3 Step IT Annual Report 2018 - Page 5

“It was an exciting year. 2019 promises to be more exciting still.”
Jarkko Veijalainen
With all this happening, we never forget that we
are in business because of our customers and
partners. Our partners help us ensure we keep
our promises, and our customers continually
inspire us to do better. We always remember
you have a choice and I thank you for choosing
to work with us.
As I wrote this introduction last year, I reflected
on 20 years of progress as our company grew to
be a highly effective competitor and a uniquely
valuable collaborator. It was a moment when
3 Step IT was in transition.
Usually annual reports talk about the biggest, the
best, the most profitable, and so on. While this
report is no exception, the real story of 2018 is
that it has been the most exciting in our history.
Looking forward, with thousands of strong
customer relationships, we see profitable growth
from our current activities continuing, amplified
by a European alliance.
As well as delivering our best ever set of
business results, 2018 was the year when
the leading European lessor recognised our
unique approach to IT financing, and our
sustainability achievements. We spent 2018
in intense discussion and negotiation with
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. The outcome
is a proposed alliance to take our sustainable IT
solution across Europe.
2019 promises to be more exciting still.
This is an inflection point: it is an opportunity
to realise our ambition to be the leading global
technology lifecycle management provider. Over
the next two years, once we have regulatory
approval, this alliance will take our circular
business model into all the major European
Jarkko Veijalainen,
Chairman of the Board


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