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We’ve been around for more than two decades, but have never stopped learning and adapting – have a look at our history…

1990, February 12th

itpr founded by Bob Dearsley as a B2B technology PR consultancy and immediately signs up first client, a French BOURSE-listed technology reseller, closely followed by Foundation Systems and Ultimate Corporation

1990, June

First offices opened in Wimbledon

1993

Great Plains Software UK begins its long relationship with itpr. This partnership sees a small start-up with only four employees expand to become a major player in the UK accounting software market – employing over 300 people in Chertsey – as well as extending into Benelux isupported by itpr. The parent company will enjoy a highly successful flotation on NASDAQ in 1997 and the relationship will end just prior to being sold to Microsoft in 2001 for $1.1 Billion.

1994

KPOS begins a 10-year relationship with itpr as it grows its profile in the retail sector, before being sold to industry giant Torex in 2004

1996

Utopia Technology Partners start as a client with itpr in order to grow profile in the help desk and call centre media, resulting in their trade sale just two years later.

2000

itpr attends Softworld with five clients exhibiting, including Great Plains Software, Exchequer Software, PS Financials, Advanced Business Solutions and Albany Software.

itpr begins three year engagement promoting major technology trade show, Internet World

Bob Dearsley appointed as Chairman of the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) CIPR Group – now Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – which two years later wins the CIPR award for Group of the Year

itpr moves to new, larger office premises in Chertsey

2002

itpr listed in PRWeek Top 150 Agencies for the first time

2003

NEC becomes a client, and so does DunnHumby

Bob Dearsley invited to be a judge on the CIPR Awards panel for the first time – the start of an annual role

International retail technology provider Anker Systems becomes a client with specific goal to grow European media profile in order to sell company. Campaign is so successful that Anker instead floats on AIM stock market in 2004

2004

itpr listed in PRWeek Top 40 Technology Agencies for the first time

2005

itpr moves offices to Premier House to accommodate growing team

2006

GOWI Group becomes a client to increase its market profile and is successfully bought by industry heavyweight Bond International Software, who asks itpr to represent the whole larger company

SearchMedica hires itpr to launch medical search engine to the healthcare industry

2007

Speed-Trap brings itpr on board to boost profile in vertical markets, particularly marketing. itpr later executes Speed-Trap’s  rebrand to Celebrus Technologies in 2011

2008

itpr adds SEO PR to its portfolio

Maxymiser and Efficient Frontier both join as clients, cementing, along with Speed-Trap, itpr‘s position as a specialist in promoting digital marketing technology companies

2010

itpr adds Digital and Social PR to its portfolio

itpr begins highly successful, integrated European PR campaign throughout UK, Germany and Holland for US-based Tripwire

ESG becomes a client and later asks itpr to help with rebrand to Cloud Computing Centre

2011

Michael Norton invited to join the board of itpr as Financial Director

Canada-based IT security giant WinMagic brings itpr on board to support expansion into UK and EMEA

Start-up MyDrive Solutions enlists itpr to launch the company into the insurance telematics market

2012

itpr opens second premises – Northumberland Avenue, WC2 London

San Francisco-based Semphonic hires itpr to help drive its growth beyond the US into EMEA

Cloud Computing Centre – a client for over two years – is sold to Six Degrees after highly successful PR campagin

5app, a UK-based start-up focused on the mobile app market, signs up itpr to accelerate their growth

Montreal-based Momentis brings in itpr to help launch brand new UK presence

ITPR announced as outright winners of PRWeek’s ‘Most Rated by Journalists’ survey

Onwards and upwards…

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