Wednesday, 18 February 2009

PiMS Workspace Hires MCC

(L-R: Senior Account Executive at MCC International, Alex Kenchington; CEO of MCC International, Gina Sharp; Managing Director of PiMS Workspace, Martin Atkinson; Operations Manager at PiMS Workspace, Nicky Hatt and Account Manager at MCC International, Joanna Cannon)

Tailored accommodation solutions specialist, PiMS Workspace, has appointed the award-winning south coast PR agency MCC International to manage a national media relations campaign. MCC International will raise the profile of PiMS Workspace within key media and promote its expertise in space planning and analysis, relocation, and refurbishment management.

Waterlooville-based PiMS Workspace has enjoyed continued success and expansion in 2008, boasting a string of strong relationships with blue chip clients including Skandia UK, CB Richard Ellis, T-Mobile and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. PiMS Workspace chose MCC International to manage its entry for the Partners in Business Change prize at the 2008 Premises and Facilities Management Awards. Following its subsequent win in partnership with Skandia UK, PiMS Workspace approached the agency to manage a full national PR programme.

“MCC International completely understood what we want to achieve with PR in terms of taking a proactive, comprehensive approach and aligning the campaign with our marketing strategy,” says Managing Director of PiMS Workspace, Martin Atkinson. “Its strong contacts in all of our key areas – from HR to facilities management – is second-to-none. We are looking forward to developing a long and rewarding relationship with the team.”

MCC International will use the contacts and techniques it has developed over 20 years of promoting B2B services, to ensure that PiMS Workspace is recognised by the media as a leader in workspace management.

“PiMS Workspace has recognised just how important the working environment is to every company’s bottom line,” explains CEO of MCC International, Gina Sharp. “We are looking forward to working to raise awareness of the efficiencies and savings that can be made through effective space planning, as well as the sheer difference PiMS Workspace has made to many of its clients, most notably by increasing the staff capacity at Skandia UK by 20% just last year.”

MCC Grows The Team

It has been an exciting start to 2009 for MCC so far, as we are pleased to announce that we have appointed two new members to the team. Account Manager, Simon Hewitt and Senior Account Executive, Alexandra Kenchington are already proving to be valuable additions to their client teams, working across various technology and science B2B accounts.

Now in its 21st year of professional PR, the award winning media and marketing consultancy MCC International is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful media relations agencies, working across a number of business sectors including technology, science and consumer.

Simon Hewitt has joined MCC International, with 5 years experience in Account Management within PR consultancies in the IT and technology industries. As well as being a PR consultant, he was a member of the in-house PR team for civil engineering consultants, Scott Wilson and is an NCTJ-trained journalist and news editor with extensive all-around editorial experience in the local press.

Alexandra Kenchington has a BA degree in Public Relations and brings with her to MCC International three years work experience in PR and Marketing. She has previously worked for charities, events management companies and consumer business and more recently spent two months in Asia as a volunteer at both an orphanage and elephant sanctuary.

“MCC is clearly focused on providing a creative and pro-active service to its clients so the contribution of two such experienced individuals is invaluable,” says Sharp. “We have a strong workforce that understands the need for fast-moving campaigns and the ability to turn editorial opportunities around quickly for optimum coverage. Alex and Simon have hit the ground running and their clients will benefit from their clear thinking approach to marketing communications.”

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Carmeuse Outsources North American Fuel Management To FuelQuest

FuelQuest, Inc., the leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, announced today that Carmeuse Lime & Stone has chosen FuelQuest’s Fuel Center to provide strategic and tactical diesel fuel procurement services in order to mitigate risk and centralise operational control of its diesel fuel procurement. Carmeuse, the largest producer of lime and limestone products in North America, operates 32 manufacturing facilities and serves 33 states and provinces in the eastern U.S. and Canada.

Extreme Networks To Exhibit At CeBIT 2009

Extreme Networks® today announced that it will be exhibiting at CeBIT 2009, running between 3rd-8th March this year. On a joint stand number A26 with its distribution partner Algol Europe GmbH in Hall 12, Extreme Networks will be demonstrating its current network solutions for metro Ethernet transport switch, BlackDiamond 20808 and the 10GB data centre switch, Summit® X650. These innovative products enable organisations to optimise network-related costs – particularly important in the current economic climate.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Press release: Full CTI Functionality And Dialling Technology For Oracle CRM On Demand Now Available From Noetica Synthesys

Noetica, a provider of agile customer interaction management (CIM) solutions for the contact centre, today announced the availability of Noetica SynthesysTM for Oracle CRM On Demand. The hosted software service provides Oracle customers with additional functionality to their existing call centre module, including advanced CTI, outbound dialling and dynamic call flows to guide agents through their interactions.

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The Anvil Group Attends Business Travel Show

The Anvil Group, a specialist in crisis avoidance services, today announced that it will be exhibiting at this year’s Business Travel Show - 10th-12th of February at Earls Court in London. Located on stand 637, The Anvil Group will be demonstrating its Employee Travel Monitoring Solution (ETMS) and Travel Risk Intelligence System (TRIS) as part of the show’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) showcase.

Extreme Networks Ships SummitX650, The Powerful 10GBE Ethernet Data Centre Switch

Extreme Networks is now shipping the SummitX650® 10 Gigabit fixed switch, designed for boosting performance and changing economics in data centres and high performance networks.