Strutt & Parker, the UK’s largest independent property partnership, has selected Gamma Communications plc, a leading technology-based provider of voice, data and mobile services, to provide a fully-managed communications infrastructure as part of its ongoing IT transformation project.
The three year agreement, worth in excess of £2m, will see Gamma take over the existing fixed and mobile voice services to all Strutt & Parker UK branches and migrate them to Gamma’s cloud-based voice service, Horizon, and its new mobile network.
These cloud communication services will be delivered over Gamma’s next generation MPLS data network that will also provide Strutt & Parker a dedicated interconnect into Microsoft’s Office and Azure platforms.
David Macfarlane, Managing Director of Gamma Network Solutions, commented: “We are delighted to be selected as Strutt & Parker’s long-term strategic partner for communication services. Our managed cloud services drive down cost and complexity whilst improving service availability for enterprise businesses. We look forward to delivering real business value for Strutt & Parker moving forwards.”
Shaun Spalding, Head of IT at Strutt & Parker, added: “We are undertaking a major project to move our IT services into Microsoft Azure and Office365. Our business is still voice heavy as we deliver personalised service to customers and often whilst mobile in rural locations. It was crucial that we identify a partner who we could trust to both deliver and maintain our underpinning enhanced WAN, together with being able to flexibly partner forward in changing technology and business needs. Gamma’s knowledge, experience and professionalism shone through from the first and we have no doubt that we have found such a partner.”
Strutt & Parker LLP is one of the largest and most successful independent property partnerships in the UK with a network of offices throughout England and Scotland. Established in 1885, the business provides professional support on all matters relating to land and property – whether offices or farms, country houses or business parks, leisure centres or shooting rights, new home construction or international real estate. With a dedicated, forward-thinking team offering expert knowledge and sound, professional advice, Strutt & Parker LLP can ensure that businesses, farmers, landowners, house-buyers and international investors can make their assets perform to their best ability.