Aspire Appointed Mitel Partner

North East managed services provider Aspire Technology Solutions has been selected as an authorizedPARTNER of unified communications vendor, Mitel.

Gateshead-based Aspire can now offer the complete Mitel solutions portfolio, thereby enabling the company to further expand its product offering to include a range of sophisticated voice and video communications platforms as well as mobile applications.

Of Aspire’s new Mitel status, Managing Director, Nigel Begg said: “To have been selected as a reseller of Mitel’s products is a fantastic achievement for Aspire. Our background and experience to date has been very much focused on the managed IT services market but it became clear that there was a gap in our offering and that many companies want to deal with just the one supplier for all their business systems and applications.

“We therefore decided to widen our net to include telephony and unified communications solutions and have worked hard to prove that we are a good fit for Mitel. We have committed to recruiting additional staff that have existing knowledge and experience within the telephony market and are working with Mitel to ensure that our technical team are trained and fully qualified across the entire product set.”

Chris Fraser, Technical Director of Aspire added: “Gaining authorizedPARTNER status with Mitel is a real coup for us and it will enable us to offer additional added value solutions to our clients. This in turn will provide them with a greater variety of technology to choose from and a single supplier from which to get all their services. As a rapidly growing company, we will be able to target previously untapped markets, offering the very latest in emerging technologies.

“Throughout the life of Aspire, we have made it an absolute priority to partner with the best providers in the industry including Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, VMware and now Mitel. We are therefore delighted to be selected as one of their partners and look forward to working closely with the organisation moving forward.”

Commenting on their decision to work with Aspire, James Madgwick, Account Executive for Mitel, said: “Aspire is a fast growing company with the skills and ambition to make its mark in the telephony and unified communications marketplace.

“As a business, they have proved their commitment to Mitel and invested heavily in technical resources, training and internal systems in order to ensure they have a fully qualified team of first-class communications consultants that will help broaden their existing product offering. We are therefore delighted to name them as a Mitel authorizedPARTNER and look forward to a long-standing and prosperous relationship with the company.”

Headquartered in Gateshead and with sites in South Tyneside and Central London, Aspire is an award-winning managed services company with a 25-strong workforce and turnover of £2.5m.