Stone Ventures Investment Creates a Leading Technology Company

QDOS Communications Ltd, and SBL Group Ltd, both multiple award-winning specialists with comprehensive experience in the design, implementation and support of Telecoms, IT, Networking, Internet technology and Microsoft solutions to the international Hospitality industry and global Small and Mid Market Enterprise, today announced a significant investment to consolidate their market-leading position and to form the basis for future growth.

With funding and growth support provided by private business investor Stone Ventures, QDOS will merge with Manchester based SBL Group to form QDOS SBL Group Ltd, a £10 million turnover company, meeting the requirements of international hotel and restaurant brands, alongside the specific demands of SMB and Enterprise businesses.

QDOS SBL Group provides Telecoms, IT and Internet technology solutions to global hospitality brands including Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, Rezidor, Shangri-La and Wyndham, and leading UK hospitality brands to include The Ritz, Caprice Holdings, Grace Hotels, Nadler Hotels, Malmaison, and Hotel du Vin.

In addition, QDOS SBL Group provides Telecoms and IT technology solutions to many longstanding SMB and Enterprise customers across a wide range of industries to include the education, retail, legal, and utility sectors. Customers are served by a nationwide network of specialist engineers providing a dynamic round-the-clock support service, delivered under closely monitored service level agreements.

The new group will be based across its existing locations in the UK – Ipswich, London and Manchester. QDOS SBL Group also has offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Washington DC, located to serve a growing International customer base, which includes five-star luxury hotels and Enterprise customers across Europe, North Africa, USA and Southeast Asia.

Group Chief Executive of QDOS SBL, Simon Catterick commented “over the years the QDOS and SBL teams have worked on hundreds of Telecoms and IT projects with many of the world’s leading hotel and restaurant groups, and SMB and Enterprise customers across a wide range of industries. In bringing together the QDOS and SBL customer bases and retaining key employees from both companies we’re confident in our ability to deploy cost-effective, leading-edge technology to our long-established customers and new customers alike. This is backed up with a professional Helpdesk, Technical Support and Field Engineering services, on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Working with Stone Ventures we see their financial investment as the start of a long-term relationship with QDOS SBL Group, in which they will also invest their time and expertise, helping in the years ahead turn two good businesses into a consolidated great one.”

Chief Executive of Stone Ventures, Stewart Baird commented “As a long-term investor in SBL Group joining forces with the team at QDOS is an exciting milestone. We are excited by the vision and growth plans for the new business.”