RDS Global was established in 1997, originating from the IT department of a Derby-based automotive dealer group. Focusing first on providing tailored network services; IT support, cloud, hardware and consultancy solutions were soon added to their solution portfolio in response to customer requirements.
The business continued to develop, building on their customer service focus, ‘issue ownership’ principles and extending their technical capabilities to meet growing demand. In November 2013, a management buy-out provided them with the opportunity and investment to extend the range of market sectors they serve, supporting single and multi-site SME customers locally and nationally.
In 2015, RDS Global merged with telecom and security product specialists Future Technologies – a strategic move for both companies and which extended their range of solutions and services. The addition of complementary products; digital access control and CCTV, telecom and convergence technologies, has enabled them to be the ‘go-to’ company for a wider range of our customers’ requirements.
RDS Global now support 4,000 users in 200 locations across the UK, serving their customers in sectors which include automotive retail, builders’ merchants, care homes, hotel and hospitality and professional services.