13th November 2017

Leading Managed Technology Services Provider GCI wins Growth Partner of the Year Award at Sonus’ EMEA Partner Summit.

9th November 2017 Amsterdam, Holland: Hosted at the NH Amsterdam Centre, Sonus’ EMEA Partner Summit is an event that highlights the growing opportunities for the partner community in meeting demand for real-time communications solutions, such as Microsoft Skype for Business.

GCI are delighted to announce the win of the Growth Partner of the Year Award at this year’s Summit. An exacting achievement requiring stringent proof points from partners, including the delivery of a high number of Skype for Business deployments and Sonus Session Border Controllers (SBCs), the award signifies the progress GCI have made in 2017 – a year that has seen two major acquisitions take place and a second successful Headline Sponsorship at Future Decoded. Sonus’ SBC sits at the heart of the Skype for Business solution, performing a number of key functions that both enable the Enterprise Voice functionality and the migration from the legacy PBX.

Having recently surpassed the 200,000 mark for Skype for Business seats, GCI continue to enable more flexible ways of working for customers in a variety of sectors. Most recently, GCI’s SfB projects have included Prospect – a trade union with 141,000 members – and Dimensions, one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations who are in the process of deploying 1,750 Skype for Business seats with GCI.

Chief Strategy Officer at GCI, Scott Riley commented: “At the heart of our success is GCI’s expertise in Skype for Business, with a tally that grows month-by-month and puts us within the Top 10 providers in a UK-Microsoft ecosystem of 25,000 partners. GCI have been with this technology since the beginning, moving through OCS, Lync, Skype for Business and Cloud PBX evolution, and we’re looking forward to the next chapter with Microsoft Teams”.




GCI is one of the UK’s leading Managed IT Technology Service Providers, with offices from Glasgow down to Poole on the South Coast. It is one of the UK’s fastest growing MSPs and provides a suite of managed services designed around five capability pillars: Cloud, Unified Communications, Security & Compliance, Network & Infrastructure, and Full IT Support.

GCI’s services and solutions are all about influencing positive business outcomes. They are designed to address customer challenges and support organisations on their journey through digital transformation to digital business. GCI provides a consultative service backed by more than 225 technical staff from its 500-strong workforce.

The company aspires to be synonymous with best-in-class Full IT Support, Skype for Business Solutions, Contact Centre Solutions and GDPR Compliance Solutions in particular.

GCI is ISO 9001, 14001, 27001 and 20000 certified and has multiple Silver, Gold and Platinum certifications, including 10 Gold accreditations for Microsoft alone. It is one of a handful of MSPs to manage its own Level1-certified PCI DSS platform and is on 9 of 11 Public Sector Frameworks (RM1045).


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