History

Rockford IT started life formally in 2001, though its roots go back to 1994...

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Rockford Electronics ltd

Rockford Electronics ltd, is formed, initially as an Electronics Design Consultancy.

1994
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Witness Work

Rockford branches into expert witness work in IT and electronics.

1995
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IT Support and Consultancy

Rockford develops further into IT, offering IT support and consultancy.

2000
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Rockford IT Ltd

A separate operating company, Rockford IT Ltd. Was incorporated, its principal business activity to outsource IT to SMEs. The founding company Rockford Electronics Ltd continued to operate in Electronics, specialising in CCTV systems.

2001
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ISO 9001:2000

Rockford becomes ISO 9001:2000 Registered Company.

2003
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IT Group

IT Group is formed specialising in IT consultancy and expert witness.

2004
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WatchGuard Professional Partner

Rockford IT becomes a WatchGuard professional partner.

2005
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Office Move

The company moves into larger prestigious premises in Telford, Shropshire now with a team of 12 experts.

2006
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Microsoft Certified Partner

Rockford IT becomes a Microsoft certified partner.

2006
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Data Centre

The company launches its new high-tech data centre.

2008
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ISO27001 Certification

Rockford IT obtains the ISO27001 certification ensuring an improved and more secure service to its customers.

2008
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Renewable Energy

Rockford IT switches to completely renewable sources and commits to carbon offsetting.

2009
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Best Green Business – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist for Best Green Business at Shropshire Business Awards 2009.

2009
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Microsoft Gold Partner

Rockford IT becomes a Microsoft Gold certified partner.

2010
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2nd Data Centre

Rockford launches 2nd data centre.

2010
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PCI Compliance

Rockford IT becomes PCI compliant.

2010
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UK WatchGuard Expert Partner

Rockford IT become the UK WatchGuard Expert Partner.

2011
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ISO/ICE 27001 Renewal

Rockford IT gets ISO/ICE 27001 renewed.

2011
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Decade at the Top

Rockford IT celebrates a decade at the top.

2011
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Live Chat

Rockford IT launches website live chat.

2012
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Jason Joins

Rockford IT gains new shareholder/director, Jason Macmanus.

2012
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ISO27001 and ISO9001 Re-certification

Rockford IT successfully re-certified for ISO27001 and ISO9001.

2013
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Kaspersky Gold Certified Partner

Rockford IT becomes a Kaspersky Gold certified partner.

2014
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Managing Change – Award Winners!

Rockford IT win ‘Managing Change’ award at Shropshire Chamber of Commerce’s Shropshire Business Awards.

2014
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Reseller of the Year – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist as Reseller of the Year in the CRN Awards.

2014
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Reseller of the Year – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist as Reseller of the Year in the Computer Security Awards

2014
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Mirronet

Rockford IT created Mirronet technology.

2014
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Opus Energy

Rockford IT wins a £10,000 marketing package courtesy of Opus Energy.

2015
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WatchGuardOne Platinum Partner

Rockford IT becomes the UK’s first WatchGuardOne Platinum Partner.

2015
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CFO, Grant Thomas

Rockford IT appoints new Chief Finance Officer, Grant Thomas.

2015
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Jack Butel Racing

Rockford IT sponsors young and upcoming racing car driver, Jack Butel.

2015
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New Staff

Rockford IT gains 11 new staff members in 1 year, taking total to 32

2015
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Company of the Year – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist in the Company of the Year award at Shropshire Chamber of Commerce’s Shropshire Business Awards.

2015
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Best Small Business – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist in Best Small Business in the Shropshire Star’s Excellence in Business Awards.

2015
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Reseller of the Year – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist as Reseller of the Year in the Computer Security Awards.

2015
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Company of the Year – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist in the Company of the Year Award at Shropshire Chamber of Commerce’s Shropshire Business Awards

2016
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Best Business of the Year – Finalist

Rockford IT is finalist in Best Small Business in the Shropshire Star’s Excellence in Business Awards.

2016
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WatchGuard Partner of the Year (UK)

2016
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Rockford IT gains 5 new staff members, taking the total to 37

2016
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New Websites

Rockford IT launches new websites (Rockford-it.co.uk & WatchGuardservices.co.uk) designed by Reech Media

2016
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Rockford IT is acquired by SysGroup Plc

Discussing the acquisition, Chris Evans, Chief Executive of SysGroup, said: “Rockford is a welcome addition to the SysGroup group of companies. Rockford’s WatchGuard Platinum Partner status allows us to build on our existing partnerships and security accreditations, while continuing to offer unrivalled fully managed IT services and cloud hosting solutions to a wider base of customers".

http://www.sysgroup.com/press-release

2017