April 16, 2019

NSN at the Network Group 25th Anniversary Gala & Awards

Team NSN arrived at the fabulous Whittlebury Hall Hotel on 21st March full of excitement and expectation for the Network Buying Group Gala which was celebrating 25 years of NBG.

Team NSN comprised of Ryan Kersey (Channel Director) Jenny Gore (Senior Business Development Manager) and Nathan Shraga (Service Delivery Manager)

The plan for the exhibition part of the day was to showcase 3 specific upgrades to the ever growing NSN product set alongside a show stopping raffle with a top prize of a brand new iPhone X!

The NSN Partner Connectivity Portal

This was a chance for NG partners to have a sneak peek at the upcoming nsn partner portal which is plugged into over 15 ISPs and gives the partner access to: the quoting tool, various different connectivity options for sites, the ability to place orders, once live to provide monitoring on all circuits and have the ability to trouble shoot issues and offer customers upgrades. The feedback was absolutely fantastic with 10 members expressing their desire to sign up to the portal once it goes live at the end of Q2

NSN Mobile One

Whilst NSN has been motoring with sales of O2 and Vodafone connections, we have always expressed a desire to have EE to ‘complete the set’ Well we now do as we successfully added EE to our supplier list at the start of this year. Our partners can now offer O2, Vodafone & EE through NSN at the same cost, on the same tariff and all managed by NSN. Selling mobile isn’t a natural thing to most NG members but I explained that mobile is our highest margin product on our books and we had some great interaction with 6 new mobile leads coming on the day

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

NSN are proud to be a registered supplier to the Government scheme promoting Gigabit-capable connectivity across the UK by providing small businesses with up to £2500 in gigabit vouchers as part of a £67 million in funding promotions – I was thrilled to see that Team NSN were actually providing quotes to members on the day and the enquiries have rocketed since the event

The (famous) NSN Raffle

NSN is always looking for feedback from members on how we can continue to deliver value and increase wallet share through our Affinity Marketing Program, NSN created a short questionnaire for members to complete on the day and on doing so were entered into the iPhone X Prize Draw

The winners were:

  • 1st Prize (iPhone x) – Geoff Davies @ RKD Computers
  • 2nd Prize (Bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne) – Damian Foster @ Robert Hall Business Equipment
  • 3rd Prize (limited edition White Twix Bar) – Simon Roberts @ Morgan & Morgan

Many congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for entering – the NSN team will be in touch soon regarding the feedback from your answers and how the NSN Affinity Program can assist you with your 2019 Marketing Budget

Evening and Summary

The Network Buying Group is a very close knit community with vast knowledge in their specific fields, we feel super optimistic that with NSN working closer than ever with the members we have a fantastic chance at hitting our £1 million revenue target for 2019 across the Network Buying Group

The evening was fantastic as per usual, NG seems to raise their game every year and they certainly didn’t fail to deliver this time. One thing we did realise is that you can have good business conversations after 2am.. although I have had to remind some of the members of the conversations when booking follow up meetings 😊

Already looking forward to the NG Gala 2020, onwards and upwards!!