Networking Sessions - testimonials

 

“Groestar had not previously been lucky enough to attend a DATACENTRE.ME event but we were aware of their positive recognition within the commerce. In July, through mutual contacts, Caroline kindly invited us to attend the Green Data Centre event on 5th July. Prior to the event, I had thought about the attendees and what I was expecting from the event – once at the event & the evening progressed, it proved to surpass all of my expectations. It was a fantastic turn out. As an M&E contractor, we were able to catch up with some old faces and meet some new – a few that have proved to be valuable for business. The event was extremely well run by Caroline & her team, the sponsors were all well set out & the attendees were exactly the mix of industry leaders that I had hoped to come in to contact with. We would like to thank DATACENTRE.ME for the invite & the opportunity to network with other key contacts. As long as we are invited in the future, we will most certainly be in attendance. I highly recommend DATACENTRE.ME, Caroline & their fantastic networking events.” Lori Miles, Project Manager, Groestar Ltd

“I’d like to thank Caroline and praise her and her team for the great DATACENTRE.ME networking events which they hold.  Telehouse Europe sponsored the "Data Centre Design & Build" event in October 2014 to promote our Consultancy Services team, who sell professional consultancy services (cost management, site finding through to planning consultation). The event was attended by over 130 people with a focus on end users which are our specific target.  The Design and Build team had a great night and, as well as good quality leads, we have achieved a particularly good opportunity with one of the world’s largest international media companies who have specific consultancy needs.  A very good result indeed and I would thoroughly recommend Caroline, DATACENTRE.ME and their networking events.”  William Horley, European Marketing Manager

“Another successful DATACENTRE.ME networking event from Caroline and her team to help push through Q4. All of these events are very well attended by decision makers and influencers from all business sectors, who rely on the quality of services and solutions from the sponsors, whose technologies occupy the data centre facilities that their businesses utilise. The social atmosphere makes meeting new business connections and strengthening existing relationships easy and convivial. The effort and attention to detail by Caroline and her team, from badge to buffet, is clearly evident in the calibre of attendees and the constantly high attendance rate, which is further supported by the on-going commitment of relevant and innovative sponsors.” Jamie Donnelly, Director, SP McKinlay

“CenturyLink operate 60+ Data Centres around the world including 5 in the UK (Reading, Slough, and London Docklands). We have been sponsors of DATACENTRE.ME for several years, and Caroline and her team do a great job in amplifying our Colocation and Data Centre related news. Our team always tries to attend the networking events: I thought the October 2016 Data Centre Infrastructure & Operations meetup was the best yet. The venue was great, just the right size and in a good location, and the attendance was phenomenal! We spoke to existing suppliers, potential partners, met up with former colleagues, and to top it all, I won a prize in the raffle (thanks Huawei). A great night and terrific job done, as always by the DATACENTRE.ME team.”   Steve Falkus, Product Marketing Director, CenturyLink

“Thanks for another great event. The DATACENTRE.ME networking events continue to be a superb platform for informal networking with potential clients, suppliers and industry colleagues.  The format works so well. I particularly like the fact that they are end user dominated and very selective.  I always walk away with new business leads and contacts for my company. Having a chance to talk to industry professionals from across the data centre landscape also helps me to think outside the box. There are always one or two nuggets of information gleaned for follow-up. Overall DATACENTRE.ME continues to dominate the UK data centre landscape as the prime networking and information platform. Keep up the fantastic work with your team.” Robin Koffler, Director, EcoPowerSupplies.com

“Hi Caroline, thank you again for my invite to the “Green Data Centres” DATACENTRE ME Networking Event. It was, as always, a fantastic event and what an amazing mix of industry professionals! I saw old colleagues I haven’t seen for at least a year and lots of new faces too -  making the evening an excellent opportunity to chat on a common theme. The venue lends itself to this sort of event with enough space to hold a large number of people without feeling cramped and, being so central, it is in an excellent location. Congratulations to you and all the DCME team on quite definitely the best event to date.” Simon Coggin, Head Data Centre Services. Sovereign Business Integration PLC

“For me, DATACENTRE.ME is a must attend event each quarter, it’s an opportunity to network face to face which is difficult to achieve with LinkedIn and other social media platforms!  At each event there is an ideal opportunity to meet new industry professionals, re-engage with existing sector contacts and peers and share best practice throughout the industry.  To have exposure to developing products and services that underpin the multi-tenanted data centre owner/operator proposition (via the various sponsor companies) is extremely useful too.  Each event also offers other significant benefits via several sources; we have the opportunity to leverage the partnership and collaborative go to market options with like-minded data centre operators & MSPs whilst also benefitting significantly from the opportunity of being introduced to organisations with specific data centre requirements.”  Kevin Holland, Client Director, Virtus Data Centres

"I just wanted to comment on the event you arranged the other night in London. As a Project Manager it is not in my normal comfort zone, and the thought of meeting a lot of strangers and mingling is not something I am used to. I would like to commend you on the location, and organisation of the event that helped to elevate this and ensure that the whole process was a very positive event. Everyone I spoke to seemed very impressed and in that regard it would appear that I was not alone in my admiration for your very professional delivery of the event. I would have no problem in recommending your event or your own services to anyone.  I think that any event such as this is only as good as the person directing and coordinating, and this in turn was a great showcase for your abilities and talents. Personally I look forward to the next event and I will pass on my recommendations to my Sales Director in terms of your organisational skills and professionalism.”  Philip Lorimer-George, ITM Communications

“The DATACENTRE.ME event for Data Centre Connectivity on the 3rd July 2014 can best described in one word: ‘Excellent’.  Despite the evening being very hot, a rarity I know, the turnout was exceptional with over 100 attendees at this 1st class networking event.  Well done to Caroline and her team for delivering such high numbers.  Creative Consulting (Creative) who were one of the event sponsors have already held a number of follow up meetings, particularly with attendees looking to partner with us for existing and new projects.  Our focus on Infrastructure (Networks, Storage, Virtualisation & Inter Cloud) was very well received, as was our substantial/significant technical qualifications/resources and unique/bespoke support services.  We are confident further opportunities will arise once we have completed our full follow up exercise and will be delighted to report on this shortly.  In summary an excellent event and I look forward to attending the next one!“  Peter Comyn-Noyes, Sales Director

“DATACENTRE.ME provides a great platform for industry consumers and stakeholders alike to keep up-to-date on market news and opportunities. The DC industry is made up from a tight-knit community of professionals continuously looking to support its growth and development, with Caroline and her team’s events playing a pivotal role. Whilst energy efficiency and compliance can seem like daunting topics to most, Carbon Clear have found DATACENTRE.ME events to be a fantastic arena to provide support to those wishing to future-proof their operations.” Josh Holland, Carbon Clear

“Once again an excellent DATACENTRE.ME event organised by Caroline and her team. It is always good to catch up with former colleagues and meet new contacts. The event was in an excellent location, the number of attendees was about right and it was good to catch up with some old colleagues and meet new contacts. It was a great evening and arguably the best I have attendedfor a good few years. I can highly recommend you and your teams organisational skills and look forward to the next event should I be fortunate to get an invite!” Karl Luck, Senior Technical Director,  WSP

“Thank you to Caroline for putting together a marvellous evening in a great location, good food and flowing drink. It was refreshing to see so many Data Centre operating people in one place, each with own interesting stories and facts.  As they say, every day’s a school day! The function was very well organised, you have a very efficient team and I wish you all the success for up and coming events, to which I will most certainly be attending!  It was a pleasure to be part of the event and thank you again.” Darren Wellard, ICT Operations Manager, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS)

“Having attended another of DATACENTRE.ME’s fantastic networking events on 28th February, I am still impressed by the sheer volume and variety of contacts I meet there. The events are always well attended and offer the opportunity to network with peers and partners alike, in an informal and relaxed environment. Looking forward to attending the next one and adding to my network of industry contacts!”  Rob Cooper,Co-Founder & MD, Datek Consultancy Services

"I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to sponsor the "Data Centre Infrastructure Networking Event" held on the 23rd April 2015.  It was our first time as sponsors so of course we entered into the event with a little nervousness, not knowing what to expect.   In reality there was no need to worry - the event was very professionally run and the contacts we made on the night will, I am sure, lead to real business benefits.  One pleasant surprise to me was the networking opportunities between fellow sponsors as well as the more obvious networking with the attendees.   I would strongly suggest that anyone in this industry space considers these events as part of their approach to generating a robust business network."  Brendan Musgrove, Managing Director, Cordant Specialist Services Ltd

“Networking events bring together like minded colleagues and new introductions. I find the DATACENTRE.ME events very beneficial to keep in touch with our industry and those of us in it. The businesses that provide the support and presence at the events are relevant and knowledgeable. I fully appreciate all those associated with DATACENTRE.ME and the news content is also informative - keeping me up to date and minimising my research. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to the next event.” Brian Timperley, Senior Consultant, Turner and Townsend

“Excellent, well organised DATACENTRE.ME event with the right mix of sponsors and invitees, very well attended by key people from the sector and in a relaxed setting with every opportunity to network. Caroline knows this market very well and is very well connected. DATACENTRE.ME certainly has a high profile within the Data Centre community.” Paul Bridgman, Senior Business Development Manager, Bouygues ES

“Hi Caroline, just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and your team on hosting a truly wonderful event this evening.  Tonight has been a very rewarding and provided a fantastic opportunity to develop a network of like-minded individuals.  I look forward to catching up soon and please pass on a big well done to your team as their effort was duly appreciated”.  David Nash, Associate, Bruce Shaw

“Many many thanks for the hospitality shown by both you and your event sponsoring partners last night.  Clearly your previous event organising experience has left you in good stead because it was very well organised.  Adam and I very much enjoyed the event which we both thought was very well attended plus the meet at least ten people session was well received by everyone I spoke to.  It  gave us all a unique opportunity to approach people we may not have approached ordinarily. When saying my goodbyes a number of people said see you at the next DCME event and to me that speaks volume.  So, great job well done.  See you soon”  Neville Christian, Sunspeed

“Caroline and her team at DATACENTRE.ME run a great event whereby industry professionals can meet and network in an informal environment. The selection of sponsors caters for each topic event and provides new industry knowledge to all that attend. Excellent events along with a daily news update through the website and social media that keeps the industry updated and informed. Well done to Caroline and all her team - great success.” Wayne Whitling, Data Centre Manager, Datacentred

“Thank you for the continued opportunity to attend the DATACENTRE.ME networking events.  The events achieve a great balance of being informative yet informal.  They allow you to network with existing contacts while continuing to meet new contacts too.  It is great to see so many like-minded professionals in one place.  The venue is great, with a relaxed atmosphere.  In addition to the networking events the DATACENTRE.ME portal has become a daily read a truly informative portal for anybody involved in the industry.  Keep up the good work Caroline and the DCME team!”  Grant Penfold, Technical Director, WSP UK Limited

“A short note of thanks for all the hard work you and your colleagues put into the event last night.  As I mentioned when I left, I thought it had been a great evening and arguably the best I have attended – the location and their food I thought very good, the number and quality of attendees excellent and it was not only worth attending professionally, it was very pleasurable too!  Great job and have a well-earned rest over the weekend.  See you again soon I hope.”  Martin Kelly, BDM, Interoute

“Caroline and her team at DATACENTRE.ME organise fantastic networking events that we attend each quarter. We really enjoy networking not only with existing contacts, but meeting new industry professionals. It's great to meet so many like-minded professionals in a relaxed atmosphere and we always look forward to the next event”.  Nick Watkins, Managing Director, Thamesgate Group

"I appreciated the kind invitation to the Data Centre networking event in London. It was extremely well organised and well attended. I particularly appreciated the informal and relaxed nature of the event as it gave me an excellent opportunity to chat at length with several key stakeholders in the industry. I met two companies who are setting up data centre operations in Finland. This was naturally of immense interest to me. I very much look forward to the next event in October."  Perry Le Dain, Trade Commissioner at Finland Trade Commission

“Many thanks for the opportunity to attend the DATACENTRE.ME event for Data Centre Connectivity. The event was in an excellent location, the number of attendees was about right and it was good to catch up with some old colleagues and meet new contacts. It was a great evening and arguably the best I have attended for a good few years. I can highly recommend you and your teams organisational skills and look forward to the next event should I be fortunate enough to get an invite.”  Karl Luck, Head of Power Systems Plus, Senior Technical Director, WSP in the UK

"Thank you for organising another very useful and enjoyable evening Caroline. As usual excellent networking, interesting sponsors and fine wine. This is now the premier event in our networking calendar and I cut short my visit to Stavanger to ensure I was there. Sponsor feedback to me was that these events return more ‘bang for the buck’ than any other including conferences and exhibitions they participate in" Jonathan H. Evans, Director, Total Data Centre Solutions, www.totaldatacentresolutions.co.uk

“Thank you to Caroline and her team from DATACENTRE.ME for hosting what was a great networking event.  This was our first time attending but we certainly hope it will not be the last.  The location was excellent as was the opportunity to meet new suppliers.  We can’t speak highly enough of the work that DATACENTRE.ME do on daily basis.”  John McGee, Managing Director, Durata UK Ltd

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for arranging another great networking function last night.  I have now attended the last two and found both very beneficial in terms of networking, meeting new and past peers and enhancing my knowledge base.  I look forward to attending the next function”  Dave Halmkan,Maintenance Manager, Planning & Design/Office Services, Viacom International Media Networks

“The DATACENTRE.ME is the place to be for total comfort zone. Great opportunity to meet new industry professionals to discuss business needs, common like-minded skills are shared over a drink or two. A fantastic pleasant evening with great food/drink and great venue”  Hiten Patel, Head of Datacentre Operations,STFC

“I found the DATACENTRE.ME event very useful in terms of catching up with key individuals in the sector in a relaxed and friendly environment. Most of the individuals that attended are extremely busy responding to the dynamic nature of today's market so getting an opportunity to hear their latest news is very valuable”  Brian Waddell, Director, Norman Disney & Young

"Recently attended the network event organised by DATACENTRE.ME at the WineTun in London, an excellent venue and made some important new contacts and re-established some old ones, much enjoyed look forward to the next one". Kevan Harrison, Senior Project Manager, DataCentred

"Thanks for organising last week’s event and I look forward to attending as many as possible next year. It is great to have someone (you) championing the cause for DC networking so we can keep in touch with old contacts and make some new ones along the way”. Alfie Heyland, Associate Director, Pharmaceutical & Technology, Mace

“Once again Caroline hosted a splendid DATACENTRE.ME event. Company was good, food was good and the weather wasn't as hot as the last time we all met!!” Adam Crookdake, Senior Technical Director, WSP Group

“Excellent  DATACENTRE.ME event with great range of people attending. The team create an atmosphere that is suitably business-like but also informal and friendly”  Nigel Alexander, Associate Director, FinPro

“Congratulations to Caroline and the DATACENTRE.ME team for putting on such a fantastic industry networking event.  It was great to meet all the sponsors and attendees and the hospitality was outstanding.  Well done!"  Anne-Marie Lavelle, LDeX Group

"The way DATACENTRE.ME organise their events ensures you can enjoy an evening networking, exchanging views and developing new relationships with your peers in a relaxed atmosphere. These are "must attend" events”. Christopher Demwell, Director, Waterman Group

"Thank you for a wonderful evening, it was great to meet so  many peers from the industry and to engage in so many productive conversations around working together on opportunities moving forward.  Great venue and great food, it all felt really well organised." Rob Cooper, Account Director - Colocation EMEA, CenturyLink Technology Solutions

“Congrats to Caroline and all the wonderful team at DATACENTRE.ME for putting on yet another fantastic end user networking event last Wednesday. The venue, hospitality and discussions were great – good work!”. Anne-Marie Lavelle, Marketing Manager, Coreix Ltd

“I just wanted to thank you hosting Jamie and myself at the DATACENTRE.ME event last Thursday.  The event was an excellent opportunity to meet other individuals in the industry. I'm sorry we didn't get chance to introduce ourselves properly, we'd love the opportunity to do so soon.”  Charlotte Booth, Director, GDSV

“Thank you for inviting me to your do last night. I made some interesting contacts which I intend to write to presently.  Also, I had good conversations with the product sellers and found that very rewarding too. It's always good to keep up with developments.”  Neil Winter, Building Manager, CAPITA

“The networking event was wonderfully informal, friendly and most importantly very useful.  It is no wonder when you select the right topic and combine it with the above you have successful events.  I’m looking forward to the next one”  Mike Goodwin, Partner, Dunwoody LLP

"Thanks for organising last week’s event and I look forward to attending as many as possible next year. It is great to have someone (you) championing the cause for DC networking so we can keep in touch with old contacts and make some new ones along the way." Alfie Heyland, Associate Director, Pharmaceutical & Technology, Mace

“Just a quick thank you from both Shev and myself for your wonderful hospitality last night.  It was a lovely venue, excellent food and booze but most important there were a really nice bunch of people there and I already have several meetings scheduled from our getting together.  Thank you again and well done.”  Patrick Gibbon, SSE

“I am in full agreement with Patrick's words and I look forward to the next one. Great host and a very professional event indeed”  Shev McDonald, OnApp

“Just a brief note to say thank you for inviting me to the Network networking event last week.  It was a very pleasant evening, made a few good contacts (symbiotic) and even won a prize!  Look forward to the next event.”  Simon Johnson,Practice Director, Xceed

"Massive thank you to Caroline Hitchins for the invite along to last night's DATACENTRE ME event in London - amazing turn out and a great crowd!" Elaine Dixon, Marketing Manager. Zayo

“DATACENTRE.ME events should become the MUST ATTEND event going forward!” Andrew McCreath, Director of Enterprise, Equinix

"What a great networking event you guys organised last week, it truly was a triumph!"  Richard Warren, Workspace Technology

"I had some very interesting and meaningful conversations.  Thank you also for the hospitality of the drinks/refreshment. Thank you both to you and your sponsors for organising this wonderful networking event ." Neil Bhatier, GBS Consulting

“Just a quick note to say thank you for organising an extremely useful and enjoyable evening. Great venue, and some really interesting conversations.”  Graham Monro, CenturyLink Technology Solutions

"It was a great and vibrant evening. Good mix of people representing the industry. Well done!"  Sylvie Le Roy, Uptime Network Director EMEA, The Uptime Institute

“Just a quick mail to say thanks again for a fantastic evening , was a pleasure to meet you and a great opportunity to Network.”  Brian Parrott, Atos

"Fantastic data centre networking evening last night @DATACENTREdotME. Congratulations to Networking Queen Caroline"  Phil Turtle, DataCentreIndustryPR

“I must say, the evening was the way a networking event should be: the right people, the right ambiance, a great location and brilliant hosting. I recommend anyone worth their weight in our industry to Caroline’s events”.  Jonas Caino, BDM, Geist Global

"Just wanted to say thank you for organising a great event last night.  I'm normally quite dubious of networking evenings but this proved to be spot on, hopefully the proof will be in the pudding with our new contacts.  Thanks again."  Spencer North, CRM Services Limited

“Fantastic event last night with DATACENTRE.ME good to see some old faces and lots of new ones. Huge thanks to Caroline for organising such a great event! Really was one of the best networking events I have been to! (irrespective of winning the draw!, which was a lovely surprise!) So thanks again! see you soon”  Scott Roots, The Uptime Institute

“Super event last night at @DATACENTREdotME networking. Thanks for hosting such an interesting crowd Caroline!” Ruth Palmer @RuthP_PA (via Twitter) GEA Denco Systems

“Great #DCiM #networking event with @DATACENTREdotME in London last night. Good to meet a variety of DC industry faces” AIT Partnership @AITPartnership (via Twitter)

"I wanted to say a Big Thank You to Caroline for last night.  Everyone I spoke to agreed the night was a great success." Sarah Hamilton, CNS Group

"Thanks again for hosting the event, I felt it was an excellent one!!"  Anders Eklund, Norland MS

"Fantastic networking event in London last night.  Very useful.  Thank you"  David Mclenachan, Initial Data Centre Cleaning

"Great event last night, thanks, do let me know of next one !!"  Richard Carson, Dataroom Supplies 

"It really was a fantastic event! Thank you Caroline for organising."  Lisa-Jayne Dowe, White Label IT

"Great night Caroline, met some nice people and looking forward to the next one" Keith Nicholson, Durapipe PLX

"I'd like to thank you for a well organised event last night."  Stuart McIlroy, Hubbell Premise Wiring