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Manchester, UK – 7 December 2011 – M2, the UK’s leading independent managed print IT services company, has won the managed print services (MPS) award in the Shift to Services category at Canon Europe’s 2011 Premier Partner Conference. Selected from over 800 partners in Canon’s European operation, M2 was awarded the accolade during a ceremony at Gleneagles last month for the Company’s strength in the MPS marketplace.

This is the first year Canon has presented awards to its top European partners in the services industry. After only a two year partnership, Canon selected M2 for its strong MPS approach in securing the business of a large financial services customer.

In a Quocirca report, “Rethinking MPS: The independent approach” (available for free download), senior analyst Louella Fernandes, reveals that as the MPS market evolves beyond the exclusive domain of large enterprises, independent providers promise to widen the penetration of MPS to midmarket organisations that are looking for flexible, enterprise-class MPS capabilities.

“Receiving Canon’s prestigious award for services proves that M2’s MPS offering delivers excellent value, control and innovation to not only our customers, but also our partners,” said John Taylor, CEO, M2. “Our relationship with OEM’s such as Canon combined with our expert consultancy offers customers real value in their print strategies. We believe our independent approach provides customers peace of mind that they are receiving the best MPS solutions available.”

Named as a leader in Gartner’s 2011 MPS Magic Quadrant report, Canon continues to develop its MPS proposition to manage and continually optimise its customers’ document output and related business. MPS will play an important role in Canon’s future business strategy, and Canon is committed to supporting its Partners in moving in this direction.

Hubert Bro, Business Strategy Director, Canon Europe said: “The M2 team impressed our senior management team with its comprehensive approach to managed print services. M2 provides all the elements that Canon looks for to deliver a quality managed print service, including on-going review and consultancy, on-site team support and strategic planning.”

Recently, M2 won a deal worth £40m over eight years with a FTSE 100 company.

About M2
M2 is the UK’s leading Independent managed print IT services company. Offering a proactively managed ranged of office print strategies, infrastructures and document processes, M2 helps organisations’ reduce office print costs, waste and risk. Through an audit and assessment process, M2 provides organisations’ with a customised best practice solution that benefits from the company’s vendor agnostic approach. The company’s professional account management teams helps secure sustained benefits and provides a continuous improvement programme.

M2 operates the four leading hardware brands including Xerox, HP, Canon & Ricoh, as well as the leading software providers such as Equitrac, Safecom and Uniflow. M2 provides all its own expert resources including engineering break-fix services to IT consultancy and support services. M2 provides a national UK service and specialises in the mid to large corporate market. Customers include Atkins, LSBU, Kings, Manchester Airport, Moorcrofts, Westwood College and Shoosmiths. For more information visit

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