Posted on 01/02/2017
Richard Carter, Group Sales & Business Development Director at Nimans delves into the world of politics and the year ahead……
How has the Brexit vote impacted your business to date?
For now it’s very much business as usual and we shouldn’t get too preoccupied by the whole Brexit situation. I’m beginning to get bored by the Brexit debate.
There’s lots to be positive about with continued high demand for WLAN and hosted end points as well as traditional comms platforms - at Nimans at least.
There’s no doom and gloom here. End points will grow strongly with more focus around functionality rather than just being a simple device. People are looking more at what that phone can do and how it can enhance the overall platform. Skype for Business will continue to accelerate particularly in the enterprise space where functionality and integration will be important factors. Here at Nimans we’ve invested heavily in a new auto provisioning service to help resellers maximise market opportunities. We also offer buy-back and refresh programmes to reduce the cost of technology.”
What are your expectations until separation is complete?
I think this is an unknown question. Clearly uncertainty isn’t a good thing and the next few years will be a political roller coaster that we are just going to have to ride out. But we need to move on from the decision and carry on as normal until the true impact of Brexit – good or bad- begins to emerge.
Do you think any new opportunities will arise?
In years to come Britain may be in a much stronger trading position – but that very much depends how the negotiations go. In theory we have much greater control of our own destiny but it’s a tricky time as a messy divorce isn’t in the best interests of the UK or Europe as a whole. I’m sure new opportunities will arise – it’s just unclear quite how and when at the moment.
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