For almost 40 years, Spectrum has helped organisations manage and improve their business and print processes. We are Experts in Automation.
By introducing highly-efficient, automated business management and print solutions, our award-winning teams have gained a reputation across the UK for helping hundreds of organisations make significant savings in time and money.
Quite simply, we put organisations in full control of their documents, information and data, enabling them to automate systems and processes to improve efficiency – saving both time and money and helping them to focus on what matters most.
”The expertise of our teams is called upon by leading organisations across the UK. It is our mission to ensure each solution we implement is bespoke to the customer and improves efficiency and productivity, whilst decreasing operating costs.Rob CavillManaging Director
What we do
Our success is down to two key factors. Firstly, we supply the whole spectrum of technology for office data, documentation and information, offering innovative, effective and market-leading office solutions. Secondly, and most importantly, we tailor each solution and support package to meet the individual customer’s needs.
work with us
”Unlike many others, we don’t just deliver your office technology and leave you to it, we work in partnership with you to advise, design, install and manage systems and equipment, backed up by ongoing support and staff training. Helping to achieve optimum results for our customers is what makes our award-winning, dedicated team stand out.Steve MotleyHead of Digital Solutions
Spectrum has reputation of excellence based upon outstanding levels of service and quality products. Our award-winning team adheres to best practice and we are proud to retain our accreditations year after year.
Spectrum has been awarded the highest possible status under Canon’s Partner scheme as one of only 9 Platinum Partners in the UK for Document Digitisation, Output Management, Managed Print & Document Services, Document Management and Information Management.
We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 accredited, providing more evidence of how well we work towards our goals of enhancing customer satisfaction and increasing the level of Quality Management Systems and Information Security in our business. These processes are audited regularly to ensure we are fulfilling our commitments on an ongoing basis.
Spectrum has been awarded the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark to acknowledge our commitment to providing high-quality products and services. The CompTIA Trustmark was awarded to us for showing evidence of our outstanding knowledge and dedication to reducing cost, improving security, maximising efficiency, GDPR compliance and providing a positive impact on the environment.
Our A3 imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX printer portfolio has won the Buyer Lab (BLI) 2022 A3 Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence. In the last seven years, this is the fifth time that our portfolio has won this prestigious award.
In addition, we have also won the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2022-2024 Most Reliable A3 Brand Award. This acknowledges the vendors with the most reliable product lines, based on the combined results of all models subjected to Keypoint Intelligence lab testing. The win relates to the A3 imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX portfolio’s all-round star quality and reliability.
Canon Business Centre North East
The Canon Business Centre North East (CBC) combines the globally-recognised Canon brand and portfolio with the local business knowledge, agility and expertise of Spectrum, enabling us to be more aware, more responsive and more committed towards our customers.
Canon Business Centre North East
”We have now taken our relationship with Canon to the next level by joining forces to become the Canon Business Centre for the North East of England. We are now able to help organisations in the North East make significant savings in time and money by introducing highly-efficient, automated information management and print processes.Rob CavillManaging Director
We are extremely proud of our heritage and our Yorkshire roots. We constantly invest in our growth and have always been at the forefront of the office technology marketplace, bringing our clients the latest solutions to make them as efficient and productive as possible.
1983 Spectrum Copiers Limited is established
Trading commences as the approved Canon copier reseller for Yorkshire and the Humber.
1991 Move to our first purpose-built premises
The Trinity Street office opens. Owned by the business, it remained our head office until December 2016.
1993 BS5750 accreditation
This accreditation is the basis for the company’s current ISO9001:2015 standard for quality.
1996 Investors in People accredited
The Investors in People Accreditation has been achieved, reflecting our focus on our staff and their continual development.
1999 Company name change to IT@Spectrum Limited
This change reflects the broadening scope of our offering into Managed Print Services and Information Management.
2003 Management Buy-out
The management team buys the majority shareholding from the company founders.
2011 Top Canon Solutions Partner in Europe
IT@Spectrum are recognised as Canon’s prestigious European Solutions Partner of the Year.
2014 Launch of Spectrum Faculty
A self-funded programme to support young talent on a clear development path.
2014 The One Point joins the team
Investment in unified communications and IT support business ‘The One Point’ to broaden the scope of our offering.
2015 Awarded Canon European Solutions Partner of the Year
The company wins the prestigious Canon Partner award for the second time.
2017 Moved to our new state of the art head office, The View
New purpose-built offices at Bridgehead Business Park, East Yorkshire, to support ambitious growth plans and increased headcount. ‘Come and See’ The View today!
2018 Platinum Partner status
IT@Spectrum are awarded Canon’s highest accreditation as a Platinum Partner.
2018 Acquired Ben Johnson Technology
IT@Spectrum acquire the technology division of York-based Managed Technology provider, Ben Johnson Limited.
2019 CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark
Awarded with the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark for our commitment to providing high-quality products and services.
2019 Gateshead office opens
IT@Spectrum acquire Gateshead-based Managed Technology provider, Principal III, operating from a second branch in the North East.
2020 Canon Business Centre North East
Longstanding and trusted partners IT@Spectrum and Canon join forces to launch a northern Canon Business Centre.
2021 IT@Spectrum rebrand
The rebrand reflects a modern approach to office technology requirements and the need to drive efficiencies and raise productivity for UK organisations.
2022 Acquired Carter Business Systems
Spectrum acquire Newcastle-based Managed Technology provider, Carter Business Systems.