Revenues at EdTech Academia have reached £130 million as it marks 10 successive years of growth.

The acquisitive Hemel Hempstead company, which provides IT services and solutions for education, business and public sector in the UK, reported 22% growth.

Mark McCormack has also been promoted from chief commercial officer to managing director while this year the firm increased headcount by 30%.

“We’re primed for long-term success. Our customer base is expanding, our recruitment efforts are in full swing to bolster our team and our partner relations have reached unprecedented heights,” said McCormack.

“Likewise, our ambitious M&A strategy is on track and will no doubt elevate our market presence even further. These factors, combined with the strength of our offerings, diversity of our services and winning culture will solidify our position as one of the most exciting IT solutions and services providers of our time.”

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Academia also appointed Peter Heath, who has 15 years’ leadership experience with the Westcoast Group, as technical operations director. Former Computacenter and Storm Technologies sales director Trevor Nickolls takes up that same role at Academia while joining as head of technical services is Kris Bunting, a seasoned IT commercial leader.

Andrew Harman, owner, Academia Group, said of the appointments: “Mark has had an impressive career at Academia and after three years of working with him, we’ve seen his progress first hand. We’re delighted to appoint him as managing director and look forward to working with him in his new role.

“We’re on the launchpad for huge expansion and it’s with great enthusiasm that I extend a warm welcome to Peter, Trevor and Kris as senior managers. Their wealth of experience and leadership will be the driving force behind our exponential growth.”

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