Block is delighted to announce its recent acquisition of award-winning healthcare technology organisation, Innov8.

Founded in 2013 by Ian Smith and Tracy Doucèt, Innov8 has quickly gained recognition for its vertically-focused expertise and capability within UK healthcare. Working with organisations such as Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust to deliver transformative technology-led solutions, Innov8 has received numerous industry awards in recognition of its innovative approach to healthcare technology.

The acquisition marks a significant milestone for both Block and Innov8, and is testament to the outstanding people, culture, technology, growth and success fostered within both organisations.

“We firmly believe that this new strategic alliance provides significant opportunities for our customers, building further on our shared values, successful track record and growth”, explains Tracy Doucèt, Co-founder of Innov8. “Together we are stronger and hold a unique depth of healthcare expertise, experience and transformative technology capabilities.”

Tracèy Doucet and Ian Smith will join the Block Executive Board. The combined revenue of the group is expected to exceed £30m, with over 120 staff working together to provide customers with a more innovative range of transformative programmes which include End User Computing (EUC), Data Centre, IaaS, Cloud, Managed Service, Connectivity and Collaboration solutions.

“Block has always believed in building true partnerships with clients to drive impactful change through technology, particularly within UK healthcare. It is wonderful to welcome Innov8 as a Block company, who so clearly not only share in our values, but also in our approach. We are very excited about the enhanced capabilities, insight and experience created for our customers as we move forward in unison”, concludes Marc Chang, CEO & Founder, Block.

About Block

Block is an IT innovation business, offering expert consultancy, business transformation and managed services that empower clients to aspire and succeed. Combining deep vertical market expertise with proven technical capability, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver impactful, measurable and sustainable business outcomes ensuring investment priorities are effectively aligned to strategic objectives. Our solutions and services help clients across enterprise, commercial and public sectors to increase productivity, accelerate growth and deliver outstanding user experiences.

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