Hot on the heels of our Managing Director, Todd McQuilkin’s, success at the Regional Chamber Awards, we were thrilled to win two categories at the Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Awards on Friday 26th September.

Air IT win 2 chamber awards

Best Use of Technology to Improve Business Performance Award
L-R – Simon Leadley, Dr Nik Kotecha (Morningside Pharmaceuticals),
Paul Judge, Todd McQuilkin, James Healey 

Air IT were finalists in both Small Business of the Year and Best Use of Technology to Improve Business Performance categories – and it was a double delight to walk away as winners of both.

The awards ceremony took place at our neighbouring Nottingham Belfry Hotel and were hosted by Andy Miller and Jennie Longdon of GEM 106.

Air IT staff and guests enjoyed an excellent evening of food and entertainment whilst awaiting the announcement of each of the 11 category winners. 

Air IT support awards table

Air IT table waiting anxiously for winners to be announced 


A Great Year for Air IT

Todd comments:

‘We’re over the moon that have won these two prestigious awards. Everyone at Air IT is very proud of what we’ve achieved over the last year, which has seen us invest heavily in major new ICT systems and take on extra staff members to support our growth.

Our main objective is to achieve true convergence of telecoms and IT systems, and we’re successfully using our 2013 acquisition of MBC to make this happen. We now have the expertise and breadth of product portfolio to keep driving better service quality and offering our clients enhanced value for money in the future.’

Small Business of the Year Air IT support

Small Business of the Year Award
L-R – Simon Leadley, Simon Smith, Dr Jeremy Haig (NTU)
Paul Judge, Todd McQuilkin, James Healey


About our Awards

Best Use of Technology to Improve Business Performance Award

Sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals, the technology award was presented by Dr Nik Kotecha, Morningside’s Managing Director and recognises companies that have successfully used technology to improve and maximise their efficiency, productivity and overall performance.

Best Use of Technology Award Air IT support

Air IT was nominated for our bold and significant investment in new technologies over the last year. This has enabled us to integrate and automate many of our operational processes, creating a solid platform for future growth.

The resulting efficiency and cost savings have created a ‘win win’ scenario for our clients as well as our business, allowing us to offer a highly professional service that stands out from the crowd.

Watch our Best Use of Technology awards video below:


Small Business of the Year Award

Sponsored by Nottingham Trent University (NTU), the Small Business award was presented by Dr Jeremy Haig, Head of Business at NTU and recognises companies with fewer than 75 staff who can demonstrate a track record of success, progression and a robust plan for sustainable growth.

Air IT were short-listed thanks to our phenomenal growth over the last few years. We now employ over 30 staff and are very proud of our achievements, which include a client retention rate of 98% (rare in our industry) and low staff turnover.

Small Business of the Year Award Air IT support

We’re committed to ongoing investment in new technologies, new team members and audacious marketing strategies to ensure our continued growth and expansion.

Watch our Small Business of the Year awards video below:

For more information about the Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and press coverage please see below:

Nottinghamshire Chamber Business Awards Winners 2014 - Air IT support

Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards – Winners 2014


The Secret of our Success

At Air IT, we’re committed to helping our clients maximise the benefits of working with us – and we believe that this approach lies at the heart of our ongoing success.

Todd explains:

‘Since Air IT started, we’ve tried to attract clients who see the potential for commercial and operational value through investing in ICT. Once on board, our priority is to work with them to help them turn their investment into real economic benefits. It’s a partnership.’

‘Everyone at Air IT is delighted about our double awards win because it recognises the hard work we’ve all put in over the last year, and the efforts we’ve made to bring tangible benefits to the local business community.’

Chamber small business of year Air IT support

Dr Jeremy Haig, Head of Business at NTU presenting our Small Business Award


Could Air IT Help your Business?

Air IT provides fully managed IT and communications services to SMEs and larger enterprises across all industry sectors. Our outsourced services enable businesses to meet their objectives and achieve their growth plans by having the right ICT infrastructure in place.

We’d be delighted to discuss your ICT needs in more detail, so please contact us today to speak to a member of our expert team.