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Telesis achieve NEC EMEA Best SME Reseller award at NEC EMEA Partner Conference 2018


NEC and Telesis demonstrate strong mutual commitment at highly successful event 

Noordwijk, Hilversum, 17th of May 2018 – At NEC’s EMEA Partner Conference 2018, held in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 16-18 May, NEC, leading IT and Communications solutions provider, awarded its top performing business partners addressing the enterprise ICT market for their excellent performance over the past year.

The three-day conference with “Advantage” as theme, brought together NEC’s major distributors, key business partners and solution partners from over 40 countries across EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa). At the conference Paul Kievit, President at NEC Enterprise Solutions, expressed his appreciation for the strong commitment the business partners have shown and congratulated them with their significant achievements across many territories. NEC’s growing market penetration and expanding partner community was reflected in the increased number of participants, this year some 300 attendees from across the region.

“It is highly inspiring to experience the enthusiasm of our business partners for our brand, our portfolio and our vision”, said Ronald Schapendonk, Marketing Director at NEC Enterprise Solutions. “This conference confirms once again how NEC and our partners are bringing IT and Communication solutions that enable organizations and their workforce to embrace the business advantages of digital transformation. The awards are recognition of our mutual commitment and business success and we look forward to fruitful continuation of the way we are serving the EMEA Enterprise market together”, Schapendonk stated. 

NEC shared its vision and plans for the upcoming year and showcased a broad suite of IT & Communications solutions set behind the company’s Smart Enterprise approach. Latest enhancements and expansions to the portfolio were received by all partners with extreme enthusiasm.

During a special Gala Dinner at the prestigious Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Telesis received the NEC EMEA Best SME Reseller 2017/2018 award.

“With the innovative power of a global leader and the dynamic support of local organizations and highly professional channel partners, NEC is in an excellent position to respond to the most demanding needs of customers”, Kievit concluded.


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About NEC Enterprise Solutions:

NEC Enterprise Solutions provides IT & Communication solutions to small, medium and large enterprises in both the private and public sectors. Designed for open connectivity, high availability and flexible growth, our innovative solutions incorporate the latest voice, data and video technologies and enable real-time, collaborative working, increased productivity and customer satisfaction. Our servers, storage solutions, software and virtualized workstations enable businesses to maximize operational efficiency, performance and profitability.

Telesis acquires Digital Telecom Airtime Ltd

Telesis is pleased to announce the acquisition of Radcliffe-based Digital Telecom Airtime. The acquisition has increased Telesis’ turnover to more than £9million

Christian Bleakley, Managing Director of Telesis Ltd said: “Digital Telecom Airtime is an excellent addition to the Telesis group and forms a key part of our future growth plans. The business is perfectly located and has a great team that use advanced technology that will complement our existing services and have real synergies with Telesis. We will retain the Digital Telecom Airtime brand and their staff working at the Radcliffe site who will now also become part of the Telesis group. We are really looking forward to working with the team at Digital Telecom Airtime and their customers.”

“Once again the Royal Bank of Scotland has demonstrated their support and continued confidence in Telesis by funding this latest acquisition. John Copping has been very supportive.”

“I am hoping to complete two further acquisitions this year and increase revenues even further to achieve £10million turnover.”

Digital Telecom Airtime was formed in 2005 as a business telecommunications provider. It specialises in all aspects of Telecoms including Cloud telephony, calls, lines, telephone systems, broadband, NGNs and SMS Services.

Christine Thorpe, Former Managing Director of Digital Telecom Airtime added: “I am delighted with the acquisition by Telesis and their commitment to ensure the continuity of staff relationships and further advanced support for our clients.

“I am also pleased to confirm that I will continue to be involved in the group to ensure a smooth transition for both staff and customers.”

John Copping Regional Head of the North and Scotland at the Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate Transactions team said: “Telesis has a very strong strategy in place to develop the business and I am delighted to assist them with their continued growth with the acquisition of Digital Telecom Airtime. Telesis is well on track to meet their growth target of achieving £10million turnover and already looking for future acquisition targets this year.”

Telesis Ltd Ranked in the Top 5 of the Emerging Stars Awards 2018

The annual Emerging Stars programme identifies and recognises the most exciting, high growth scale-ups in the UK, with revenues between £3m and £10m, ranked according to their Megabuyte Scorecard rating.

The report can be found at www.megabuyte-awards.com/emerging-stars/winning-companies

Christian Bleakley, Managing Director of Telesis Ltd said: 

“I am extremely honoured for Telesis to be ranked in the top 5 emerging technology companies in the UK and it shows how far we have come in the last 12 months. To get a near perfect score of 96 out of 100 is testament to all our hard work. I am very excited about what the coming year will bring and feel Telesis is on the verge of something great.”


The Emerging Stars Awards are an annual event and an independent ranking of the UK’s best-performing technology scale-ups. The awards assess the performance of both private and public companies within the ICT Services and Software sectors.

As well as listing the 25 best-performing companies overall, the awards also recognise individual excellence across a number of different performance categories.

The resulting rankings are compiled using Megabuyte’s proprietary Megabuyte Scorecard methodology, which assesses companies’ performance against key financial KPIs. Megabuyte’s awards differ from other growth awards in the superior rigour of their financial analysis and their specific focus on pure-breed technology companies and are widely regarded as an influential sector benchmarking reference.