ABL Business Ltd

Business continuity in the cloud

As a company who works predominantly online, having slow broadband was a big problem for ABL Business. It meant they couldn’t  work where they wanted and be flexible to meet the changing needs of their clients as the slow broadband was holding them back. This meant ABL Business was paying for a service that wasn’t providing the right results giving the whole team a head ache.

As Optionbox is a prefferred supplier of the £3k superfast connection grant scheme in Leeds and Bradford we suggested that they get Superfast Broadband installed. This meant they wouldn’t have to deal with slow broadband again and with a friendly installer from OptionBox the ABL team were up and running with their superfast broadband in less than half an hour. And they didn’t have to pay for the cost of the installation!

As Optionbox is a prefferred supplier of the £3k superfast connection grant scheme in Leeds and Bradford we suggested that they get Superfast Broadband installed. This meant they wouldn’t have to deal with slow broadband again and with a friendly installer from OptionBox the ABL team were up and running with their superfast broadband in less than half an hour. And they didn’t have to pay for the cost of the installation!

Batley Bulldogs

Significantly Reduced Costs

Batley Bulldogs were paying for numerous internet connections to provide internet access across their stadium and offices. With the club relying more and more on wireless connections, it was important to have wi-fi available across the site but did not want to pay for numerous internet connections.

Optionbox installed a high-speed broadband connection to the main site and then used a wireless point to point link to enable the press boxes to have access to the wi-fi from the main site. Using point to point connections significantly reduced cost as no cables needed to be run under ground to connect the two sites. A combination of superfast broadband and point to point connections was a great way to upgrade their current internet setup, provide multiple point access whilst also reducing their monthly running costs.

Optionbox installed a high-speed broadband connection to the main site and then used a wireless point to point link to enable the press boxes to have access to the wi-fi from the main site. Using point to point connections significantly reduced cost as no cables needed to be run under ground to connect the two sites. A combination of superfast broadband and point to point connections was a great way to upgrade their current internet setup, provide multiple point access whilst also reducing their monthly running costs.

Headway

Optionbox delivers major benefits across the board

Multiple sites and several gas, electricity and telecoms suppliers meant that the UK charity, Headway, was not only spending far too much money on its bills. Part-time staff had been tasked with collating and managing utilities procurement across the sites and this was proving difficult, time-consuming and frustrating for all concerned.
The charity, which helps people with brain injuries to rebuild their lives, was keen to regain control of its utilities expenditure and to ensure efficient ongoing management across its various sites.

Every site’s energy and telecoms usage was checked and verified and its particular needs fully assessed. Optionbox rationalised their supply, acting as their best-value provider for both energy and communications. Individual reports for each site gave valuable management information to assist the charity with its strategy and planning.

Every site’s energy and telecoms usage was checked and verified and its particular needs fully assessed. Optionbox rationalised their supply, acting as their best-value provider for both energy and communications. Individual reports for each site gave valuable management information to assist the charity with its strategy and planning.

Hellewell Pasley & Brewer

An open and shut case: energy and telecoms can be painless

One of the Partners at this busy West Yorkshire law firm felt that his utilities contracts were complex, confusing and beyond control. He was concerned that he was paying too much and that his multiple suppliers may have rolled over his contracts and spiralled his costs still further. He wanted to take back control, find a single, trustworthy supplier and save money.

With outstanding industry knowledge and insight, the Optionbox team is perfectly placed to help organisations to resolve problems like these for good. Optionbox gathered vital information on bills, contracts, contract end and termination dates as well as maintenance and lease agreements on telephone equipment.

The team confirmed the Senior Partner’s suspicion that their contracts had indeed been rolled over – many times. They also discovered that each of the firm’s three sites had more meters than it needed. As a result, the firm’s energy costs were greatly inflated. They were also paying far more than they needed for their telephone equipment, line rental and calls.

With outstanding industry knowledge and insight, the Optionbox team is perfectly placed to help organisations to resolve problems like these for good. Optionbox gathered vital information on bills, contracts, contract end and termination dates as well as maintenance and lease agreements on telephone equipment.

The team confirmed the Senior Partner’s suspicion that their contracts had indeed been rolled over – many times. They also discovered that each of the firm’s three sites had more meters than it needed. As a result, the firm’s energy costs were greatly inflated. They were also paying far more than they needed for their telephone equipment, line rental and calls.

Hytal Kitchens & Bedrooms

Superfast and super efficient

Hytal were interested in the Superfast Broadband connection voucher scheme where businesses can get a connection voucher worth up to £3000 for faster broadband, through the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme.

Optionbox applied for a connection voucher and installed superfast broadband into Hytal. The installation was straight-forward and there was no disruption to the business whatsoever. The only issue we had was with the existing supplier and telephone system. Optionbox were able to take control of the lines and calls following installation of the superfast broadband and reconfigured the existing telephone system adding additional network points so the system worked more efficiently for the business overall.

Optionbox applied for a connection voucher and installed superfast broadband into Hytal. The installation was straight-forward and there was no disruption to the business whatsoever. The only issue we had was with the existing supplier and telephone system. Optionbox were able to take control of the lines and calls following installation of the superfast broadband and reconfigured the existing telephone system adding additional network points so the system worked more efficiently for the business overall.

Lakeside Wealth Management

Taking control of telecoms

Lakeside approached Optionbox to set up the broadband and network in new premises. At first glance the installation didn’t seem too bad with plenty of points and sockets. Optionbox still came out and did a sight survey, then managed the BT engineer and everything on our behalf.

When it came to installing the broadband the many sockets and cables we had meant that we needed a way of categorising them so we could identify them in future. The team at Optionbox identified the destination of each socket, labelled and then installed the cabinet and switches. A lot of cabling was required due to the need for sockets to be moved around and make the workspace more effective for us.

When it came to installing the broadband the many sockets and cables we had meant that we needed a way of categorising them so we could identify them in future. The team at Optionbox identified the destination of each socket, labelled and then installed the cabinet and switches. A lot of cabling was required due to the need for sockets to be moved around and make the workspace more effective for us.

Northern Accountants

It’s not just about the numbers

A busy, energetic and proactive accountancy firm, Northern Accountants wanted to make certain that its suppliers matched its own ethics of high quality service and fair pricing. Suspecting that their existing energy and telecoms providers may be falling short, they asked Optionbox to review their contracts and advise on a better solution.

Optionbox soon identified that Northern Accountants’ site was supplied by several suppliers involving a number of expensive and rolled-over contracts of different lengths and with tangled termination and end dates. The exhaustive Optionbox review established all the information needed for its experts to design a neater, more efficient and much cheaper utilities plan. This left the Northern Accountants team free to get on with their core, fee-earning business – but fully informed every step of the way.

Optionbox soon identified that Northern Accountants’ site was supplied by several suppliers involving a number of expensive and rolled-over contracts of different lengths and with tangled termination and end dates. The exhaustive Optionbox review established all the information needed for its experts to design a neater, more efficient and much cheaper utilities plan. This left the Northern Accountants team free to get on with their core, fee-earning business – but fully informed every step of the way.

Samra Homes – Student Accommodation

One Superfast Connection

Samra Homes is a Leeds based Letting agency specialising in accommodation for students and professionals. As all of their tenants are you professionals or students, that are typically high internet users, they wanted to create strong network connections in their properties and also put security settings in place to protect landlords.

Optionbox installed a high-speed broadband connection to numerous properties managed by Samra Homes to ensure fast broadband connections and then installed wireless point to point links to connect multiple buildings on to one network reducing the need for multiple internet connections.

We also set up controls to stop illegal content and illegal downloads happening through the internet connection to protect landlord’s safety.

 

Using point to point connections significantly reduced cost as no cables were needed to be run under ground to connect multiple sites. Multiple point access from one super-fast broadband significantly reducing their monthly running costs.

Optionbox installed a high-speed broadband connection to numerous properties managed by Samra Homes to ensure fast broadband connections and then installed wireless point to point links to connect multiple buildings on to one network reducing the need for multiple internet connections.

We also set up controls to stop illegal content and illegal downloads happening through the internet connection to protect landlord’s safety.

 

Using point to point connections significantly reduced cost as no cables were needed to be run under ground to connect multiple sites. Multiple point access from one super-fast broadband significantly reducing their monthly running costs.