May was a busy month for our Manchester team, holding two successful Intercity Telecom events at the historic Manchester Central venue for IP Expo and the elegant Cloud 23 Bar located in Manchester’s landmark building Beetham Tower for Manchester Connect.
IP Expo saw the Intercity team showcase its unified communications solution Touch Telephony®, generating an enormous amount of interest from the stand visitors. The Intercity Racing game was also a big hit, bringing out the competitive spirit in those that played. A common theme amongst the delegates was the desire to adopt cloud technology into their organisations to deliver increased business efficiencies, as well as enjoy a superior cost model.
Dion O’Byrne, Senior Business Development Manager, commented “It was fantastic to have so many great conversations around transforming business performance through communications technology and using core applications to raise employee productivity and customer service levels. This resonated with our stand visitors who understood how deploying our solutions could enable their companies to drive a competitive advantage in their market sectors”.
We also held our first northern Microsoft dinner, aptly named Manchester Connect, the first in a series of events designed not only for us to engage with our northern clients but to also provide a platform for sharing knowledge, information and contacts with each other, and it was very well received.
The evening was hosted by Intercity’s Sales and Marketing Director Will Kennedy and the northern sales team, with support from Andrew Constable, representing our technology partner Microsoft. We launched proceedings with a friendly networking session in the sumptuous Cloud23 bar, enjoying drinks with the stunning city centre views as our backdrop.
After being ushered into our own private dining area, both Will Kennedy and Andrew Constable gave short keynote speeches, which were warmly received by all. Dion commented:
“Our message of transforming businesses with communications technology resonates particularly well and encourages clients to view communications as a tool that, when implemented correctly, will deliver real tangible business benefits such as an increase in employee productivity, an enhanced customer service level and return on investment. We are very much looking forward to the next event”.