2022 has been a big year for Croft, and we haven’t stood still for a moment. Looking back to the start of January, when we started the year as a telecommunications company with around 45 staff, we’ve achieved so much already. In a few short months we’ve evolved into a managed IT service provider, made a series of amazing acquisitions, and almost doubled our workforce to 84!
In the midst of all that growth and change, the ever-expanding Croft team took some time out on 9th September, to let our hair down and celebrate our successes, at the first annual Croftfest event.
A chance to come together
Based in offices all over the UK, from Bristol to Barnsley and Harrogate to Hertford,it’s not often that the Croft family gets the chance to all get together in one place. So Croftfest 2022, organised by our ever-capable Executive Assistant, Elle, was a fantastic chance for the wider team to come together to socialise and have fun. As a company with people at its heart, social events like this are a really important way for us to nurture our Croft community – especially now that we are welcoming so many new arrivals at such a fast pace.
At this year’s Croftfest, the team were treated to welcome drinks and a BBQ dinner, followed by more drinks, dancing and beer pong! There was even a saxophonist who serenaded us after dinner. Congratulations to our beer pong champion, Marco Cacciatore, who impressed everyone with his shot technique. Special mentions should also go to Ian Smith for his moves on the dancefloor, and the stylish Steve Teasdale for being the best dressed guest!
Looking forward to a bright future
This year’s Croftfest was a great way to celebrate our successes in 2022, including several exciting acquisitions and a win at the Inspiring Herts awards. But it was also a chance to look forward to what’s coming next. As telecoms and IT increasingly converge into one unified service, we’re excited about offering a full package of managed services, from hosted telephony to disaster recovery. The acquisitions we have made this year, such as Cloud9, Design Communications and Claro Communications, put us in a really strong position to offer first-class managed service solutions across the board. (If you’d like to know more about how we can help you, just get in touch.)
In addition to our commercial offering, here at Croft we’re always eager to support our community by getting involved in new projects and initiatives. Think we could work together to do good? Please get in touch and let us know how we can help.
Want to join the Croft family?
We’re growing fast here at Croft, and that means we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our team. If you’re interested in working for a lively MSP with a human side, we’d love to hear from you. Just contact us with your CV.
Croft were honoured to win a Business of the Year trophy at the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2022, earlier this month.
Entered in the Medium to Large category, Croft rubbed shoulders with an impressive list of worthy finalists and emerged victorious at the prestigious Gala Dinner, held on 9th June at Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden.
About the award
Since 2012, the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards have been recognising and celebrating the expertise, accomplishments and amazing contributions that businesses have made within the Hertfordshire community.
Organised by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and now in their eleventh year, the awards are a fantastic opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs across the County to demonstrate their performance and successes within the local community.
Business of The Year Medium To Large Award Winners 2022
Despite tough competition from many of our fellow local businesses in Hertfordshire, we were delighted to win the Business of the Year Medium to Large Award and be recognised for all we have achieved over the last few years.
Briege Leahy, CEO of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “I salute Croft for successfully building their business both organically and inorganically – something really difficult to do, and look forward to seeing the business going from strength to strength over the coming years and continuing its exciting growth journey.”
We are so pleased to be recognised for the amazing growth that we have achieved over the past year. Our recent acquisitions of Design Communications, Active Voice & Data and Cloud9 to name a few, have expanded our client base and improved our scope of services to include Managed IT Services, Managed Cyber Security Services, Business Phones and Hosted Telephony.
All of this would not have been possible without our incredible team of staff – a young, ambitious and solution-driven set of employees whose amazing abilities are at the very heart of our business. And with a full third of our team dedicated to customer care, we’ve ensured that through our expansion and growth, we’ve been able to sustain the same excellent customer service we’ve become known for.
2022 and Beyond!
Adapting our service offering to reflect changes in the market over the past few years, Croft has an aggressive strategy for growth going forward to meet increasing demand and stay ahead of the ever-changing technology sector.
Being recognised at the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards has only motivated all of the team at Croft for the challenges that lie ahead.
Thanks to the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and all the other amazing businesses that joined us on the night to celebrate!
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