Informing the IBM Community

Meridian IT Ltd. Acquires M7 Managed Services Ltd.


Managed Services, Hosting, and leading-edge Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing.

Henley-in-Arden, 31 January 2018 – Meridian IT Ltd., a Meridian Group International Company, today announced the acquisition of Cardiff based M7 Managed Services Ltd. Meridian Group is a leading US equipment lessor and a global provider of enterprise infrastructure transformation through the hybrid cloud, professional and managed services, and comprehensive support.

M7 is one of the UK’s leading Managed Service Providers (MSP) with 18 years’ experience in deploying and maintaining hosted infrastructures at both client site facilities and in selected data centres. The South Wales campus includes a state-of-the-art Centre of Competence used for design, development, and proof of concept testing for AI applications, and training and secure hosting for customers who are considering cognitive computing or hybrid cloud-based AI solutions.

Both UK companies hold Quality Standard ISO9001, with Meridian holding the ISO27001 and UK Government G-Cloud accreditations and M7 holding Data Centre ISO14001 accreditation.

Neil Cornish, Managing Director at M7, said, “After a long-standing informal relationship with Meridian IT, customers will experience improved benefits with a formal arrangement. M7 customers have access to a wider range of solutions, services, expert skills, and international reach that Meridian Group provides. The M7 Centre of Competence for AI, Machine Learning, and Cognitive Computing demonstrates the potential to unlock AI opportunities adding business value into the future.”

Steve Young, Managing Director of Meridian IT Ltd, said, “This announcement shows our commitment to expanding the UK business to provide additional support and capability to our customers looking for competitive advantage and growth. We are uniquely positioned to deliver innovation on demand, particularly in the managed services and software modernisation arenas. M7 and Meridian share a common approach to developing partnerships that stand the test of time.”

M7 Managed Services Ltd is an IBM and Lenovo Business Partner, based in Nantgarw, Cardiff that began providing Hosted Managed Services in 2000. For more details, please visit or call 01443 657100.

About Meridian IT UK
Meridian IT is a member of Meridian Group International. We provide flexible IT solutions with leading vendors, managed services, deployment options, ongoing maintenance and global support. As part of a group operating worldwide, clients leverage our comprehensive portfolio, capabilities, and industry insights to support their business initiatives and growth. Learn more at

About Meridian Group International
Meridian IT Ltd. is part of Meridian Group International, a highly regarded, independently owned US equipment lessor and top-tier global IT solution and service provider, headquartered in Deerfield, IL., USA. Operating since 1979, clients leverage technical expertise, deployment and management options, and flexible financing through a single point of contact across our comprehensive portfolio. Extensive industry knowledge and strong customer commitment support your business innovation while managing costs. With over 725 employees in locations across Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia discover more at


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