Quiss is a patron of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, the BCCC for short and we attend a lot of events, but nothing gets you in front of prospects like a showcase event.
This one was held on May 12 at the Hawthorns, which was a fitting venue given the Chamber President is Adrian Wright, the Sales and Marketing Director for West Bromwich Albion FC.
As always, the event kicked off at 9am, with a good strong coffee and breakfast bap, which I barely had time to polish off before the first attendees were asking me, “So, what do Quiss do?”
Now given the breadth of products and services we provide, the answer is never a short one. But to make sure I don’t bore anyone to death with a long list of technical sounding stuff, I limited my reply to; “We supply and support IT infrastructure, applications and peripherals, with an 80-strong technical team based in Tamworth helping clients throughout the UK and Beyond.”
Bearing in mind each member only has a table top on which to display their wares, you can imagine I have to travel light. Wheeling in servers, laptops, monitors, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, telephones and network equipment would certainly overload the display space.
I contented myself with brochures that explain our services in more detail, covering the main aspects of our support services:
A range of services to help client IT systems perform optimally and avoid interruptions to their daily activities – we fix everything from computers and networks to phones and passwords.
We are G-Cloud 6 accredited which ensures our clients are assured best of breed cloud and hosted solutions.
With many years’ experience our converged telephony team provide advice, management, support and procurement for your communications infrastructure.
Our work with SharePoint offers organisations a range of Collaboration and Content services, Business Intelligence and Application Deployment solutions.
Now reading that lot, you understand why I stick to the edited version when asked, what we do!
The event was a big success and I have to compliment the staff at the Hawthorns, who helped make the day run smoothly, appearing patient with all the odd requests flung their way.
I managed to talk to a good number of people in a wide variety of sectors and businesses, covering a range of topics from supplying new bespoke hardware, to services for the education sector and tailored IT support for businesses.
I have to admit, I was a little surprised to find myself in discussion with an organisation worried by the end of life support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, seeing as support ceased in July 2015!
The ultimate measure of success for events of this nature is not just the appointments booked following the event, but the greater understanding all attendees and members have for each other’s businesses – and by that measure the Chamber’s goal was certainly achieved and I can’t wait for the next one.
See you there?
Rob Wheeler, Sales Executive, Quiss Technology