Nice Network wins landmark Dräger contract

The Nice Network is celebrating after landing a lucrative deal with global medical and safety solutions provider Dräger UK. Nice Network, formerly CCS, will completely overhaul the company’s telecoms network.

Dräger is a global manufacturer of hospital and industrial safety products, employing over 13,000 people across 190 countries.

The company has worked with Nice Network to invest in new mobile devices and data plans in order to improve productivity and keep costs low.

Michael Gibson, indirect purchasing manager at Dräger UK, said: “Nice Network has pulled together a deal that fits perfectly with our needs.

“As part of my role, it’s my job to go out and source the best deal for the company and Nice Network provided exactly what we needed.

“By working with Mike (Mead) and the team, not only are we providing our staff with brand new handsets but we’re also driving down costs, which given the current economic climate, is a huge help.”

He added: “It was reassuring to work with Mike (Mead), who came across as a very good, assured professional and what we want at Dräger, is to work alongside seasoned professionals who are leaders in their field and he certainly fits the bill.

“He was great to work with and proved very knowledgeable. I work in purchasing, not IT, but our tech team appreciated being able to call on Mike’s knowledge and openness, answering their questions with clarity, which is always incredibly reassuring when working with a new supplier.”

Nice Network UK, which sold the first ever mobile handset in the North East back in 1986, recently underwent a complete brand overhaul to coincide with the company’s ambitious growth plans.

The 32-year-old firm, which has been headquartered in Sunderland since its inception, currently employs 24 members of staff and has an annual turnover of £2.8m.

However, over the next 12 months, the company has ambitious plans to double its headcount and is expecting turnover to top £4m.

Mike Mead added, “Nice Network is a business with a clear plan – we’re in growth mode and we wanted to do something with the brand that would send a message to our customers and competitors – we are ambitious, we are bold and we are, well, nice to do business with.”

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David Dungay

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