Mother Lands New Dealership

North-east IT and telecoms provider Mother Technologies has started the New Year with a new dealership. The agreement with Avaya will see the Aberdeen-based business boost its offering further throughout the year following a successful end to 2008.

Managing director Steve Redhead says he is now aiming to grow his £1.5 million turnover by 15-20%, building on the positive close to last year which saw the Bridge of Don-based outfit secure contracts to provide all IT and telecom services to the largest independent fuel distributor in Scotland, Johnston Oils, and Scots charity Cornerstone Community Care.

“We are very pleased to have Mother Technologies on board,” said Avaya’s Regional Channel Manager for Scotland, David Kinross. “The company has a high level of IT and telecom expertise and their success in 2008 is a clear demonstration of the dividend that pays. Avaya’s range of integrated telephony products make Mother a perfect fit. I am looking forward to working very closely with Mother in what promises to be a very exciting year”.

Steve Redhead said: “We were already one of the fastest growing providers of IT and telecoms and the largest reseller of Siemens phone systems in the region, so this cements our position. It is a great start to the year and we are delighted to be working with Avaya whose systems are already used by more than one million businesses worldwide.

“With our customers regularly requesting that we maintain their telephone systems, as well as their data networks, it made a lot of sense to pursue a formal business relationship with Avaya.”

Mother Technologies’ engineers and sales staff have now been formally trained and certified by Avaya and with Siemens and Avaya being dominant vendors in the small and medium sized business market, Mother’s customers are set to receive great choice from a strong portfolio backed up with a high level of local expertise.

Set up in 2002, Mother Technologies has installed more than 500 phone systems in the Aberdeen area. The company, based at the city’s Science and Technology Park, provides a single source for telecom, server, desktop and network support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Steve Redhead says in the last year he has seen more and more companies move to outsource their IT and phone requirements – making their businesses more profitable and boosting Mother’s growth.

“Contracting out the management of IT infrastructure is one of the most effective ways to cut costs and improve productivity,” he said. “It helps businesses take control of their outgoings and saves on salaries, recruitment and training – all things that could make a vital difference to organisations in this difficult economic climate.”

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