Monday, 5 December 2016

  • Monday, 5 December 2016
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Ci Distribution to Offer a Full Range of Gigabyte and AORUS Gaming Notebooks

Media Release 05/12/2016

Basingstoke-based IT distributor, Ci Distribution, has added major brands, Gigabyte (GBT) and AORUS, to a rapidly growing portfolio.

Ci Distribution has entered into a promising partnership both with international computer hardware manufacturer, GBT, and gamer-focused brand, AORUS.

The AORUS brand, focused clearly on the Gaming and Performance segment, has developed a strong following and reputation since launching in 2014. AORUS hardware is specifically designed to suit the brand’s relatively thin and light gaming notebooks, which possess unique features such as high-end GPUs in a stunning, slim chassis design.

Ci Distribution’s role with both new partners will mainly focus on holding stock and actively promoting all GBT and AORUS gaming notebooks.

The addition of GBT and AORUS to Ci Distribution’s product portfolio has greatly bolstered the distributor’s current offering to its reseller database, enabling Ci Distribution to continue to uphold its commitment to the market by offering the best to its customers.

Having witnessed continuous growth in recent months, Ci Distribution believes that this broadened product range – along with its wide market reach in the UK and worldwide – will allow GBT and AORUS to considerably expand their presence within the industry.

The partnership will see Ci Distribution working together with both parties to provide them with the highest level of sales, logistics, and customer support.

Iain Gillogaley, Business Development Manager, stated:
The addition of Gigabyte and Aorus notebooks will allow Ci Distribution to branch into the exciting and growing gaming notebook market. Gigabyte have a growing reputation within this market, and are renowned for being first to market with class leading technical specifications. A varied range of products cover all price points and customer needs, and allow users to experience an immersive gaming experience. With existing links into gaming resellers, the company look forward to bolstering their offering with the addition of the Gigabyte range.”

Steve Clark, UK Country Manager commented:

“We believe both of our Gaming Notebook brands, Gigabyte and AORUS, will appeal to resellers of all shapes and sizes within Ci Distribution’s customer base. We are delighted to be able to have the opportunity to offer these products to Ci Distribution and its partners. We strongly believe that Ci Distribution is a valuable addition to our network and will enable us take our business to the next level within the UK; we very much look forward to working with them.”

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Editors Notes

Centerprise International
For over 30 years Centerprise (Ci) has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Ci has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.

Ci Distribution

Ci Distribution (Ci D) has been supplying its way to greatness for over 20 years. Established in 1990, Ci D earned worldwide industry respect as a supplier and distributor of a wide array of hardware devices. In 2014, Ci D began to invest in a new vein of specialisation; namely, distributing ruggedised devices through the reseller channel. www.cidistribution.com 

For more information on Ci, visit: http://centerprise.co.uk/
For more information, images or quotes please contact Nour Bahgat at the press office on:
E:             nour.bahgat@centerprise.co.uk
DD:         (0)1256 378 041

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Monday, 28 November 2016

ARTICLE published by CRN Online Magazine

Centerprise is pushing deeper into the distribution space with a new dedicated brand and sales office in Telford.

The advent of 'Ci Distribution' will see Centerprise move beyond distributing just rugged devices and into the components and peripherals space.
A new office in Telford dedicated to the brand has been established.
Jon Atherton, who joined Centerprise Group as commercial director in March, said the investment marks a big departure for the firm.
"Centerprise as a business has been trading for 33 years, predominantly, as everyone knows, focused on MoD and defence – obviously that has expanded over the years to different verticals," he said.
"It has had a distribution team for in excess of 14 years but purely focused on rugged devices and peripherals, and they've been very successful selling those to the channel. But it was never separate as a business in terms of the branding. Since I've come on board I felt it was important to split that off, hence why Ci Distribution was born.
L-R Iain Gillogaley Steven Parker Darren Perks Centerprise
"It now has its own logo and focus within marketing and within the business."
New hires in Telford include (pictured from left to right) Iain Gillogaley, Steven Parker and Darren Perks, the latter of whom worked with Atherton at Entatech. 
Adding in the rugged device and peripherals team that works at Centerprise's Basingstoke HQ, Ci Distribution has a headcount of 12, up from five when Atherton joined.
"We've got four people [in the Telford office] who have over 100 years' experience in IT distribution, who obviously know a lot of people at customers and suppliers," said Atherton.
"Our prime focus will be around components and peripherals and some unique products into the market. We are optimistic it will be a success."
Vendor signings will be announced "sharpish", Atherton added.
 

Monday, 17 October 2016

  • Monday, 17 October 2016
  • Centerprise International



Media Release 17/10/2016

Ci Distribution Announces Partnership with Transcend



Industry-recognised IT distributor, Ci Distribution, announces an exciting new partnership with renowned brand, Transcend.

Ci Distribution is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with Transcend – the leading global brand of digital storage, multimedia and industrial products.

The relationship signifies the start of a host of new partnerships to expand the promising rugged portfolio that Ci Distribution currently supplies.

The newly-established direct connection between Ci Distribution and Transcend allows the companies to join forces in the promotion of their high-quality products.

Darren Perks, Ci Distribution Business Development Manager, stated:

“We are really pleased to be working with Transcend – a strong organisation with a broad portfolio that has the potential for wide market distribution. They have some really fantastic products in their range, which will appeal to both the business and consumer verticals.” 
Ci Distribution and Transcend aim to develop their mutual relationship, which is built on trust, excellent communication, and a willingness to expand market reach within the re-seller community.

James Grant, Transcend Sales Manager, said:
“We are extremely pleased with the appointment of Ci Distribution as a Distribution Partner.  We quickly realised there was a strong fit between both organisations’ goals and aspirations. Ci Distribution certainly offers a vast amount of industry experience and focus, which we are excited to be part of.”


Ci Distribution’s well-rounded experience in the IT Industry, coupled with Transcend’s strong presence in the market, render this partnership a promising one for both parties involved, as well as for their respective customers. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016


 
 
Headed by experienced Group Commercial Director, Jon Atherton, the Centerprise Marketing Team has witnessed a 300% increase in manpower (or in this case, woman-power) since March – a month which has seen Karlee Gould (Creative Lead) join forces with new marketing executives, Harriett Walters and Julie Miah. Alongside this trio, an experienced copywriter, Nour Bahgat, has also recently joined the group. In addition, the Centerprise Marketing Department is looking forward to the recruitment of a second Designer in the near future. Well-known to the IT channel, and a seasoned veteran with over 25 years of experience, Atherton asserts:
“With this team, I am confident we will deliver on our promise to offer the Centerprise Group the truly well-rounded representation it deserves.”
 
Meet the Team!

Karlee Gould (Creative Lead): Armed with a degree in Fashion Design and Illustration, Karlee is in charge of all things design-and-art-related. She has been with Centerprise for 2 and a half years to-date. From crafting unique promotional material, to creating entire websites, Karlee is a one-of-a-kind artist with a keen eye for detail.
“We’re a Super-sonic Ci Machine #NoShame” – Karlee.

Harriett Walters (Marketing Executive): Upon obtaining a Business degree from Kingston Business School in 2014, Harriett lived for a year in Malta, before acquiring relevant experience working for an IT company. Highly-motivated and secretly witty, Harriett never fails to bring a degree of professionalism and friendliness to the table, delivering quality work which speaks for itself.

“Everyone in the team comes from varying backgrounds and experience and I look forward to the coming year and finding out what we are capable of together” – Harri.

Julie Miah (Marketing Executive): In 2014, Julie was awarded a 1st Class Honours Degree in Digital Media from Portsmouth University. After gaining significant expertise working in varying Marketing roles, Julie arrived at Centerprise ready to put her well-rounded experience, contagious enthusiasm, and helpfulness to excellent use.

“Being part of such an energetic team is inspiring; I am positive that our marketing team will excel greatly and I look forward to the future with the creative bunch here” – Julie.

Nour Bahgat (Researcher/Copywriter): Nour studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Reading, after which she completed a Master’s Degree in Publishing at UCL. She acquired practical experience in digital marketing at a number of publishing companies, and is now utilising her combined passion for editorial and marketing to assist the team.

“I am privileged to have been offered a place on this fantastic team. From working on annual marketing plans, to organising wonderful charity events, our department is constantly buzzing with energy. I look forward to helping bring all our creative plans to life!” – Nour.


Aside from the significant growth in people on the ground, Centerprise has aligned its focus to incorporate the Marketing Team directly with Sales, in an effort to maximise future potential as well as increase awareness of all campaigns. Centerprise has also established new partnerships with vendors, and has solidified pre-existing relationships with others, including Dell, Panasonic and Fujitsu.
Moreover, for the future, Centerprise has plans to expand on its current customer focus, which at this point in time is predominantly public sector, and has been such since the company’s foundation in the 1980’s. In preparation to develop its profile in the private sector, Centerprise has initiated a B2B business unit and has expanded its Distribution Sales Business Unit.
Thus, with an increased focus on PR, and with a goal both to create new partnerships and strengthen established ones, the Centerprise Marketing Department is well-equipped to embark on the promising voyage ahead.
 
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Editor’s Notes
 
Centerprise International

 
For over 30 years Centerprise has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Centerprise has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.

 
For more information on Centerprise, visit: www.centerprise.co.uk/about.html

For more information, images or quotes please contact Harriett Walters at the press office on:

E:             harriett.walters@centerprise.co.uk

DD:         01256 378206

Thursday, 29 September 2016


For over two decades now, Ci Distribution (Ci D) has been supplying its way to greatness. Established in 1990, Ci D was in the business of delivering a vast array of hardware devices, ranging from components and scanners, to pcs, laptops and mp3 players. In other words, it was in the business of providing the equipment which we have now come to accept as everyday-essentials.

Fast-forward to 2014, Ci D began to invest its efforts in what has now become its main vein of specialisation: distributing ruggedised devices through the reseller channel. These tenaciously resilient pieces of hardware have been afforded more than your average five minutes of fame, from helping formulate the game-changing decisions of the Wimbledon umpires, to providing life-changing solutions for emergency ambulance services.

Owing to its successes in the reseller channels, Ci D saw fit to undergo an expansion of its team, with this year welcoming six brilliant new members of staff. Moreover, in addition to being armed with what has now become a team of 11 sales people, Ci D have a dedicated marketing resource helping them increase brand awareness and further raise their status within the market. Specifically, they have been assigned a member of the marketing team who is capable of offering them a bespoke marketing service, aligned to suit their unique brand – a brand which has now been encompassed in a new logo.

Acquiring its own brand inevitably signifies a bespoke brand image and service, and consequently, a bespoke identity. For this reason, a delineation of Centerprise and Ci D as being two separate brand entities was voted a natural and progressive way forward. The positive aftermath of such a decision is embodied in Ci D’s being listed by the CRN awards as a Specialist Distributor of the Year finalist.

But don’t just take our and their word for it; here is what Ci D business unit manager, Emma Loveless, had to say about the promising future that awaits:

“I am delighted with the re-branding which we hope will now reassure the market that Ci Distribution operates with its own identity. We have a solid strategy in place for growth that will ensure our customers can have the right products for their verticals. It is going to be a challenging but exciting year ahead.”


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Editor’s Notes

Centerprise International

For over 30 years Centerprise has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Centerprise has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.

For more information on Ci, visit: www.centerprise.co.uk/about.html
For more information, images or quotes please contact Nour Bahgat at the press office on:
E:             nour.bahgat@centerprise.co.uk

DD:         01256 378230






Monday, 19 September 2016



Centerprise have secured a contract with CERN, the European Research facility for Nuclear Science, to provide 25 petabytes of storage units alongside a 3 year support contract after demonstrating a substantially successful history of delivering server and storage solutions across the UK public sector.

Physicists and Engineers at CERN are studying the structure of our universe, quite literally particle by particle, in pursuit of discovering the fundamental laws of being. The research is conducted with particle accelerators that are designed, built and operated within CERN with the aim to one day conclude the question; how did we come to be here?

CERN is an intergovernmental organisation with 21 member states and is located on both sides of the French/Swiss border. The existence of CERN provides a platform that enables the international collaboration in the field of high-end particle research in their pursuit to ‘accelerate science’.

Centerprise built, tested and delivered the storage units in excess of 25,000TB ahead of the 8 week schedule. The project was completed in compliance with all specifications which included above industry standard component functionality.

In procurement and completion of the released tender, Centerprise have delivered an extensive infrastructure that contributes significantly to the storage and support network CERN require to maintain the ongoing search beyond the office.

Centerprise will continue to support CERN over the next three years as a recognised and approved supplier of the research facility.

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Editor’s Notes

Centerprise International

For over 30 years Centerprise has been acknowledged as one of the largest and most respected IT providers in the UK. A real British success story, Centerprise has developed a steadfast reputation for delivering large scale IT projects within the Business, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.

For more information on Ci, visit: www.centerprise.co.uk/about.html
For more information, images or quotes please contact Harriett Walters at the press office on:
E:             harriett.walters@centerprise.co.uk

DD:         01256 378206

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

  • Wednesday, 27 April 2016
  • Centerprise International
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“Load up a game, crank up the settings, and this bird can really sing” James Archer, Computer Shopper


Centerprise partner YoYoTech have received even more recognition after a review from the industry leading title, Computer Shopper.

The spotlight fell on the Warbird RS12 – the ultra-powerful yet super sleek gaming workstation, crammed with handpicked hardware components.

The workstation received 4 stars from Computer Shopper, as well as a recommended Award, after undergoing the rigorous testing these reviews demand. Computer Shopper is read by technology enthusiasts across the UK and is home to the largest reviews section in any UK tech magazine. This section is often the first port of call for gamers when considering their next PC.

This most recent accolade comes shortly after an ‘Editor’s Choice’ award from MicroMart, proving that YoYoTech are leading the way in the UK gaming workstation market.

For more information about YoYoTech’s range, please visit: http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/

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