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Managed IT services company

Company overview

GCI is one of the UK’s leading managed service providers helping organisations evolve from traditional technology environments.

The business used BGF’s funding to successfully support its buy-and-build strategy, acquiring 12 companies to become the UK’s largest privately-owned ICT service provider. During our investment period, GCI’s revenues doubled to over £100m and grew its team from 150 to 500 people. BGF also provided input into the appointment of four C-suite hires, including a CTO and CMO.

GCI was successfully acquired by Mayfair Private Equity in 2018.


GCI would not have scaled as quickly and successfully as it did without the energy and enthusiasm of the team, and those who have joined the business through our acquisition strategy. BGF​ has been continuously supportive throughout our partnership, actively helping us identify and unlock growth opportunities.​

Adrian Thirkill​, CEO

Company information

Head office
  • Lincoln
  • Adrian Thirkill
Founder & Chair
  • Wayne Martin
BGF office
Investment date
  • Feb 2012 - May 2018
Total BGF investment
  • £10 million