A History

In the small town of Ashburton, nestled in the foothills of Dartmoor, Grey Matter opened its doors in 1983. Our day-to-day was supplying niche software via floppy disk and helping developers write code. Fast-forward to 2023 and Grey Matter has a global footprint with a team of almost 100 experts able to deliver solutions from 400+ vendors.  

A lot has changed in 40 years, but our focus remains the same – serving technical clients and providing what they need as quickly as possible.  

Thank you to our clients, vendors and staff. We wouldn’t be here without you.   

160 sq metres

The amount of floor space used for storage of boxes, floppy disks and manuals in 1983.


How much our team has grown since 2003.


How much our revenue has grown over the last 10 years.


The number of clients we’ve helped in the last 12 months.


How many people enjoy gaming (the most common hobby).


Antarctica is the only continent we’re yet to have a client on.

What our customers say about working with us

"Congratulations to the company. I do recall when you folks started and recall purchasing some software tools soon afterwards for my work. Personally, I also purchased items, probably Borland Turbo Basic around 1988. I did have a look through my records and found an invoice from 1995 – amazingly that was for Borland C++!"

Stephen Farbay

"Grey Matter has always provided good help and advice when making software development tool purchasing decisions and I have personally used them for 25+ years."

Bernard Taylor, IGT
40 Years of Grey Matter

Grey Matter through the years

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