Distributor Nimans is enjoying substantial growth after launching a major assault on the Irish market – and has set a target of breaking through the £1m turnover barrier for 2007.
Spearheaded by Field Sales Executive John Nesbitt, the operation was originally set up to capitalise on the demise of Ireland’s largest independent telecoms company Netcom Communications, by offering dealers the same high levels of service and support Nimans provides throughout the rest of the British Isles, such as guaranteed next day delivery.
John, a former Corporate and Key Account Manager at Netcom, took on the newly created role in May 2006, and is already reporting some major success.
“Netcom was a major player and there was quite a void which we were determined to fill with much more focused activity. With me on the ground in Ireland, Nimans can offer a much more pro-active and comprehensive service to dealers,” he explained. “Business is brisk. Our distribution, set-up and stock levels are second to none, with the ability to deliver next business day,” explained John who operates from a base at Antrim, supported by a team of dedicated staff in Manchester.
John left Netcom before it ceased trading having doubled its Corporate Division income to £1 million. He added: “I have five years experience in the telecoms market, working for Netcom where I was the Account Manager for Northern Ireland (both SME & Govt) up to November 2005. I joined Nimans to help fill the gap left by Netcom going into administration as we feel we can offer dealers an unrivalled and much superior service. It is our aim to make Nimans the first name for telecoms distribution in Ireland within the trade marketplace.”
John’s aim for 2007 is simple. “We want to build on the substantial growth achieved since starting this project and achieve at least £1 million turnover by the end of 2007. We are confident that as more and more dealers come on board we will surpass our expectations to ensure Nimans becomes an even bigger force in the Irish market.”