Direct Voice and Data is looking to treble its business turnover in two years and boost the local economy by becoming the first company in the country to sign up to become an O-bit Local Business (OLB), O-bit Telecom’s reseller partnership network.
Direct Voice and Data already has plans to employ new members of staff from the Hudersfield area to cope with the anticipated growth. The company will now work directly with O-bit Telecom to achieve its ambitious growth targets and will benefit from the voice and data network provider’s industry expertise and back office support.
“Becoming the first O-bit Local Business partner is the next exciting stage in our businesses history following our re-brand from Direct Telecom,” says Dave Henderson, managing director, Direct Voice and Data. ”We are proud of our Yorkshire roots and want to continue to work with local businesses and bring employment opportunities to the local community”.
Direct Voice and Data will take advantage of a myriad of benefits, which include access to an enhanced sales and marketing strategy, future proof products and services, and exclusive licensed partner use of O-bit’s bespoke in-house ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, Ask Merlin.
“Too many suppliers offer resellers the means to provide cheaper solutions but add nothing to the value of the business,” explains Dave Breith, CEO of O-bit Telecom. “We developed O-bit Local Business with the idea of meeting this need but also to give independent resellers the chance to have a slice of what is ultimately a £60million pie.”
About O-bit Telecom
O-bit Telecom offers businesses a full range of telecoms products and services through a network of resellers and partners. This includes voice services such as SMS, non geographic numbers, conferencing solutions and VoIP. Data services include broadband, hosting, leased lines and VPNs. With its own voice and broadband networks, O-bit can offer dedicated internet access from its network backbone and is at the forefront of the convergence revolution.
O-bit has also developed its own in-house bespoke ERP software which helps to build strong and efficient relationships between O-bit and its partners.
Founded in 2002 by CEO Dave Breith, O-bit Telecom has experienced phenomenal growth, achieving placements in numerous league tables including the Deloitte Fast 50. Based in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, the company currently employs 50 staff with a turnover in excess of £18million.
About Direct Voice and Data
Direct Telecom successfully sold and maintained telephone systems for 25 years. However, in recent years, due to industry advancements and more importantly customer requirements, Direct Telecom extended its product portfolio to include a whole range of extended voice and data services. In recognition of this change, Direct Telecom has been rebranded as Direct Voice & Data.
Our core services can now be summarised as:
Voice Solutions - telephone systems, mobile solutions, mobile to local network integration, office to office connectivity, Contact Centres, Computer Telephony Integration and creation of one large network for seamless customer service.
Mobiles – full mobile packages to link in with your static system:
Business Mobile contracts, independent solutions with all network providers including iPhones, Blackberry & PDAs Lines & calls
Billed by the second, no minimum call or connection charge. Low rates on local, national & mobile calls.
IT Consultancy - professional advice from experienced consultants.
IT Support - provided by experienced Microsoft certified engineers in person, by helpline or 'virtual engineers' direct to your desktop.
ICT Solutions - hardware, software and accounting applications, network installation, relocation services and virtual office.
Data Services – structured and fibre optic cabling, Internet services, virtual private networks and leased lines.