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MSPs in the UK - £52.6 Billion and Growing Strong

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I’m sure that you, my dear valued reader, don’t need confirmation of this, but sometimes it’s nice to be recognised by the wider world. 

The UK government recently released a report talking about our MSP community and the value we generate for the economy. 

You can read the whole report here 

The research, commissioned by the National Cyber Security Strategy, dives into the nitty-gritty of the UK MSP market. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Numbers game: There are an estimated 11,492 active MSPs in the UK, providing vital IT services to businesses of all sizes.
  • Big money, big impact: The MSP sector generates a whopping £52.6 billion in annual revenue, contributing a significant £29.1 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy.
  • Job creator: The industry employs a massive 294,340 people, making it a significant source of jobs across the country.

The report also highlights the breakdown of MSPs by size. While large providers bring in the most revenue, the industry is far from monolithic. Small and medium-sized MSPs make up a healthy chunk of the market, fostering a competitive and dynamic environment.

This research shines a light on the critical role MSPs play in the UK's digital backbone. By taking care of essential IT functions, they free up businesses to focus on what they do best – growing and innovating.

Looking ahead, the report explores ways to support further growth in the MSP sector.  Areas of focus could include:

  • Skills development: Equipping MSP staff with the latest technical and commercial skills, particularly in cloud computing, AI, and cybersecurity.
  • Leadership and management: Providing training programs to help MSPs develop strong leadership and management skills to navigate future growth.

It also shows MSP as a great industry segment to invest in so this will no doubt boost the already active investment landscape.

So, make yourself a cup of tea, maybe even treat yourself to a biscuit or two knowing you are a part of this fantastic MSP industry and check out the full report here

Not from the UK? well don’t worry, you can’t have it all, however this report shows that MSP is alive and kicking and worldwide numbers will of course dwarf the figures from our small country. 

Sometimes it’s nice to be recognised so let’s keep delivering the IT services that keep the world's businesses doing business. 

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