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A big deal for East Lancashire small business of the year
9:20pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
A LANCASHIRE Telegraph business award winner has launched a prestigious partnership with a global giant.
Holker Network Solutions, of Colne, the current winner of the small business of the year, has signed a deal with Ricoh, one of the world’s biggest print management companies.
To mark the link-up, dozens of East Lancashire firms attended a special launch evening at Holker Network Solution headquarters.
Guest speaker Mike Damms, chief executive of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said: “It is always encouraging to hear of businesses from our region expanding into new areas and for Holker Network Solutions, one of our most vibrant young companies, to achieve this exciting partnership with a world-renowned brand is clearly a major step forward.”
The launch saw Ricoh display its latest range of multi-function devices, scanners and printers, including the world’s first short-throw no-installation-required projector.
Russell Pirie, new business dealer sales manager for Ricoh UK, said: “We were delighted with the turn-out, the great reaction of all guests and the clear potential for business generated by the event. Our partnership with Holker Network Solutions brings the most up-to-the-minute office technology right here to the East Lancashire business community.”
Matthew Metcalfe, managing director at Holker Network Solutions, said: “Ricoh is a massive global technology company and the partnership presents a great opportunity for us. We have invested in the setting up of a dedicated Print Division, with fully-trained engineers and experienced management, and are very confident that we can give local businesses not only the best products but also the highest levels of service and support, a Pendle Accountancy Service, of Colne, won corporate tickets for the 2013 ATP Tennis Tour at the 02 Arena while Southern Solicitors, of Burnley, scooped tickets for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
SALUTE, an organisation which supports ex-services personnel, was presented with a complimentary print machine courtesy of Ricoh, while locally-based Pendleside Hospice gained a timely boost courtesy of funds raised from an auction and bucket collection.
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