We’ve dedicated over 30 years to the technology industry.
And since 1987, we’ve come a long way.
In our early days, we specialised in print – and were proud to be one of HP’s first UK print partners. These days, we’ve expanded and developed our technical offering to include client devices, such as business desktops, laptops and devices, and enterprise infrastructure solutions, including servers, storage, networking and cloud-based services.
DTP has worked in partnership with HP since the very beginning. We’re so confident in the brand and its technology, that it’s all we offer. As a Platinum Partner for HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we’re experts in all things HP, and we pass on the benefits of our partnership status and our expertise to our customers.
DTP is born
In June 1987, Howard Hall founded Desk Top Publishing (DTP) as a specialist provider of PC based publishing and laser printing solutions. He initially ran the business from his attic bedroom at his grandparent’s home in Beeston, Leeds.
First Employee Joins
With rapid expansion came the relocation of the business in 1988 to a terraced house in Holbeck, Leeds. This provided much needed additional office space and the kitchen doubled as a warehouse! DTP recruited its first employee and DTP’s long standing relationship with Hewlett Packard began.
New Warehouse Opens
With the kitchen full to capacity at Cambrian Terrace, DTP moved its logistics operations to its first warehouse in Leeds in 1990.
First Regional Office Opens
Due to a rapidly growing client base in the South, DTP opened its first regional office in 1992 in Saunderton near High Wycombe.
Warehouse & Config. Centre Opens
By 1994, DTP’s warehouse was bursting at the seams and so logistics operations were moved again to a much larger warehouse in Leeds to facilitate developing business requirements and accommodate DTP’s first configuration centre.
DTP begins selling PCs
DTP began to sell Compaq PC’s in 1996, the then market leader, and moved away from an exclusive HP only relationship. Little did we know at the time about HP’s plans to take over Compaq!
MPS and New Head Office
In 1999, DTP moved into the embryonic Managed Print Services (MPS) sector and established a dedicated division to facilitate the expansion after being chosen as HP’s UK launch partner for MPS. In the same year, DTP opened a new HQ and Distribution Centre in Hunslet, Leeds.
Enterprise Division Established
2000 saw DTP move its southern office into central London and expand the portfolio of products and services it offered to include HP servers, storage and networking.
Growth Award Win
In 2002, DTP expansion plans were recognised with its first ever Deloitte and Touche Technology Fast 50 award, ranking it one of the country’s fastest growing technology companies based on revenue growth. DTP won the award for three years in a row!
Further Expansion with Newbury Office
DTP celebrated its coming of age in 2008 with a 21st anniversary dinner and opened the regional office in Newbury, which was to become home to a new division focusing on Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking solutions.
Big Chip Green Environmental Award
In 2010, DTP won its first major environmental award, the Big Chip Green Award, for its MPS partnership with Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University).
UK IT Award Finalist
DTP continued to showcase environmental focus and credentials as a finalist in the UK IT Industry awards for Environmental Project of the Year.
Industry Award Marks 25 years in Business
DTP marked its 25th anniversary with a celebration dinner as well as winning the Microscope Ace Vertical Market Reseller of the Year industry award!
DTP Solutionpath is Born
In 2012, DTP Group company Solutionpath was established to provide Big Data Analytics services to universities across the country.
HP Gold Partner of the Year
In 2012, DTP won the HP Gold Partner of the Year award and achieved HP’s elite Platinum Partner status across all of service divisions.
London Office Relocation
Due to continued growth and the establishment dedicated Managed Print Service team in the South, DTP Group relocated its London office into the heart of the city near St Pauls Cathedral.
DTP Focuses on Youth Unemployment
DTP’s focus on youth unemployment reaps dividends, with trainees, apprentices and graduates now representing over 10% of all DTP staff.
DTP Group Re-Brand
In 2015, DTP Group launched its new brand identity to reflect the modern way in which DTP helps clients adopt a new style of business powered by technology. The DTP website was relaunched to detail the full portfolio of services and solutions offered by the Group.
HP Big Data Award
DTP Group and DTP Solutionpath received a HP PartnerOne Award for Big Data in EMEA at the 2015 HP Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas. The award recognises the unique predictive analytics services that DTP Solutionpath delivers.
Client Supplier of the Year
DTP Solutionpath was presented with the top award, Supplier of the Year, at the 2015 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Supplier Recognition Awards. The award recognises Solutionpath’s contribution to NTU’s student experience and retention programmes through the development of its Student Dashboard.
Best Use of Technology Award
DTP Solutionpath was once again recognised as a Top Supplier at the 2016 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Supplier Recognition Awards winning Best use of Technology award.
Award for Innovation
DTP’s Managed Print Services team were delighted to be presented with the Award for Innovation, at the 2016 Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Supplier Recognition Lunch and Awards.
DTP has a nationwide field of operation and customer base. So wherever you are located in the UK, the DTP team of experts are on hand to deliver the personal and attentive service you deserve.
Leeds – London – East Kilbride
DTP remains an elite partner to both HP and HPE, holding the HP Partner First Platinum status for HP and an Enterprise Gold Partner status for Services, Storage and Data Centre Specialist for HPE.
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