Our Story

Our powers have been built over 33 years in the software market. A combination of experience, specialist skills and trusted relationships. We use these powers to streamline the software procurement process and provide pro-active support to achieve growth. With a unique market position we are able to adapt to meet the individual needs of our customers and partners.

1987

QBS Founded
Skye Quin and Ian Butterworth set up QB Systems

1993

Company name officially updated to QBS Software

1996

First company website launched

1997

Dedicated sales team introduced

2001

New London HQ on the back of record growth 

2002

GBP500k in monthly sales achieved for first time

2006

Microsoft names QBS as Gold partner

2011

QBS Distribution formed

2012

GBP1 million in monthly sales achieved for the first time

2014

Over GBP10 million in yearly sales achieved for the first time

2017

Dave Stevinson sets up QBS Technology Group with the vision of becoming Europe’s leading software delivery platform

2018

QBS Technology Group completes acquisition of QBS Software Limited, a UK Software distributor based in London

2018

Included in the ‘Top 1000 companies to inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange, and invited to join their prestigious ELITE academy

2019

QBS Software France established with acquisition of Siener Informatique SAS, based in Paris

2019

QBS Software Limited expands its platform support to the MSP community with the acquisition of Zedsphere

2019

QBS Technology Group expands the platform into the Baltic States with the acquisition of UAB Laknova, a Lithuanian software distributor

2019

CRN UK ranks QBS Software Limited in its ‘Top 25 UK Distributors’ list

2019

QBS Software Limited highly commended by CRN for ‘Distributor of the Year – sub 250m’ 

2019

GNR:Tech joins the QBS software delivery platform with full ESD capability for consumer and retail packaged software 

2020

QBS Software Limited acquires 4Serv to strengthen its commitment to the MSP community and integrates it onto the MSP platform

2020

QBS Software Limited acquires European cybersecurity VAD, Alpha Generation Distribution, strengthening its pre-sales engineering, account management and professional services

2020

QBS Software confirmed as European MASTER Distributor for JetBrains

2020

QBS Software announced as runner-up by PCR for ‘Distributor of the Year’

2020

QBS Technology Group acquires Compuwave GmbH to establish a presence in the DACH region

2020  

Shortlisted by CRN for ‘Cloud Distributor of the Year’ and ‘CyberSecurity Distributor of the Year’  

2020

Establishes QBS Nordic, based out of Stockholm

2020

Over GBP100 million in yearly sales achieved for the first time

2021

QBS named by The Sunday Times as the 40th fastest-growing, privately-owned exporter in the UK

2021  

QBS ranked 47th in the UK’s top 50 fastest growing technology companies by D&B

2021

QBS Software, QBS France and QBS International simultaneously announce European Distribution of SolarWinds

 

Your platform to superpower your software sales

European distributor specialising in software. With offices in London, Telford, and Paris. 

A specialist distributor of cloud solutions for IT service providers 

Value-added distributor of enterprise software for France

A specialist IT security distributor for specialist proactive IT security solutions

Distributor of enterprise software and services for the Baltic States

Successful software distributor in the dynamic IT environment for 14 years

Group businesses & divisions

Renowned for a high quality of service and expertise in enterprise software
A specialist distributor of cloud solutions for IT service providers 
Value-added distributor of enterprise software for France
Specialist distributor of consumer software and software enabled hardware
Distributor of enterprise software and services for the Baltic States