RDS Global

RDS Global become the preferred IT partner for Derby County

Press Release   •   Oct 03, 2016 09:50 BST

RDS Global have become Derby County’s latest club partner, signing an agreement with the club which will run until the end of the 2017/18 season.

As part of the partnership, RDS have taken up the option to display their company branding across Derby’s digital assets at the iPro Stadium, as well as throughout the corporate hospitality areas.

RDS Global was established in 1997, originating from the IT department of a Derby-based automotive dealer group. Focussing first on providing tailored network services; IT support, cloud, hardware and consultancy solutions were soon added to their solution portfolio in response to customer requirements. The business continued to develop, building on our customer service focus, ‘issue ownership’ principles and extending their technical capabilities to meet growing demand.

In 2015, RDS Global merged with telecom and security product specialists Future Technologies – a strategic move for both companies and which extended their range of solutions and services. The addition of complementary products; digital access control and CCTV, telecom and convergence technologies, has enabled them to be the ‘go-to’ company for a wider range of customers’ requirements.

They now support 4,000 users in 200 locations across the UK, serving customers in sectors which include automotive retail, builders’ merchants, care homes, hotel and hospitality and professional services.

Derby County’s President & Chief Executive Sam Rush said: “We’re pleased to welcome RDS Global to Derby County.

“We’re looking forward to working with them over the next two years to develop a relationship which we hope will last for years to come.”

Sean Price, Director of Development & Communications at RDS Global, commented: “We couldn’t be more thrilled about our partnership with Derby County and believe this is a brilliant endorsement for us.

“As lifelong Derby County fans at RDS Global, our support of the team resonates with the fact we are a local company operating at a national level.

“RDS Global takes a proactive approach to working with customers and has helped to build long standing relationships not only within the motor sector which we originated from but now with SMEs across the country.”

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RDS Global was established in 1997, originating from the IT department of a Derby-based automotive dealer group. Focussing first on providing tailored network services; IT support, cloud, hardware and consultancy solutions were soon added to our solution portfolio in response to customer requirements.

The business continued to develop, building on our customer service focus, ‘issue ownership’ principles and extending our technical capabilities to meet growing demand. In November 2013, a management buy-out provided us with the opportunity and investment to extend the range of market sectors we serve, supporting single and multi-site SME customers locally and nationally.

In 2015, RDS Global merged with telecom and security product specialists Future Technologies – a strategic move for both companies and which extended our range of solutions and services. The addition of complementary products; digital access control and CCTV, telecom and convergence technologies, has enabled us to be the ‘go-to’ company for a wider range of our customers’ requirements.

We now support 4,000 users in 200 locations across the UK, serving our customers in sectors which include automotive retail, builders’ merchants, care homes, hotel and hospitality and professional services