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Investor joins Harrogate IT Hardware Specialist
New Chairman appointed to leading Yorkshire tech business
5 April 2023 – An established and fast-growing IT Enterprise Hardware and Solutions
supplier based in Harrogate has received an investment from Ryan McCarry who joins as
Chairman and Director. The company welcomes Ryan to the team, and he will play a vital role
in the company’s strategic development and accelerated growth.
Intelligent Servers is a specialist sustainable tech business, buying and selling refurbished
Enterprise IT Solutions to a broad range of businesses in the UK and abroad.
Ryan McCarry brings a wealth of experience in the IT industry and leadership roles with strong
buy and build growth credentials. Ryan was the Founder of Sleek Networks, a Data Centre
and Cloud Service Provider which was acquired in 2013 and the business is now part of US
giant, Rackspace. He went on to become the Investor and Chairman of Concepta Capital, a
managed data and cloud service provider that made multiple IT acquisitions before being
acquired by Iomart Plc for £16M in the summer of 2022. As a successful Tech Investor in IT,
Cloud and ‘Software as a Service’ companies his experience and expertise in business
strategy, operations and acquisitions will be instrumental in driving the company’s growth
and expansion goals.
Commenting on his appointment, Ryan said, “I am thrilled to be joining Intelligent Servers as
a Shareholder and Chairman. Having worked with Andy over the last year or two I know the
company has a great culture, solid foundations, fast growth and huge potential. Intelligent
Servers is very much a Sustainable Tech business with strong ESG credentials and significant
growth potential in the UK, Europe and globally. The team have a fantastic reputation for
delivering high quality services to their clients and we plan to achieve our targets through
organic growth and selective acquisitions.
Andy Hughes, Founder and CEO of Intelligent Servers, commented on the investment and
appointment. “Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge to our business and Board. His
appointment comes at a time when we plan to expand our services and reach to achieve our
revenue target of £22M in the next three years. We are delighted to welcome him to our
team and look forward to working closer together.”
Harrogate-based Intelligent Servers Ltd was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hughes, and is one
of Europe’s leading refurbished server, storage, networking, component and bespoke
solution resellers, specialising in HPE, Dell and Cisco.
Since its establishment, Intelligent Servers has experienced significant year-on-year organic
growth and now generates annual revenue in the region of £12m. With a team of over 50 IT
experts, the company delivers sustainable, refurbished Hardware and Services to a portfolio
of over 10,000 global clients across a broad range of industry sectors including the likes of the
BBC, Canon, BAE and Manchester United FC.