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AIM listed Touchstone Group Plc (“Touchstone”), a leading UK-based Business Solutions consultancy, was recently recognised by Microsoft as their No.1 Microsoft Dynamics partner in the UK.

With over 90 Dynamics partners in the UK, Touchstone has gained Microsoft’s No.1 slot for the third consecutive year. Further, with over 9,000 Dynamics partners worldwide, Touchstone has also been confirmed as Microsoft’s 6th largest global Dynamics partner.

Touchstone has been working with Microsoft since 2001 and has grown their Dynamics division to over £17m operating out of seven offices and supporting over 400 Microsoft Dynamics clients.

Touchstone is itself celebrating a strong financial performance following their 25th year of trading and publication of their 2007 Annual Report. Key highlights include:

· Group turnover increased by 31% to over £30m
· Microsoft Dynamics trading increased by over 50%
· Microsoft Dynamics now representing over 57% of total operations
· Headcount grew by 46% to 260 during the year
· Fee Income grew by 41% to £13.2m during the year

Commenting upon both the recent financial performance and the Group’s success with Microsoft, Keith Birch, CEO of Touchstone, said; “The Group has enjoyed significant growth reflecting the benefits of strong technology partnerships and a strategy centred on solving more of our clients’ niche market business issues. To be recognised by Microsoft as their No.1 Partner is a reflection of much hard work and a growing pool of talented staff - we look forward to building upon this success in coming years.”

Paul White, Director of Microsoft Dynamics for the UK, added; “Touchstone’s business continues to grow. This reflects the quality and commitment of their team – and their deep investment in our products and technology. We appreciate their commitment and applaud their success.”

About Touchstone Group

Incorporated in 1982, Touchstone Group plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange AIM market (LSE:TSE).

Touchstone Group provides expert IT Consultancy and Software Solutions to mid-market & enterprise organisations, across a number of areas including: ERP, CRM, eProcurement and BI.

Primarily working with companies in the UK, but also supporting many international organisations, Touchstone has specialist solutions for a number of niche markets including: Rental & Construction Services, Wealth Management and Commodity Trading. Additionally, Touchstone has 25 years of expertise supplying solutions to a number of broader markets including: Not-for-Profit, Financial Services, Hospitality & Leisure, Energy, High Tech, Media & Publishing, and Professional Services.

Clients who have chosen Touchstone Group include: Speedy Hire, PwC, Isle of Man Government, Bank of England, British Olympic Association and JD Wetherspoon.

For further information, please contact:

Natalie Easson
Email: natalie.easson@touchstone.co.uk
Touchstone Group
Tel: +44 (0)207 121 4700
www.touchstone.co.uk

or

Leigh Richards
The Right Image
Email: leigh.richards@therightimage.eu
Tel: 0870 850 7631
www.therightimage.eu


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