South Africa’s largest privately owned managed service provider, the Integr8 Group, has qualified as a Top300 Western Cape Company in 2012.

The national ICT services company received notification from Topco Media, the company that runs the Top300 programme.

Identification as a Top300 company is based on criteria developed by Topco Media in partnership with the Cape Chamber of Commerce, the Western Cape Provincial Government, Accelerate and Wesgro.

The criteria includes national turnover, Western Cape turnover as a percentage of national turnover, number of employees in the Western Cape as well as planned revenue growth and planned staff increase over the next five years.

Topco Media’s internal research department vetted a list of over 7 000 companies within the Western Cape and then focused extensive research on the resulting top 1000.

According to information supplied by Topco Media, the Western Cape is home to approximately 10% of the country’s population, contributes almost 15% of national output and attracts over 16% of the country’s foreign direct investment.

There is no doubt about the region’s strategic importance to the country’s socio-economic framework says Robert Sussman, joint CEO of Integr8.

“The value of this recognition for Integr8 is that it identifies the company as amongst the top operators within the local Western Cape environment, which is competitive and is growing in significance in terms of ICT development and application. But, of equal importance, is the fact that the province has progressed and there is now a massive pool of skills and businesses with the credibility to help sustain the advancement of ICT and managed services across the country,” says Sussman.

Integr8’s Cape office is located within the Equinox building in the high-growth area of Sea Point. The company employees in excess of 550 skilled professionals across its multiple offices.

Sussman adds that the company will work hard to build on the recognition and continue to transfer the value of credible, effective ICT and managed services