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A Successful Giganet VIP Customer Day 2019

31st October 2019
Andrew Skipsey at Connected

Andrew speaking at the customer day

As a way of saying thank you to our valued customers, providers and partners, we held a customer update day at the stunning INEOS TEAM UK headquarters. On the morning of 15th October 2019, we welcomed a close group of customers and partners to meet, catch-up and hear from M12, Giganet and some of our key suppliers. We also had our Brand Ambassador and Olympic Gold Medallist; Dani Rowe MBE, join us as our keynote speaker for the morning.

The day was a huge success and we were extremely pleased to receive great feedback from those who attended. The customer update day and the mini conference, Connected Solent, that followed in the afternoon has been something we have wanted to do for many months. To finally see it come to fruition was truly amazing for the entire M12 and Giganet team.

To kick us off, our MD Andrew welcomed familiar faces and new ones with an update on the company and what we’ve been up to. Matthew Skipsey, Head of Giganet, also shared some exciting developments with our Giganet brand including the recent network upgrade, new partnerships and continued investment in our core infrastructure.

Peter Jones INEOS at the customer day

Peter Jones on INEOS TEAM UK’s Americas Cup challenge

In both the morning and afternoon, we had the pleasure of hearing from Peter Jones, Senior Head of IT at INEOS TEAM UK, about their latest Americas Cup challenge. Our event was held on the same day INEOS TEAM UK launched their RB1 racing yacht for the first time. Guests had the opportunity to see first-hand the boat leaving and returning to Portsmouth Harbour.

A massive thanks to all our suppliers and partners who attended and spoke on the day. Stuart Bell, Splicecom’s Head of Sales, shared about their latest SV1000 platform and its advanced features. Many of our M12 customers rely on their Splicecom systems and it was great to hear more about how our customers can make the most out of their phone systems.

CityFibre, one of the main sponsors of our event, gave an interesting update on their £2.5bn investment to deploy fibre infrastructure across the UK. Their Head of Sales, Paul North, shared their exciting plans to massively grow the Portsmouth network and the planned developments across the wider region in the coming months.

We were extremely delighted to welcome our brand ambassador and triple World Champion, World Record Holder and Olympic Gold Medallist, Dani Rowe MBE, to our VIP customer update day. Dani’s story is truly inspirational. She overcome many hurdles, career-threatening injuries and professional uncertainties to achieve her lifelong ambitions.

We were amazed to hear such a positive response to her story and are glad our attendees could take away a lot of useful insights.

The day wouldn’t have been a success without those of you who attended and the amazing support from our partners including our sponsors, videographers and photographers. Thanks to Giant Leap Video and Penny Plimmer for brilliantly capturing the day.

Check out the customer update day highlights below and follow us on LinkedIn for more photos.