Working From Home is here to stay, and Conversant is helping companies, large and small, get the best experience from online unified communications. Collaborating with Microsoft Teams, the Welsh-based business is growing rapidly taking on customers in the UK and around the world, creating adaptive, bespoke systems to cope with the specific needs of each business from its hosted platforms.
The lockdown has highlighted both the value and limitations of current communications infrastructure. In particular, security of sensitive business information has become a concern, and Conversant is helping clients deal with these, and other issues, and use the technology securely and effectively.
The company is also helping to ease the problems of the lockdown in its local communities, creating an app to help distribution of food to vulnerable people through the Twyn Community Hub in Merthyr Tydfil.
Conversant had been providing communications systems to clients in the Far East where the pandemic struck earlier than in the West.
"We were ahead of the curve in many respects gaining experience before the lockdowns in Europe, and this was very useful in anticipating the needs of our clients. Our investors, including UKSE, had given us a sound financial platform and this allowed us to move forward quickly in what was a fast-changing situation."Patrick Copping, Managing Director
How we did it.
UKSE’s investment was part of the £500,000 loan and equity package in Conversant which enabled the firm to launch. The company has a global perspective offering hosted unified, cloud-based communications. It works with partners in the industry to Platform as a Service (PAAS) and Software as a Service (SAAS) solutions.
UKSE saw the potential of the business, and its ability to create technically advanced jobs in Wales, with an eye on worldwide markets.
Conversant is now expanding rapidly gaining new clients in sectors including banking and financial services and is aiming to create 30 new jobs in the next 18 months.
30 new jobs being created
Not only helping people communicate during lockdown but also providing an app to help local communities distribute food to the needy.