Somerset County Cricket Club selects Excalibur unified communications


Following its recent cell phone contract gain with Nottingham Forest FC, Excalibur has now announced that Somerset County Cricket Club has renewed its fully managed unified comms service, agreeing a two-year extension to its current deal.

The club, which is heading toward test venue status in 2017, now has Excalibur provide all of its IT, cell and fixed-line services for its 50 full-time personnel.

Jez Curwin, head of Somerset CCC’s commercial operations, says: “We enjoy the one point of call, one personal contact with Excalibur, which means that all of our communications needs are handled very quickly and efficiently, with no complications.”

To serve its 20 management/administrative staff and 30-strong squad of players and coaches, Somerset CCC sought a range of flexible communications services from a single supplier that would allow for the club’s future growth as it becomes an increasingly popular and influential part of the Taunton, Somerset and South West communities.

“From the very first consultation to implementation and beyond, Excalibur has delivered an extremely high level of service,” adds Curwin. “We work closely together to bring about the best in a long-term partnership.”

For Excalibur, which this year quadrupled the size of its office space with a move to Arclite House in Swindon, this new contract with Somerset CCC adds to a growing portfolio of sports and leisure industry business, which includes cell, fixed-line and IT services for three of England’s most successful soccer clubs.

James Phipps, Excalibur’s CEO, says, “We are very pleased to be working with such a go-ahead club as Somerset, where we can bring our experience in this sector to bear.”

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