Croft are excited to announce the acquisition of business broadband and phone system specialists, Cloud9.

Based in Birmingham, Cloud9 has almost 10 years of experience in voice, data, mobile and WiFi solutions. The company offers a comprehensive telecommunications and broadband service to businesses throughout the UK. With extensive expertise in business phones, hosted telephony and high-speed broadband. With an excellent reputation for customer service, the experts at Cloud9 are sure to be a valuable addition to the team here at Croft.

We are looking forward to welcoming five of the experienced team from Cloud9 who will be joining us at Croft Communications.

Rob Greene and Stuart Allbut Directors at Cloud9, said:

“We are pleased to announce that the acquisition of Cloud9 by Croft is the next evolutionary step for both our customers and our staff.

The rapid and consistent growth that Cloud9 has enjoyed over the last 3-years, mandates additional skill/product sets that Croft provide to further augment our performance and resource base. The management at Cloud9 are especially pleased with the straightforward and common-sense approach that the team at Croft employ, which mirrors our own and will be well received by our clients.

We know now for the first time that, as our clients continue to grow, we will be able to scale up very quickly to meet their increasing requirements and ensure IT and telecoms remain solid enablers for our clients’ businesses.”

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Croft are pleased to announce the acquisition of business connectivity & phone systems, hosted communications and unified communications specialists.

Based in Barnsely, Active Voice & Data has over 20 years of experience in connecting businesses all over the UK using the latest technologies in telecommunication systems, including unified communications, hosted communications and business internet. Active Voice & Data specialise in supplying and installing business broadband and unified telecommunications with an excellent reputation for customer service. 

We are looking forward to welcoming nine of the experienced team from Active Voice & Data who will be valuable additions at Croft. 

‘On behalf of the team at Active Voice & Data, we are delighted to join the Croft family. We are all excited and look forward to the new opportunities this will bring. After 20 years of building Active Voice & Data, I feel comfortable and confident in handing over the reins to Croft Communications. This new adventure will see Croft Communications emerge as one of the strongest solution providers in the UK.’ – Iain Simpson, Managing Director

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Croft are pleased to announce the acquisition of business telephone systems specialists, Design Communications.

Based in Bury St Edmunds, Design Communications have over 30 years of experience in voice, data, mobile and WiFi solutions. The company offers a comprehensive telecommunications consultancy service to businesses throughout the UK. With extensive expertise in business phones and unified communications and an enviable reputation for excellent customer service, the experts at Design Communications are sure to be a valuable addition to the team here at Croft. 

Support & Technical Manager Dean Gibbings, and Voice & Data Support Engineer Ben Myers will be exciting new editions to the Croft team. 

Nigel McCartney, Managing Director at Design Communications (UK) Limited, said:

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Croft are delighted to be joining forces with leading communications provider, P2C Communications.

P2C Communications are dedicated to providing customers with a white glove service, building an exceptional reputation for customer care alongside innovative and cost-effective telecommunication solutions. With a shared passion for service, together we will be able to offer customers a full range of communications solutions – from business phones, hosted telephony and connectivity, right through to managed IT provisions and cyber support.

We are excited to be joining Croft and the additional capabilities this merger offers us, while being able to maintain our high levels of customer service.  We will now be able to offer bespoke mobile phone services on all of the major networks with options for flexible handset purchasing & leasing, plus dedicated account management to support internal teams.”- Trina Dixon, Customer Service Director at P2C Communications

We look forward to welcoming Trina, Pete and team to the Croft family, expanding our presence across the UK with the retention of their Surrey based office.

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As club sponsors, at Croft Communications, we are delighted to be supporting Berkhamsted Raiders CFC, helping them raise additional funds via our Grassroots Initiative. 

How it works- 2 simple steps

  1. Redirect your existing business communications spend to Croft’s cutting-edge telecoms and IT support services, increasing business efficiency, productivity and profitability.
  2. Croft then immediately inject a % of the cash you spend back into the club!

This could add up to a sizeable donation in the hundreds – or even thousands, every year. An enormous impact on Berkhamsted Raiders fundraising efforts.

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No effort or hassle – Croft take care of everything

Where do I sign?

For more information on how you can get involved visit The Grassroots Initiative and fill in our online form OR contact Cassie Peasnell, Croft’s Marketing Manager, at [email protected] / 01920 466466

Croft are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Wardman UK, specialists in cyber resilience, security, and ICT services.

Formed in 2009, Wardman UK provide customers complete peace of mind by offering expert support and protection across all IT, telecoms, and software platforms. Building an exceptional reputation for first class customer service, Charles Wardman and the team will be joining Croft as part of the merger and rolling out our Cyber and Managed Service platform to our 4,000 clients.

“I’m excited to be joining Croft and the benefits this merger brings. By combining our skills and services we will be able to provide a more comprehensive offering to all our customers, while maintaining high levels of support and care.” Charles Wardman, Director of Cyber & Managed Service Provision

As part of our continued expansion in ICT products and services, this partnership increases our technological and cyber skills, enabling us to offer a greater range of best-in-class services to our customers. With their extensive experience and knowledge in cyber essentials, and cyber incident response, we are delighted to be welcoming Charles, Mark and Christopher to the Croft team.” Mark Bramley, Croft CEO

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As the festive holidays approach, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that we will remain open to help you if you need us.

Working hours and contact details

Mobile customers – please continue to contact your Key Account Manager directly or via [email protected]. Our telephone lines will also be in service, by calling 01920 466466 and selecting option 1.

Business communications and connectivity customers – please email [email protected] or call our service team on 01920 466466, selecting option 2.

For any other support, please contact Julia Bunting, Director of Customer Success, on 07935 000867.

Christmas – Key dates

9th December – Staff Reward

On Thursday 9th December, we will be holding our Christmas party. Our staff have worked continuously throughout the pandemic, to support our customers with their business communications solutions that have provided outstanding levels of business continuity, at a very difficult time. By way of a thank you, we will be closing our office at 4pm on this day. We hope you will understand and support our decision.

10th December – Mobile Service

Any mobile handset repairs will need to be received by us by Friday 10th December, for a guaranteed repair and return service. After this time, we will endeavour to return repaired handsets to you in time for Christmas.

17th December – Guaranteed Service

The cut-off date for guaranteed service requests will be the close of business on Friday 17th December.  After this time, we will continue to work on all requests, but due to increased workload at this time, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be completed prior to the Christmas break.

Christmas Opening Hours

24th December: 8am-12pm

25th-28th December: Closed

29th-31st December: 10am-4pm

Normal hours will resume on Tuesday 4th December.

Please note, our Bristol store will be closed from 24th December to 4th January.

All that is left is to thank you for your continued business during the past year and to wish you and your families a Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2022.

Croft Communications are delighted to announce the acquisition of IC Group UK, a leading Professional and Managed Services provider of Voice and Data Solutions.

Formed in 1999, IC Group UK specialise in the design, deployment, and support of Communication and IT solutions.

With extensive experience and technical knowledge of cutting-edge technologies, Croft are thrilled to be joining forces, welcoming Daniel Purdy, and the IC Group team to the Croft family.

The merger takes our already strong relationship with Croft to the next level. We are excited by the opportunities this brings and to be joining the Croft team. By combining our range of skills, services, and knowledge, we will be able to better serve our customers, maintaining the top level of customer care they are accustomed to” – Daniel Purdy, Technical Director.

This merger will expand and transform Croft’s capabilities. With the enhanced technical knowledge and best in breed vendors, Croft are now expertly positioned to provide a truly complete range of Communications and IT services. With the addition of the Northwest Service and Operations Centre, our geographical presence is further strengthened” – Mark Bramley, Croft CEO.

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The Celebrity Golf Classic is an annual event hosted by Former England Rugby Captain and 2003 World Cup Champion, Mike Tindall, raising money for Cure Parkinson’s and the Matt Hampson Foundation.

This year the event was held at the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton, Coldfield, and Croft couldn’t have been more thrilled to have sponsored the event, raising an astonishing £190,000 in total

Coming together to raise valuable funds for charity

On the day, celebrities and friends, including Fleur East, Ronan Keating, James Nesbitt, Oliver and James Phelps, Ian Bell, Dan Walker, Sir Kenny Dalglish and more, came together to play a competitive but fun round of golf on the 18-hole Brabazon Course, ending with a gala dinner, auction and entertainment.

James Nesbitt at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic 2021

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Zara Phillips at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic 2021

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Fleur East at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic 2021

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Mike Tindall at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic 2021

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The Speed Hole and Thousand Yard Challenge

Along with a round of 18 holes, many took part in the golf challenges throughout the course of the day.

Each team had to complete a hole in as quick a time as possible…

 

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… and individuals had three drives to total as many yards as possible.

 

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It was a successful day all round, with former English Rugby Union player, Austin Healey, winning with 42 points off 11.

The Cure Parkinson’s and Matt Hampson Foundation

Cure Parkinson’s advocates for world-class collaborative scientific research to find medical treatment to cure Parkinson’s – a charity very close to Mike Tindall’s heart, as his father was diagnosed in 2003. 

The Matt Hampson Foundation supports and inspires young people who are seriously injured through sport by sharing knowledge and experience. The organisation was set up in 2005 after Matt, an ex under 21 England rugby player, was tragically paralysed during training.

Channelling Croft’s love for sport into a charitable cause

Our Director Ben and CFO / COO Phil are both avid golf players and were delighted to attend the event and channel their love for sport into a charitable cause. As the key sponsor, all of us at Croft were thrilled to see so much money raised on the day and look forward to exceeding this in 2022!

Croft Director Ben Page playing golf at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic 2021

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Croft Director Ben Page in golf buggy at the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic 2021

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Our sponsorship forms part of our wider ‘Croft in the Community’ work, including our Grassroots Initiative, aiming to raise cash for clubs in desperate need of financial help, providing an essential lifeline to many sporting organisations struggling to survive due to the impact of the pandemic.

The Comms Business Awards are an annual ceremony that aim to acknowledge those who build pioneering solutions, contribute to innovative projects, or nurture supportive workplaces. 

Organised by Comms Business, a market leading platform for high quality business coverage, the awards were judged by an independent panel of industry experts from a range of backgrounds including finance, recruitment and consultancy, who were all eager to reward genuine talent and innovation in business. 

The awards were presented at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Tuesday the 21st of September 2021 and the team at Croft couldn’t be more excited to have been nominated in the Reseller of the Year – Enterprise category. 

Croft nominated for Enterprise Reseller of the Year 

This year, Croft were nominated in the Enterprise Reseller of the Year category. Given the challenges that businesses all over the country have been facing in recent years, the team at Croft are so proud to have been nominated for this award and recognised for our hard work. The winning business would be able to show high levels of growth and an expanding portfolio, as well as industry leading expertise. 

This year, there was a lot of competition, with seven other fantastic businesses nominated for the same award. Congratulations to the winners, BDR Group, who took home the award on the night.

The team at Croft were thrilled to have also been recognised as highly commended at the Inspiring Herts Awards 2020/21 earlier this month. 

Announcement of Highly Commended Inspiring Herts Award

Passionate about keeping communities connected

We are particularly proud of our hard work during the pandemic, working to keep businesses, schools, universities and hospitals across the country connected during these unprecedented times. 

We’re passionate about keeping communities connected and give back wherever we can, launching our Croft in the Community Initiative earlier this year. As part of the initiative, we teamed up with Heart Radio to combat digital poverty and enable better access to an online education for children across Hertfordshire whilst they were learning from home during the pandemic. 

 

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Thank you to Comms Business Awards for the nomination and all the other amazing nominees – Aerial Direct, BDR, Cobweb Solutions, Daisy Communications, Focus Group, Lily Comms and XLN!