NEC, Hilversum, 23rd September 2015 – NEC Enterprise Solutions, leader in enterprise IT & Communications solutions, today announced that it has appointed Southern Communications as Executive Hospitality Partner in the United Kingdom.

[Above: Southern Communications MD Paul Bradford (Left) is joined by NEC’s Hospitality Director Kees van Donk to become the NEC Certified Hospitality Partner]

Kees van Donk, Director Hospitality at NEC Enterprise Solutions, explains: “As subset of our NEC Smart Hospitality drive, this programme aims at expanding our reach within the important hospitality sector. Through this programme we recognize and support business partners that invest in and promote the value of our integrated solutions, enabling them to go-to-market more successfully and help create new opportunities.

Southern Communications’ appointment is another important step in establishing an ecosystem of trained and certified Smart Hospitality partners across the region”.

Executive Hospitality Partnership

With its Global Smart Hospitality drive and Executive Hospitality Partner Programme NEC further builds on its in-depth experience and expertise in serving the hotel industry worldwide and reinforces the company’s leadership in providing best in class solutions to the sector.

The programme addresses and supports the 4 main aspects of Sell, Learn, Support and Promote and includes marketing support in raising awareness, developing leads, training staff and supporting implementations. Executive Hospitality Partners include Advance in Russia, Teksam in Turkey, addCIT in Sweden, MER ICT of The Netherlands, FMG and Ophelia in Germany and Al Yousuf in the UAE. Now Southern Communications are the first UK partners added to that list.

As Paul Bradford, CEO of Southern Communications confirms: “The Hospitality sector is one of the strategic vertical markets for Southern Communications in our drive towards growth. Our selection as Executive Hospitality Partner will further strengthen our activities and our continued success in working with leading national and international hotel operators.”

To conclude Kees van Donk states “Southern Communications have earned this NEC accolade through displaying their expertise within the hospitality industry and together will help us achieve our vision of ‘Smart Hospitality’ in the UK market.

On top of that, to continue to show commitment to the UK Hospitality Industry, NEC and Southern Communications will be a Gold Exhibitor of this year Hospace, 2015, 26 November at Sofitel London Heathrow.”

Supplier of choice to the Hospitality industry

Across all major geographic regions NEC is one of the key suppliers of choice to the Hospitality industry. By merging leading IT and Communication technologies, NEC deploys solutions with the scalability, capability and affordability to meet the demanding business needs of hotels, event centres, cruiselines and travel organizations.

About Southern Comms

Established in 1965, Southern Communications is a supplier of business-to-business communications solutions and services.
Working to foster long term relationships with our customers, Southern Communications believe in a partnership approach to business; carefully assessing customer’s needs before providing solutions best suited to their requirements.