When partner companies IT@Spectrum and The One Point took their strategic partnership to a new level in January they did not expect the high number of businesses that would take them up on their joint invitation to 'come and see' how technology can drive growth. More than 500 people have visited in response to the invitation.
The sister businesses created a state-of-the-art working environment at their £2.75m headquarters at the Bridgehead business park in East Yorkshire, where their teams work together to offer a package of IT managed services to a combined client base of more than 1,200 organisations.
The new offices, called The View, have also been purpose-designed to enable formal and informal meetings with customers and prospective customers, enabling them to see the latest technology being used to deliver efficiency and productivity.
IT@Spectrum has more than 30 years experience providing solutions to enable businesses to print more efficiently, manage their data and information electronically and automate processes.
Business IT and telecoms provider The One Point collected the 02 Direct Partner of the Year award in 2016 and is in the top 5% of Microsoft Partners in the UK.
IT@Spectrum MD Ken Sturdy said: "We've opened our doors and welcomed in lots of people. We're showing the latest technology in action and we're practising what we preach.
It's been a revolving door, every single day people are coming in to visit us and make use of the facilities in a variety of ways.
"We always say this place is open to our customers, potential customers, suppliers and friends. Our messages is ‘come and see, you're very welcome and you might well learn something'."
The events calendar features quarterly Tech Talks focused on helping businesses to use technology to drive growth. The first of the Tech Talks series will take place at The View during Humber Business Week and will help companies to organise and utilise profitably the vast amount of data generated within their businesses.
The One Point MD Martin Lauer said: "We've developed these engagements into a calendar of one-off, monthly and quarterly events. The View has effectively become a business destination with some of the region's most influential organisations routinely making use of our offices."
Sarah Downing, Head of Marketing at the Bondholders which used The View for its latest Board meeting, said: "It's a positive move by IT@Spectrum and The One Point to make their offices available to so many visitors and reflects the forward-thinking approach they take to developing links with businesses across the region."
Pictured: Martin Lauer (left) with Ken Sturdy