Barclay Communications secures two major government contracts

  • Belfast-headquartered telecommunications group, Barclay Communications has won three quarters of a million pounds worth of UK Government contracts.

    The deals, which were won through highly scrutinised and competitive tender processes, will see the business process more than 1,000 communication connections collectively at a joint value of over £750,000.

    One tender, which will see the supply and management of hundreds of connections, was awarded to Barclay Communications by the Welsh Parliament and will cover three top tier networks: O2, Vodafone and EE. 

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    The £250,000, two-year deal with the Welsh Parliament saw Barclay Communications turn around several hundred connections and deliver new handsets to the client within three working days to coincide with the elected body’s recent election event.

    Meanwhile, the New Forest District Council contract in Hampshire, England, covers over 750 connections with plans for additional growth in the pipeline. This contract is set to span over a three-year period with the view to continue the partnership into the future with an additional two-year agreement.

    With a value of £521,000, Barclay Communications’ work with New Forest District Council will see it refresh the organisation’s entire communications hardware, while creating a bespoke package that ensures the Council’s sensitive data is secured to the highest level. This includes a customised Virtual Private Network (VPN), along with additional security around all mobile users within the account.

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    Speaking about the contract wins, Britt Megahey, Managing Director at Barclay Communications said: “We are driven by our customers, therefore it is important we continue to scale in order to meet new demands, so adding AI (Artificial Intelligence) and many other exciting features will help to keep customers connected, serviced and engaged at all times whilst allowing our teams to continue the work with each customer personally and efficiently.”

    The contract wins come just two months after the Barclay Group invested £2m into its landline division, creating 35 new roles. 

    Source: Written from press release.

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