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Our Story
Our powers have been built over 32 years in the software market. A combination of experience, specialist skills and trusted relationships. We use these powers to streamline the software procurement process and provide pro-active support to achieve growth. With a unique market position we are able to adapt to meet the individual needs of our customers and partners.
Our Story
Our powers have been built over 32 years in the software market. A combination of experience, specialist skills and trusted relationships. We use these powers to streamline the software procurement process and provide pro-active support to achieve growth. With a unique market position we are able to adapt to meet the individual needs of our customers and partners.

1987


QBS Founded.
Skye Quin and Ian Butterworth set up QB Systems

1993


Company name officially updated to QBS Software.

1996


First company website launched.

1997


Dedicated sales team introduced.

2001


New London HQ on the back of record growth.

2002


500k in monthly sales achieved for first time.

2006


Microsoft name QBS as Gold partner.

2011


QBS Distribution formed.

2012


1 million in monthly sales achieved for the first time.

2014


Over 10 million in yearly sales achieved for the first time.

2018


Dave Stevinson completes acquisition of QBS Software.

2018


Included in the top 1000 companies to lead Britain by London Stock Exchange.

2019


Local office in France established with acquisition of Siener Informatique.

2019


Expand MSP software category with acquisition of Zedsphere.

2019


Launch into Baltic States with acquisition of Laknova.

2019


CRN name QBS in top 25 UK distributors.

2019


QBS highly commended by CRN as Distributor of the Year – sub 250m category.

2019


GNR:Tech become QBS Distribution Consumer Software division.

2020


QBS acquires 4Serv to strengthen their MSP Offering. Rebranded QBS MSP Software Limited.

2020


QBS acquires European Security VAD – Alpha Generation Distribution.

2020


QBS becomes a Distributor for JetBrains.

2020


QBS Software announced as runners up in PCR Distributor of the Year.

2020


QBS acquires Compuwave to establish a presence in the DACH region.

2020


Shortlisted in the CRN Awards as Cloud Distributor of the Year and CyberSecurity Distributor of the Year.

2020


Establishes QBS Nordic based out of Stockholm.

 

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