing solutions to work alongside systems integration partners in delivering first class cloud and hybrid solutions.
“Partnerships are important in our industry. We currently have a highly skilled and loyal workforce of 20 people, but we can’t be experts in everything. With the industry moving so quickly we need to work with trusted partners to stay ahead of the game.
Just 10 years ago software packages would be physically shipped to the customer with perpetual ownership, now it’s cloud based annual subscriptions with automated software roll out which means the customer can have the latest new features as soon as they are released.
They opened an office in Cardiff in January 2017 as part of their exciting plans for the development of the commercial sector. Despite the expansion plans the firm will stay true to its West Wales headquarters in Llanon, Ceredigion. As Mr. Pugh explains;
“We need to expand geographically to reach a wider market but the core business will stay true to licensing, and to our base in Llanon. We are very proud of our Welsh heritage and our ability to work through the medium of Welsh as well as English. Many of our staff have been with us for over 20 years, we work hard to keep our skills up to date as well as on satisfying customer spirit. Ongoing staff training and development is important, it helps us compete and nurtures a fantastic team spirit.”
You can find out more about Pugh Computers on their website www.pugh.co.uk
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