Over 50 of Gamma Telecom’s Channel Partners from all over the UK gathered for a day of golf and an evening of “high stakes” poker. The day began with one to one sessions with the Senior Management team at Gamma to enable partners to “talk shop” before the golf began.
“This was a great chance to meet new partners and to share our plans around new products and market growth with all our customers,” said Bob Falconer, CEO. “We were pleasantly surprised by the number of people that wanted one-to-one meetings during the morning. It is reassuring to know it’s not just about golf! The key interest seemed to be in our new services; IP telephony and Inbound.”
The golf was held in bright and breezy conditions and involved around ten four-balls. The winning team included Adam Freeman, Glemnet; Clifford Norton and Sean Boreham, Frontier Voice and Data; and Cem Ahmet, Gamma Telecom.
The best individual round went to Keith Collins of Cavendish Communications with a very creditable 43 points. Graham Bunting of Avaya won a special mention for the “most bizarre shot of the day” – you needed to be there apparently!
For the evening’s entertainment, Texas Hold‘em poker was chosen. After a thirty minute training session from the specialist dealers, everyone put on their poker face and got stuck into the game. As the evening progressed, six tables became four tables, four tables became two tables and we were down to the last table at 10.30pm. By 11.00pm, Rob Murdoch had won the tournament with Dave Tindall from Talk Straight as runner up.
Rob Murdoch of Titan Technology, the winner, said: “This was a superb day – great golf, a really good atmosphere, and I’m going home £750 richer!!”
Adrian Barnard, MD, Modern Communications remarked: “This has been a really well-organised day, and you can see by the numbers that the combination of sports, networking and socialising caught people’s imagination. Credit to Gamma and the various event winners!”