Network Consultancy Team

Our Network Design Team takes the time to completely understand your business model and its information needs.

Modern communications networks can be highly complex and demanding which can distract you from focusing as much energy as possible on your core revenue generating functions.

By conducting a comprehensive audit of all your sites, business units, systems and applications we can design your network from the bottom up, ensuring it can meet the demands of the platforms, applications and volumes of data that you use, as well as making sure that your networks are able to deal with growth.

The team can design any aspect of a modern communications network, including disaster recovery systems from our data centre which ensure total resilience.

The team works with our network engineers from concept to completion and can continue to manage your networks in the long-term using our outsourced network appliance management and network appliance monitoring solutions.

Meet the Professional Services team

Nick Toon

Group Head of Professional Services, Nick Toon, leads the Professional Services team and is also our voice and communications specialist. He can advise clients on driving business efficiencies through Unified Communications and Collaboration applications. He has driven significant transformation projects for large and small clients transitioning from legacy systems or wanting gain competitive advantage by driving team performance through collaborative technology. He also manages our Gold partnership with Mitel and was instrumental in gaining the certification.

 

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Chris Langlois

Holding more than 20 years' experience in IT and communications provision, Chris is a highly experienced and qualified Senior IT consultant and analyst. Chris has a particular interest in Technical Innovation within Professional Services and a focus on intent-based networking and driving software defined design, development, migration and execution. Chris works predominantly with Government and large enterprise clients to understand their security posture and support them on their digital transformation journeys.

 

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Andy Winslade

Andy is an experienced, Senior IT Consultant who is particularly focused on networking and security technologies, network design and solution deployment. His strong background in Secure Network Technologies stems from his experience in public-sector markets, most significantly, the technology-dominated defence and aviation sectors. Networking isn't Andy's only strength. He has all the skills needed to plan, design, manage and implement technology projects from inception to completion. He is also well-versed in integrating a wide variety of technologies into a single solution.

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Simon Watkins

One key element of experience that our Senior Network Consultant, Simon Watkins, brings to bear is an understanding of the technology challenges thrown up by mergers and acquisitions. Holding all the skills and Cisco qualifications needed to plan, design, manage and implement technology projects from inception to completion, Simon has a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise which is needed to bring together differing systems. He also has deep experience in Government-level security and has worked with numerous Enterprise class clients.

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Robert Taylor

Another member of the Professional Services team who has more than two decades experience in the telecoms sector is Robert Taylor, our Professional Services Engineering Manager & Senior Network Consultant. Holding a range of Cisco qualifications, Robert brings both engineering and relationship management experience to the team that he leads, ensuring the delivery of truly exceptional customer service to our enterprise customers.

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Ian Bell

Ian Bell has a wealth of unified communications, networking and cloud hosting (IaaS) experience. Before Joining Sure, Ian had worked for Mitel and some of Mitel's largest channel providers in the UK. As a result, he holds most of the Mitel product portfolio's highest certifications. On top of the Mitel certifications, Ian also holds a range of industry recognised networking and cloud specialisms. As a result, Ian's knowledge and experience is invaluable when it comes to the design and implementation of complex solutions.

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