Following an exciting year for Avalon IT, I would like to make you aware of some important changes which see us set for further growth in 2016. October saw us finalise a merger with Active8 Managed Technologies. Active8 supply, service and maintain print equipment from brands such as Sharp, Canon and Samsung. Supported from the Active8 Head Office based in Newark, we are now able to offer our customers expertise and support in the copier and managed print services market.
2015 has been a great year for Avalon, having operated from our premises at Burton Waters for 12 months we have reaped the rewards of our new surroundings and better connected location. We have also invested in a new network monitoring platform which we firmly believe has further reinforced our position as one of the leading managed IT services companies in the East Midlands. We now support almost 100 organisations across the public, private and charitable sectors covering new locations including Kettering, Spalding and Stevenage. During the year we added two new members to the team. Andrew Walmsley joined in January as an experienced helpdesk engineer with experience in both the private and public sectors. In August, Alasdair Corton joined us as a helpdesk engineer on the government backed Microsoft apprenticeship scheme. We are fortunate to have such a committed, professional team who constantly strive to deliver first class service. December also marked Avalon’s 5th anniversary so provides an opportunity for additional Christmas party celebration this year!
Avalon are now at the forefront of providing a centralised helpdesk to the converging markets of IT, Print and Telephony. Having recently invested in our own hosted VOIP infrastructure, we are now able to offer a fully managed cloud hosted solution, making our customers significant savings on phone calls, line rental, hardware and service. Our expanding portfolio and collaboration with Active8 sees us set to provide our customers with greater choice in 2016.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued custom and support as we continue to grow in 2016. All that remains is for me to wish you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year and I look forward to working with you in 2016.