Colt boosts channel partner programme with seven new UK partners


Colt, a leading provider of business communications and IT managed services, today announced it has attracted seven new agency and reseller partners into the Colt Community partner programme following a recruitment drive in the UK over the last three months. New partners include TFM Networks and Xperta Ltd. This is part of Colt’s ongoing investment in expanding and supporting the network of resellers, agents and system integrators that sells its award-winning portfolio of communications and IT solutions.

Colt held an event in London last week to introduce these new and prospect partners to the Colt portfolio and Colt Community programme and kick start their sales revenue with Colt. 18 leading IT advisors, resellers and consultants from the breadth of the ICT industry attended the event to improve their knowledge of Colt’s portfolio and the value it can bring their customers.

Starting this month, these partners will have access to a new product training programme designed to provide all new partners with an in-depth understanding of Colt products and services. Partners who prefer to complete the product training in their own time can now also use Colt’s online learning management system to complete the courses necessary to become certified to sell Colt products and services.

Rob Jupp, Business Unit Director of Colt’s Midsize Business Division in the UK, said “Our investment in the channel is all about making Colt easier to do business with for our partners. As well as offering leading commissions for resellers and agents, we want to support our partners with a professional range of training and joint marketing programmes and online capabilities. This strategy is proving successful and we are delighted that so many new partners want to work with us and sell the services we offer using our information delivery platform.”

Colt Community offers a range of benefits to Colt partners, based on their accreditation as a Platinum, Premium or Select partner. As partners progress to achieve higher accreditation, they become eligible for an increased number of Community benefits.

Colt will be exhibiting at the Convergence Summit on the 5 and 6 October, meeting potential new resellers and agents to discuss revenue generating opportunities through a partnership with Colt. Colt can be found at Stand 84.

To find out more about Colt’s Community programme, visit the partner recruitment microsite, www.colt.net/NewPartners-uk, or contact Scott Aldridge at scott.aldridge@colt.net

About Colt

Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share, process and store their vital business information. Colt is an established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers. Colt operates a 13-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.

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