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09 Jan 2018

Circle IT’s top seven highlights of 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 has come to an end, and we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back on a successful 12 months and pick out some of our highlights along the way. Here’s seven of our top picks from the past 12 months.


1.     Visits from Jonathan Monk (University of Dundee) and Claire Vyvyan (Dell EMC)

Jonathan Monk at Circle ITWe began the year by welcoming Dr Jonathan Monk, Director of IT, University of Dundee, to the Circle IT offices in Cardiff. Jonathan gave the team an overview of the award-winning University of Dundee as well as an interesting insight into his PhD, which he researched at the University. Having spent several months at the University installing a new Dell EMC network, we were delighted to have Jonathan join us and learn more about the University and how our project is making a real difference to the staff and students.

Claire Vyvyan at Circle IT

In the same month, we also welcomed Claire Vyvyan, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Dell EMC commercial business in the UK and Ireland. Claire presented to the team all about the future of Dell EMC and it’s technology, she also answered some interesting questions from members of the Circle IT team!


We really valued both visits and hope to host more sessions like these during 2018


2.     We announced our annual figures, showing a 375 per cent growth during the past five years

In May, we released our financial stats and were delighted to end the financial year on a high with our annual turnover reaching £10.8million. Circle IT CEO, Roger Harry, said “We’ve started 2017 in a strong position and will continue to be bold with our ambitious growth plans

We look forward to sharing our results with you for the next financial year.

Roger Harry | Circle IT


3.     Named Dell EMC Networking Partner of the Year for the third year

CEO Roger Harry was delighted to collect the award for Circle IT at the Dell EMC Channel Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in June. The award followed a successful year which saw the completion of many large projects and new clients including The University of Dundee which has been Dell EMC’s largest networking project to date.

Circle IT - Networking Partner of the Year


4.     Launching Connect Magazine

We were pleased to launch our customer focused digital magazine in June and published the second edition in December.  The magazine is filled with customer features, updates from the Circle IT team, tech talk and new products and services within Circle IT’s offering.

Read the latest Connect Magazine today!

Circle IT | Connect Magazine 


5.     Coming THIRD in the Dell EMC Management Challenge!

Certainly, a highlight for CEO Roger! Our Dell EMC Management Challenge Team were thrilled with the result at the Brecon Beacons this year. Finishing in third place, the team were only 8 minutes behind the winners - The Yorkshire Regiment (British Army), Congratulations to them!

Team Circle IT knocked 2 hours off last year’s finish time and helped to raise a fantastic amount of money for The Prince’s Trust! An amazing result all round! Read more about the challenge here.

Circle IT | Dell EMC Management Challenge


6.     Appointed to undertake major project for University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Circle IT | UWTSDWe were delighted to be awarded the project at UWTSD to create a modern, energy efficient network infrastructure to improve the overall use of technology for students, staff and visitors at each of the University’s campuses.

As part of the project, Circle IT are providing the new IT infrastructure for the University’s new £300m SA1 Swansea Waterfront development.

Read our Press Release to find out the key elements of this fantastic project …


Circle IT | UKTV

7.     UKTV contract renewal

Circle IT re-signed a contract with UKTV, Britain’s biggest multi-channel broadcaster to continue to support its IT infrastructure and help drive technology innovation.

The three-year extension and expansion of the contract continues to see Circle IT work in strategic partnership with UKTV to drive continued transformation. 



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