Net Datatel

Telecoms by the firm that’s well connected

NetDatatel is fast emerging as one of the most complete technology solution providers in the Highlands and Moray.

Established in 2010 the firm’s success is attributed to its ability to offer wholesale prices, and to speed up the process of getting new and upgraded communications technology in place.

Financial projections suggest a turnover of up to £1.8 million this year.

CEO Stewart Macdonald, and business development channel director Mark Conti, hold a wealth of knowledge in the industry, and identified the potential to successfully encompass a suite of telecoms services provisions that would simplify and speed up services to channel partners and direct clients.

NetDatatel now employs 10 staff, five directors and two non-executive directors.

The company has built on its reputation of excellence by offering robust, bespoke packages to businesses. Its goal is to make NetDatatel a central point for business communications in the form of telecoms, networks, fibre, Ethernet circuits and all forms of business connectivity.

The company recently announced that Aberdeen-based IT communications and management provider, Instalec has taken a 15 per cent in the company. This will enhance NetDatatel’s channel partner growth in the north east and provide joined up synergies to both organisations.

The deal will see Instalec’s group chairman, Steven Higgins and managing director, Graeme Taylor join NetDatatel’s board as non executive directors.

Prior to the launch of NetDatatel Stewart Macdonald was contracted by HIE as a specialist technology consultant where he provided business transformation and technology expertise to a diverse client base. He says the response to NetDatatel has been reassuring: “We had a strong business focus before we created the company, and the take-up of our services has underlined that there is high demand for what we offer.

“Recent clients include Alba Travel in Inverness, ITP training in Easter Ross, and we have a new strategic partnership with Inverness Chamber of Commerce. By pooling the resources of experts we can provide one of the most complete technology and communication services in the country.”

NetDatatel has entered into partnerships with TalkTalk Business, O2, Vaioni and OAK. It has the ability to find individual solutions for each customer ranging from lines and minutes, mobiles, iPECS and Cisco voice systems, Ethernet solutions and satellite communications. NetDatatel has recently opened an office in Manchester and Glasgow.

Stewart says their plans for growth are sustainable: “Our channel partner model has been designed and implemented to be a straightforward way of helping companies gain additional revenue through lead generation and partnership. Clients will be provided with a dedicated account manager who will explain products and services and introduce them to our unique marketing and sales tracking portal. Training from suppliers can be provided at no additional cost. Partners are provided with a vast range of specialist support that includes training, ordering, provisioning, downloadable sales support material, network status, highly qualified engineering team, checkers for broadband and white label marketing materials.”

Making use of the services provided by NetDatatel provides immediate, tangible benefits. Last year when the Scottish Golf Open Championship was held at Castle Stuart (near Inverness) one of the biggest considerations was upgrading to a communications network that could withstand a high level of usage. NetDatatel was commissioned by the sponsor, Barclays bank, to provide a robust and flexible solution to provide the backbone of the tournament’s infrastructure. This included fast Ethernet access to audio visual equipment for press conferences.

And, as Stewart explains, if you already have infrastructure in place they can work with that too: “NetDatatel can provide solutions whether or not you already have something in place. We always start with the customer’s individual situation to ensure that we tailor the service to their needs in the best possible way.

“If you have a full understanding of what we offer then you will immediately identify the benefits, if you are a business owner and could benefit from further insight into the cost effective solutions and channel partnerships that we offer then please get in touch so we can walk you through the process. Locally our goal is to ensure that our communications technology and connections can make the Highlands and Moray a better place to work and live.”

NetDatatel Services include:

  • Voice and data
  • Lines and calls
  • Broadband and internet
  • Channel partners

Benefits of NetDatatel:

  • Reduce price of existing telecoms
  • Efficiency
  • Experience
  • Dedicated project managers
  • Ability to add new services
  • Ease of communications and liaison with company
  • Fast response time
  • Same quality as international brands at wholesale prices

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Local Numbers:
Glasgow office: 0141 433 6795
Moray office: 01343 811800
Manchester office: 0161 300 4464

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