Canon and Spectrum
Spectrum was founded under the name Spectrum Copiers back in 1983 as an approved Canon copier reseller. We realised that if your print stops, business stops, so we established Spectrum Copiers to help you manage your crucial documents that need printing, scanning or copying for your business to function.
”As information, data, documentation and automation grew, so did organisations’ needs, so we introduced Information Management Solutions. These solutions allow you to capture, digitise, store and retrieve documents, secure your office and even automate your finance and other processes. With this broadening scope of offering, our name no longer reflected the business, so in 1999 we changed our name to IT@Spectrum and we have recently rebranded to just Spectrum.
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
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.
”"In the race to digital transformation, businesses are looking for a technology partner that can offer best-in-class expertise and innovative solutions to stay ahead of the curve. Spectrum are an ideal partner to provide customers with the products and services they need to drive efficiencies, cut costs, and strengthen their offering"James PittickPartner, Channel Director, Canon UK
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.
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 opened. 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 ISO9001:2008 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, Information and Output 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 awarded the prestigious Canon’s European Solutions Partner of the Year 2011.
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 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.