About Us

Rapid Technologies HQ is based in the northwest of England on the former site of the old Liverpool-Speke airport in newly acquired high-tech premises comprising 6000 sq ft of modern offices, showrooms and warehouse space in Dakota Business Park, Liverpool.

Before re-branding Rapid Technologies was formerly known as Rapid Computers Ltd when it was first established over 30 years ago as a family business by its founding Directors Mark & Denis Stevens in 1985. This was pretty much at the start of the personal micro-computer boom in the 80’s and 90’s and the company went on to sell over 50,000 micro-computers to consumers, business and educational organisations throughout the UK.

A corporate re-branding as Rapid Technologies happened at the end of the 90’s to more accurately reflect the new products and wide range of Managed ICT Services that the Company was delivering. By 2000 the Directors decided to exit the retail PC market and expand the business by concentrating on infrastructure projects within education. It was in this period that the ICT within academic environments was being completely transformed under collaborative government initiatives like the “Technology Colleges Trust” and from 2000-2008 as a Microsoft Gold partner Rapid won several business awards from Deloittes for consistently demonstrating outstanding year on year SME growth in the Technology sector.

The company became an acknowledged and recognised academic ICT provider by 2008 successfully delivering campus wireless, wide area networking and interactive AV solutions and services to over 1000 northwest schools and institutions. Rapid was accredited as a Gold partner for the global market leading whiteboard manufacturer Smart Technologies helping contribute to their success by deploying over 10,000 boards into UK classroom environments.

By 2010 the experience gained in deploying 1000- 5000 user academic rollouts had ideally positioned Rapid to embark on targeting large enterprise and UK PLC customers. After the financial meltdown it was evident in the UK that most businesses were looking to drive change transformation. As a consequence through its innovation and experience Rapid has successfully continued to implement numerous Eco/Green friendly, Lean Management and Virtual Meeting Room strategies for many national and multi-national businesses to great affect post credit crunch.

In 2010 Rapid formed a new microwave/wireless division (see rapidwireless.co.uk) which distributes, designs, maintains and installs point to point and point to multi-point licensed and unlicensed microwave communications products for channel resellers throughout the UK.

Rapid are now considered one of the countries leading specialists in the field of digitally interactive technologies having provided interactive meeting room and digital signage and wireless solutions for many FTSE, NHS, Military, Local government, Manufacturing, Rail and SME organisations.

More recently in 2014 Rapid was instrumental in providing a digitised solution which demonstrated significant ROI and cost savings which helped Jaguar Land Rover Halewood win a global award for innovation across the TATA group.

Demonstration facilities sited across the country.

Why buy from Rapid? Our team look to exceed your expectations and deliver the very best customer experience.

Experienced

With 30 Years experience, with our vendor trained and accredited staff you can be assured of the right advice and support for your Audio Visual requirements and beyond.

Innovative

Rapid work with leading edge vendors and manufacturers to turn your project however challenging into an innovative solution designed around functionality and maximising return on investment.

Creative

Rapid not only supply innovative solutions and system designs, Rapid can give you more purpose to your solution with our dedicated software and apps creation service.

Committed

Here at Rapid we are passionate about our solutions and committed to delivering the very best in Pre-Sales, Sales, Installation, Training and ongoing service and support.

Latest Blogs/News

 
Rapid Autumn Open Day
21-Sep-2016

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Nureva Span readies business for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
07-Sep-2016

At its annual meeting in January 2016, the World Economic Forum released a report that opened with this statement: “Five years fr..


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Nureva Span just got a whole lot better with its 1.3 version release
08-Sep-2016

Rapid have been successfully promoting Nureva Span for nearly 12 months now and each new release if the software has added value. The new ve..


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Does anyone out there need a Huddle?
16-Feb-2016

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SMART kapp iQ makes a quantum leap and becomes even more essential!
06-Sep-2016

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Our Partners
  • AMX
  • Barco
  • BENQ
  • Chief
  • Crestron
  • CTOUCH
  • Datapath
  • Epson
  • Extron
  • Logitech
  • Microsoft
  • Internet Central
  • Onelan
  • Peerless AV
  • Polycom
  • Promethean
  • Samsung
  • Smart Enterprise Reseller
  • Smart Room System Specialist

Contact Us

  •   Unit 10 Dakota Business Park,
         Speke, Liverpool L19 2QR
  •   0800 195 0938
  •   0151 282 1832
  • info@rapid.co.uk

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