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Adrian Fitzpatrick

Adrian founded the Arena Group as a six person start-up in 1991, after spotting a gap in the market for a company wanting to trade ethically and win long-term customer partnerships. Initially Arena’s business was primarily in servicing photocopiers; 25 years on, through a mix of organic growth and acquisition, Arena employs over 160 people across six regional offices and turns over in excess of £19m. With a portfolio covering print, copy and software for digital document management, the business now specialises in end-to-end solutions addressing every aspect of document creation, processing, storage and retrieval. Arena has won awards including The Times Best Company to Work for and numerous accolades for customer service excellence. Adrian attributes Arena’s ongoing success to the dedicated team of employees who lend the business a unique culture, customer-centric ethos and broad skill set. This high regard for quality people sees employees remaining with the business for many years – often welcoming family and friends into the fold. The future looks bright for Arena as it embarks on an ambitious plan to grow 10% pa over the next 5 years, through organic growth, acquisition and diversification.

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