On June 7th, 1983, ‘Spectrum Copiers Limited’ was established, 3 months later it had opened its doors at 682 Anlaby Road, becoming the first official office for the company. During that time trading quickly began, and Spectrum Copiers were approved as an official Canon Copier Reseller for the Yorkshire and Humber region. Having only 6 employees at the time, our current Managing Director, Ken Sturdy, became the 7th - joining the team as a Trainee Service Manager.
The rapidly increasing product portfolio also came with the growth in the size of the business. As the Anlaby Road office was no longer large enough to meet the needs of customers, there was a requirement to invest in a larger space to house the expanding portfolio of Canon machines, and a growing number of employees. It was in 1991 that Spectrum Copiers Limited moved to their first purpose-built premises, and The Trinity Street office opened.
In the coming years, Spectrum Copiers quickly grew, offering a new, diverse product portfolio to deliver an end-to-end document solution for customers through Print Management, Information Management and Business Intelligence Solutions. Having this new product portfolio meant that the name ‘Spectrum Copiers’ no longer represented all that the company had to offer. So, in 1999 ‘Spectrum Copiers Limited’ changed to the more suitable title of ‘IT@Spectrum’, to reflect the broadened scope of our offering.
2014 was a big year of investment for IT@Spectrum, implementing new programmes and ideas to help the company achieve its goals. One example of this was the launch of the Spectrum Faculty programme. Spectrum Faculty is a self-funded programme aimed to support staff on a clear development path and has been a vital part in the growth and development of our employees and the success of the company. 2014 also saw the addition of The One Point joining the IT@Spectrum Team. The investment in unified communications and IT support business ‘The One Point’, enabled us to broaden the scope of our offering.
In 2016, as the company grew in size and our relationship with The One Point became stronger, the Trinity Street office was no longer large enough. This became the start of our move into our state-of-the-art, purpose-built office, The View, where we would work alongside The One Point. Employees from both companies quickly settled into the new office space, taking advantage of the modern facilities, and admiring the view of the Humber Bridge with their sister company, The One Point.
Throughout the 35 years, IT@Spectrum has been continuously recognised as an outstanding organisation with a range of awards being handed to various aspects of the organisation. Starting our list of achievements back in 1993 with our BS5750 accreditation for the standard for quality, this has provided the basis for our current ISO 9001:2008 reflecting our continuous improvement to our practices. This was shortly followed by our Investors in People accreditation in 1996 which displays our focus on our staff and our commitment to their continual development. Our ongoing dedication to our employees is demonstrated in our most recent Investors in People Silver Award, which was presented to us earlier this year, of which we have become finalists in our division.
As only one of nine Canon Platinum Partners in the UK, we have continuously been recognised for our outstanding levels of service and commitment to the Canon brand. Having received the Top Canon Solutions Partner in Europe in 2011 to being awarded Canon European Solutions Partner of the Year in 2015, we continue to strive for excellence.
We are extremely proud of our heritage and our Yorkshire roots. We constantly invest in our growth and have always been at the forefront of the office technology marketplace, bringing our clients the latest solutions to make them as efficient and productive as possible. We have developed a reputation of excellence based upon outstanding levels of service and quality products across a 35-year period, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed and continues to support our successes.
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