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Tech Data looks to capitalise on double-digit increase

Tech Data is aiming to build on healthy year-on-year growth in its security business, double its headcount and create a dedicated centre of excellence at its Warrington location.

Rob Tomlin
Rob Tomlin

This latest round of commitments takes the total investment made in the distie’s security practice over the past year into seven figures, as the company executes on a strategic plan to establish itself as the go-to trusted advisor on security solutions in distribution. It is doubling the size of its security practice team over the next six months. Staff will be recruited in all areas – including professional services, account management, business development, marketing and operations.

Rob Tomlin, Managing Director, Tech Data Advanced Solutions, UK and Ireland said: “We’ve seen amazing growth in our security business. Organically, we have doubled over the past two years and we’ve seen a significant acceleration over the last 12 months.

“This further investment will see us expand our support to partners around digital security and data protection. We are taking a very different approach and getting really positive results, as are the partners that are coming with us on that journey.”

Tech Data will be actively seeking additional security vendors that can add value to its current ecosystem.