ITEC has been welcomed as a Patron of the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the longstanding and mutually beneficial partnership between ITEC, the Chamber, and its members.
As well as being involved with the Chamber for many years and providing other members with workplace technology solutions to help them with their success, the Chamber has shown their trust in ITEC expertise and solutions to transform the way they work with IT and telephony.
“The Plymouth-based data centre is ITEC-owned and has world-class capabilities for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) here in the South West,” confirmed Darren. “There is also the fact that the help desk experts are on hand – not just at the end of the phone but also locally based in Plymouth – which offers that extra bit of reassurance.
“Perhaps more importantly, when help desk support is needed – whether it’s a photocopier, a telephony issue or an IT systems issue – if all else fails, a field engineer can be on site really quickly because they are locally based.”
Darren is looking forward to helping more Chamber members to connect their people, offices, devices and data and, through the ITEC Data Centres and Managed Cloud Service, with a premium, customised experience delivered by local experts.
“A member of the Chamber may ask us, ‘How do I become more sustainable?’, ‘How do I become more flexible?’, ‘How do I retain talent?’, ‘How do I ensure that I’m being compliant and not exposing my business to risk?’,” Darren explains. “That’s where the conversation starts; it doesn’t start with, ‘My telephony is 20 years old now and it’s starting to fall apart’, or, ‘I can’t do flexible working because I need this product’."
“Instead, we start with the challenge – perhaps even a challenge people didn’t realise they had or didn’t connect with technology. That is what is ideal with our Chamber relationship, that we can have conversations with members, find out how and what they’re doing, and how we can work together.”
ITEC’s position as a Patron of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber reflects its status as a global and regional leader, and as a supporter of businesses in the South West and beyond.
Chief Executive of the Chamber, Stuart Elford commented, “We could not be more thrilled that ITEC has decided to become a Patron of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber. Our Patrons play a unique role in developing the future of our region and the Chamber is far stronger with ITEC’s support and Patronage."
“Darren and his team have helped hundreds of organisations in Plymouth – including our members – modernise and create collaborative, streamlined work processes. They have unparalleled expertise when it comes to tech strategy – which is something we’ve experienced first-hand since calling on their services for the Chamber. The sheer breadth of the firm’s knowledge and their position as Patron underlines just what an asset they are and will continue to be to our members. ”
If you would like to get in touch with Darren to find out more about the support ITEC provides to local businesses, please contact us today.