Stone becomes just one of five specialists in the UK to be awarded the status.
Leading circular IT solutions provider, Stone Group, has announced that it has been recognised as an expert Microsoft Device Sales Specialist, joining the uppermost tier of Microsoft Partners within the education in the UK. With almost 30 years’ experience operating in the education sector, Stone has been recognised for its device, software, cloud solutions, deployment, and training/enablement offerings.
The award, reviewed and compiled by Microsoft annually, recognises partners that are able to demonstrate expert capability in supporting education institutions with their Microsoft device requirements. Stone Group was awarded Education Device Sales Specialist status after a rigorous examination process, taking a wide range of criteria into account, including pricing, licencing, customer journeys, accessibility, and technical expertise.
As an expert, Stone Group will receive ongoing technical development support and training from Microsoft, as well as marketing support and funding to promote joint solutions to primary and secondary schools, multi-academy trusts, higher education, and further education institutions.
Simon Harbridge, CEO at Stone Group, commented, “We’re incredibly proud to be recognised as only one of five expert Microsoft Education Device Sales Specialists, and have our developing services and products recognised as some of the best in the UK by such a prestigious partner. The award, in addition to our Microsoft Gold Partner status, is testament to our close relationship with Microsoft and ability to serve the education sector.
“When working with an expert Education Device Sales Specialist, education institutions will have peace of mind and total confidence that they’re dealing with a qualified and experienced provider. The education sector has faced unprecedented times over the past year, and the quick and efficient procurement of appropriate devices has played a more crucial role than ever before. This will continue to be integral to the quality of education and support offered to students as we move forward, and the support of a trusted, quality education-specific solutions provider will be invaluable.”
Stone Group is a trusted partner of numerous leading global technology brands alongside Microsoft, including Intel, Acer, Adobe, Lenovo, Phillips, Logitech, HP and Cisco.