Mitel awards Executel with 'Unified Communications specialistPARTNER' status

London, UK - 10th November, 2009

Mitel®, today announced that Executel has been awarded Mitel Unified Communications specialistPARTNER status.

To achieve the Mitel 'Unified Communications specialistPARTNER' status channels must meet a strict criteria including, but not wholly restricted to, the following:

  • Two dedicated UC sales specialists
  • Two dedicated UC design specialists
  • Two dedicated UC support specialists
  • A UC demo facility at their premises
  • Five Unified Communications (UC) reference sites
  • Three UC case studies

Commenting on the appointment Tim Price, managing director of Executel said, "We are delighted to be awarded Mitel Unified Communications specialistPARTNER status. We have worked hard to achieve this prestigious designation and look forward to delivering more UC solutions to the market.

"We already hold a successful position in the UC market with customers in the public and private sector. All of which are reaping the benefits of UC in various ways such as, cost savings and reducing their carbon footprint by enabling flexible working. These UC solutions also enable people to stay connected and attract and retain both employees and customers by offering new ways of working. Customers are also impressed with the speed of ROI they are seeing and the increased productivity and efficiencies in the work place. With the new partnership status and increased support from Mitel we are confident that we will win more business in the UC arena."

Robert Hutton, director SME sales UK, Mitel said, "Mitel is a leader in UC software and due to the increased customer demand for UC, we want to encourage more channels to gain this important status which will help them close more sales and increase their bottom line. The 'Unified Communications specialistPARTNER' designation presents channels with additional support and guidance, such as assisting in the identification of market opportunities right through to the close of the sale and beyond."

About Executel
Executel is the No. 1 Unified Communications specialist in the North of England with an extensive product portfolio encompassing IP telephony, mobile communications, LAN/WAN, lines and Low Cost Routing (LCR).

Established in 1997, Executel employs a 46-strong workforce at its Gateshead premises and boasts turnover in excess of £9m.

About Mitel

Mitel delivers flexibility and simplicity in smart unified communications solutions and applications for organizations of all sizes. Mitel is reinventing how successful organizations gain competitive advantage by easily collaborating and communicating over distance and time with customers, colleagues and partners. Mitel's (www.mitel.com) EMEA headquarters are in Caldicot, UK. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

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