Office technology provider, SOS Group, has signed a new five year contract with one of the UK’s largest and most established recruitment companies, Meridian Business Support.

Meridian Business Support specialises in the recruitment of temporary, permanent and contract hiring, on average providing over 4,000 temporary staff per week and placing over 1,200 permanent candidates a year.

Based in Manchester and with almost 35 years of success and awards under their belts, Meridian helps companies across the country fill roles within their business and supports candidates in employment searches across multiple sectors, including healthcare, industrial, built environment and office and professional.

The new business relationship will rationalise the company’s branch and satellite office technology needs nationally and, in addition to delivering a secure and reliable network of 35 multifunctional office devices, the managed print services will bring estimated savings of around £20,000 each year.

Amanda Harrison, procurement and property manager at Meridian Business Support, says: “The team at SOS Group offer a true partnership approach, which is exactly what Meridian was looking for in a technology provider.

“Their management of the process, including handover from the previous supplier, was easy and stress-free and I look forward to continuing to work with them.”

SOS Group was established in 2002 by three company directors, who are still the principal stakeholders and client account managers.

Facilitating all business requirements, including communications and IT, SOS Group specialises in providing copy, print, scan solutions and has a centralised office in Gateshead and six regional hubs servicing accounts nationally.

The award-winning company has a proven track record in creating a smooth transition from previous office technology suppliers, something SOS Group Director, Andrew Skelton, knows is vital to any business.

Andrew says: “We bring all our experience to the table to ensure a smooth handover for our clients. In the case of Meridian, this included delivering all the previously used devices to their third party supplier and ensuring a transition with no financial penalties incurred because of the change in contract.

“We know our clients want more than cost savings, they need reliability and peace of mind. That only comes through quality service and the assurance of personal support from account managers and engineers, something that really sets SOS Group apart from our competitors.

“Meridian provides exceptional recruitment support for their clients and we’re looking forward to matching that standard with our business technology support for them.”

Established in 2002, SOS Group supplies and maintains leading brand digital office equipment and offers a full range of office management services, including unified communications, IT support, document management, cost consultation and managed print services for startups to multi nationals.

The company also has an established reputation in the events sector and has provided digital office equipment services at competitions including the IAAF World Athletics Championships, the Special Olympics GB National Games, British Swimming Summer Championships and World Para Athletics Championships.