Simon Beatham, Chief Executive, Nottingham Rugby and Todd McQuilkin, MD, Air-IT
About Nottingham Rugby
Formed in 1877, Nottingham Rugby is a professional team with a long and illustrious history in the city. Known to fans as ‘the Green & Whites’, the Club plays at the Meadow Lane home of Notts County Football Club, just outside Nottingham city centre.
Nottingham Rugby finished second in the Championship league after the 2012/13 season, narrowly missing out on a promotion to the Premiership after qualifying for their first ever semi-final play-off. And with Air-IT taking care of their IT networks and systems off the pitch, hopefully the team will find the extra drive and focus to win through and gain promotion this time round.
Teaming up with the Green & Whites
Air-IT is no stranger to Nottingham Rugby as our Managing Director, Todd McQuilkin, is a long-time supporter of the Club and we’ve been pleased to sponsor two of their events in the last two seasons.
In October 2011, we sponsored the Man of the Match award at a special Ladies’ Day charity match against Jersey, and in May 2013 we sponsored the ‘Guess the Score’ prize draw at the play-off semi-final second leg match against Bedford Blues.
“As a Kiwi, rugby is in my blood and I’ve been a Green & Whites fan ever since I moved to the area in 1983. Thanks to the Air-IT sponsorship deals, I, my wife and my colleagues have had some fantastic off-the-pitch experiences with Nottingham Rugby as well as the enjoyment of watching them play.”
“I’m delighted to welcome the Green & Whites to Air-IT as a support client and hope the high quality managed IT services we’ll provide will play a part in a hugely successful 2013/14 season for the Club.”
A Winning IT Support Service
With our fully managed IT support service, we’ll be proactively supporting Nottingham Rugby’s IT infrastructure to meet their existing and future needs, whilst keeping their network and systems in the best of health.
We started by carrying out an in-depth audit of their existing network, servers and PCs to identify where upgrades were needed to improve performance, reliability and security. Our next step was to migrate Nottingham Rugby’s existing Exchange email service to Air-IT’s own Hosted Microsoft Exchange cloud-based email solution.
This offers a range of business benefits, such as reducing maintenance and upgrade costs; facilitating mobile working; and enabling unified, synchronised messaging across PCs, mobile devices and the web. Our Hosted Exchange solution also provides the same business grade email services and security levels as a traditional, onsite solution.
What’s more, the Club’s previous email server was used to replace the existing file server saving on upgrade costs. .
For ongoing support, we’ve implemented our fully managed Support-IT package. This gives Nottingham Rugby unlimited access to expert advice and support from our dedicated Service Desk and fully-qualified field engineers.
And we’ll be using our brand new, state of the art remote monitoring and management solution, so we can keep a close eye on their infrastructure, monitor their systems 24/7 and proactively respond to any maintenance, updates or upgrades that are required.
Chief Executive Simon Beatham commented:
“We’re delighted with our new partnership with Air-IT. It’s great to be associated with such a fast-expanding company who are also keen to help Nottingham Rugby grow. The high quality IT support they’re providing will make a huge difference when it comes to meeting our future objectives. We’ve been very impressed with the service received so far and we’re already reaping the benefits of working with Todd and the team.”
First Class IT support in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester (and beyond)
Are you a SME or larger business looking for high quality, fully managed IT support services? If so, talk to Air-IT. We work with all kinds of businesses and organisations in the Midlands area and across the UK to provide the right IT infrastructure to improve operational performance and facilitate growth. Whatever your business aims, we’ll help you meet them.
Please contact us today to discuss your requirements and find out how working with Air-IT could benefit your company