igroup were great throughout the whole process, and helped to ensure we had a smooth migration across to Azure.

Mark KreegerSynel Ltd

Company History

We’ve always been one step ahead.  Back in 2005, we were one of the first companies to focus on developing mobile applications.  Client demand led us to focus solely on SharePoint from 2008, and we built a close relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Partner.

In 2010, we were the first company to deploy SharePoint into Azure successfully, leading to our team being invited to Microsoft’s Head Office in Redmond to meet with the SharePoint Technical Leads.

Azure became a big part of our business.  So big that we are now among the largest consumers of Azure in the UK.  We developed Cloud Control in 2012 to help manage the costs of Azure by automatically managing resource based on demand, which led to our clients seeing a reduction in their costs of up to 40%.

Company Established!

igroup founded by Steve Rastall to provide bespoke mobile solutions for businesses. The company initially sold ruggedized mobile devices and provided .NET development of custom applications.

Fast Growth!

Boasting fast growth and increasing customer numbers, igroup quickly became a market leader in the mobile space. igroup delivered its first SharePoint based solutions in 2006 that tied mobile into SharePoint.

Move into SharePoint

The launch of SharePoint 2007 led to increasing demand among igroup’s clients, and the company launched its SharePoint forms product to help increase the functionality of the platform for users.

SharePoint Specialists!

The start of igroup’s specialisation in SharePoint. A leader in the space, delivering projects for clients including Palletways and Bibby that meant recognition as a Gold Partner by Microsoft.


igroup expanded its development team to become one of the largest specialists in the UK. The company moved to new headquarters and launched dedicated products for healthcare and education.

Move into Azure!

The SharePoint 2010 launch led to an increase in demand for igroup’s services. The company was the first to deploy SharePoint into Windows Azure and igroup’s team were invited to Redmond by Microsoft

Flexible Support

Recognising the demand for reliable support for SharePoint, igroup introduced our revolutionary flexible support credits which meant that clients no longer needed a long term contract for access to support.

Cloud Control Launch!

A growing reputation as a specialist in cloud based SharePoint services meant that igroup had grown into one of the top users of Azure globally. To help clients manage costs effectively, we launched Cloud Control.

Further Growth

The company continued to grow through 2013, taking on a number of staff in key roles, and acquiring a strong reputation among enterprise class organisations for delivering SharePoint and Azure services.

New Headquarters!

igroup moved to their new head office in Cheshire, and opened a new office in central London to cater to a growing client base in the city. Major client wins including IMI reinforced the company’s position as a market leader.

Focus on Azure

During 2015, igroup launched cloud control as a standalone product to complement Azure. Existing clients had benefit from the service since 2015, in some cases saving 40% of their annual Azure spend.

International Expansion!

From a strong position as market leaders for SharePoint and Azure in the UK, igroup began their international expansion with strategic moves into key territories around the world including Australia, North America & MENA.

Launch of Cloud Console

Recognising the need for improved billing data for Azure, we build Cloud Console.  This new solution provides big data analysis of Azure usage to provide granular reporting about infrastructure use.

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