Celebrating 40 Years of Grey Matter
News|by Gabrielle Alvear|10 May 2023
ASHBURTON - 10th May, 2023 - Grey Matter celebrates its 40th anniversary as global experts in cloud, software and technical services. View the full press release here.
Our company first opened its doors in 1983, supplying computer software to developers. Whilst our original office - a converted maltings - is still the company’s headquarters, there have been major changes to the business that reflect the fast-paced, high-tech client base we continue to serve.
Grey Matter Through the Years
In the early 2000s we expanded our software portfolio by adding top tier vendors such as Embarcadero and Intel. A decade later, we expanded our proprietary offerings by launching, Cloud Know How (now Climb Global Services), our technical services division. Then we launched our cloud marketplace, GMCirrus, adapting to the growing digital needs of the developer community and the rise of B2B ecommerce.
Our company has been recognised multiple times on CRN’s Top 100 VAR List and in 2015, Grey Matter became an official Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider. This kickstarted numerous Microsoft initiatives such as the creation of ISV Partner Day, gaining recognition as 'Azure Specialist for ISVs' (Independent Software Vendor), and bringing Microsoft CSP programmes to clients in multiple countries. Our acquisition by Climb Global Solutions in November 2020 has enabled us to have greater reach into the North American market.
Our Commitment to the Community
Our global growth plans are matched by our commitment to our local communities. During the pandemic we donated hardware to schools to enable remote learning; have undertaken beach and forest clean ups; and donated to dozens of community-focused charities including Girls Who Code, Mallory’s Army, and the Children's Hospice South West.
Today, Grey Matter is a global technology reseller and cloud service provider with almost 100 experts and specialised ISV, Microsoft and Mapping teams. We deliver solutions from over 400 vendors to clients on every continent apart from Antarctica.
"Grey Matter has seen it all. We’ve been at the forefront of cloud adoption, seen the proliferation of IoT, and enabled pure-play digital businesses to thrive,” says Matthew Whitton, Chief Operating Officer of Grey Matter, “It’s been a joy to grow with our partners over the last 40 years and navigate the latest technological innovations and changes together. What hasn’t changed is our focus on serving technical clients and providing what they need as quickly as possible.”
- Matthew Whitton, Chief Operating Officer of Grey Matter
About Grey Matter
Grey Matter is a reseller and cloud service provider focused on serving technical audiences, such as Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and businesses taking, or moving towards, a cloud-first approach
Based in Ashburton, UK, Grey Matter is part of Climb Global Solutions (NASDAQ: CLMB) and has teams in Canada, Ireland and the USA. They pride themselves on the accuracy and speed of their service and have specialist teams for ISVs, Mapping Solutions and Technical Services.
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