Networking Sessions - testimonials

I have attended many networking events in the Data Centre Industry which have been very good, but the DATACENTRE.ME end user event I attended on Tuesday was by far the best.  We did our research on the market and discovered, via different sources, that the best person to get in touch with was Caroline Hitchins, founder of DATACENTRE.ME because of her website and very well-organised events.  We started by becoming a Silver sponsor for the Christmas Party in November 2017 - which we found very productive - and we decided that sponsoring DCME events would be the best way of moving forward for us.  I was fortunate enough to be invited by Riello UPS to attend the end user networking event on 10 July 2018.  I enjoyed the great atmosphere and the mix of people - some of whom I already knew - plus many new ones, some of whom we are now looking to create new opportunities with.  The event had over 150 people in attendance, ranging from big to small corporations, most of whom were end users and industry consultants.  The only manufacturers and vendors present were the event and website sponsors.  Conversation was focused on business but we had a good laugh too which made the atmosphere very relaxed. After my enjoyable experience at the event, I strongly believe that anyone who is looking to create leads and get in touch with professionals in Data Centre Industry, DATACENTRE.ME is the best step to take. I would like to thank Caroline and the DCME team for their efforts and their welcoming approach.  Carry on doing what you do best!” Octavian Chis, Managing Director, Connectium

“Raritan had previously sponsored and attended some of the DATACENTRE.ME events a few years back. We made a decision that we would become Premiere Website Sponsors as well as sponsor all 4 end user events in 2018, after hearing some great reports back from both customers and industry peers. The first event was in February and one of the days the awful weather and snow had took hold of the UK, so our expectations for attendees was low, however we were totally blown away with the numbers who did attend and have to say we were overwhelmed with both the new and old faces we were able to catch up with, some of who were on our target list. There was a great mix of end users and Consultants, as well as industry people.  The atmosphere was electric and the room had a great buzz about it. The venue was in a great location, making it accessible for most. The event was well run and we were receiving regular emails detailing who had registered and constant reminders about the event, which assured me that the attendees would be getting the same.  We are now looking forward to the next event in May, when hopefully the weather will be much better and the turnout is as good as the last.  Keep up the great work Caroline and team!”  Rebecca Nye, Sales Manager, Raritan

“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

“The DATACENTRE.ME events have been some of my favourite to attend recently. Caroline and her team always do a fantastic job to ensure that these are a productive networking forum…with a splash of fun! I have found that the guests at these events attend with the right intent - to make the most out of building their networks and are also welcoming to building new contacts – less cliques to navigate which is a hazard in the industry. There are always a good mix of people (clients, contractors, consultants, suppliers, etc.) and I always walk away having connected with an array of individuals and gleaned knowledge from different aspects of the industry as well as having had a thoroughly enjoyable evening!
All the above is due, in no small part, to the hard work and attention to detail that Caroline and her team put into organising the events – they are constantly behind the scenes ensuring the evening is set up for the best interactions and cross pollination of their guests. Thank you for another successful evening and I look forward to what the rest of the year has in store!”
Haidee Gonsalves, Project Director, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Turner & Townsend

As many of us do, I attend a number of networking events associated with the general construction industry and I have found DATACENTRE.ME to certainly be one of the better ones. As data centre architects the clear focus of DCME is a good fit for the practice and works well with the data centres we deliver and this specialist sector overall.
Caroline and her team clearly know both the industry itself and the characters and companies within it. The event is well organised and well attended, you are also kept up to date with forthcoming sessions efficiently, informatively and in good time – plus helpful reminders closer to the date!
There is always a warm welcome and the venues are well-chosen and easily accessible. You will catch up with old acquaintances, meet new ones and keep up to date with what’s happening in the data centre sector in an informal, friendly and relaxed atmosphere – DCME is also a great place to introduce our own new faces to the industry from time to time.” 
Ian Miller, Director, TTSP 

"I would like to thank Caroline and the DATACENTRE.ME team for a great Christmas Networking Event.  I am new to DATACENTRE.ME and from the outset have been made very welcome and aware of what a resource the DATACENTRE.ME team are.  The Christmas Networking event was great, I am not a keen networker but the evening was relaxed with an abundance of well recognised industry colleagues also in attendance.  It was great to have such a wide spectrum of people all at one event but to be able to discuss opportunities in a relaxed non pressured atmosphere, this was a very valuable evening.  With that Caroline also provided me with the opportunity to sponsor the event, this opportunity has already proven its worth with getting Bluepoint recognised further in the industry.  I look forward to attending the future networking events and continuing to support DATACENTRE.ME and the team.” Kathryn Aves, Managing Director, Bluepoint Technologies 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

“I wanted to thank you for a fantastic experience it was to attend your networking event. The experience started in the morning when my colleague registered me in the morning, you sent me all the required documents, registering was very easy and your team welcomed me by name. WOW!!! The number of people I was able to speak to was amazing, exchanging cards and making connections in LinkedIN the next day. I wouldn’t recommend that everyone flies into London the night before and register the next morning, we would all drive you crazy, which you must be close to with all the work that goes into the preparation and the work afterwards. Many thanks again, I will plan my next trip around your events.” Bernhard Brandstetter, Director, Germany, Turner & Townsend

“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

This was my second DATACENTRE.ME event and as before the room was full of my industry peers and suppliers in a very cordial atmosphere with great food and drink. When socialising, the data centre and hosting fraternity are a very friendly bunch, happy to discuss their challenges and successes and we all benefit from each other’s experiences. Dotted around the edges were a chosen few suppliers who were sponsoring the event and happy to bring us up to speed on the latest technologies. Yes a great networking and knowledge sharing industry event all done and dusted in the early evening so it did not eat into the business day. Conleth McCallan MD

“I have attended several of these events now and I have found that they have got progressively better. My main objective in attending is to network with clients, end users, supply chain and consultants to hear about latest trends and developments, and to hear about who is working on new projects. The Design and Build event in Q1 2019 was the best yet; it was very well organised in a great venue, well supplied with food and drinks and attended by a very good mix of senior people from all sectors and disciplines. Well done Caroline and team and I look forward to seeing you at the next one.” Richard Herrington, Director, MiCiM

Caroline and Team. I wanted to write to say thank you for a great event on Tuesday. Everything was brilliant. Also, I wanted to say that your questionnaire idea was quite innovative.
I was pretty sceptical, at first, but  the questionnaire and the prospect of an attractive prize to the winner forced me to talk to some of the sponsors that otherwise would have not spoken to.  There were a number of very positive, and unexpected outcomes in these conversations with your sponsors which could produce good results for all involved. 
Well done on taking the risk of putting the questionaire together and to promoting it in a clever way. Keep up the terrific work on behalf of the DC Industry.
” Brian Clavin, Associate Director, Total Data Centre Solutions

“JB Associates has previously attended DATACENTRE.ME events and we have loved the experience. As a construction consultancy that continues to work on data centre projects, the events are perfect for networking and integrating ourselves within the industry. Caroline has succeeded in creating a relaxed yet professional space that we not only benefit from, but also look forward to attending. We hope to continue our relationship with DATACENTRE.ME for years to come and are grateful to be part of the community.” Dave Prince, Project Manager/Designer, JB Associates

“For a few years we have attended and sponsored a number of the DATACENTRE.ME networking events and more recently signed up to become Premier Elite Sponsors of the website. This decision was taken as testament to the organisation and visibility that both the networking events and website provide Bouygues Energies & Services to both clients and our supply chain partners. We look forward to many more opportunities in the coming year that the close relationship with the team will bring.” Steven Marles, Head of Sales and Business Development, Bouygues Energies & Services

“ebm-papst have benefitted greatly from DATACENTRE.ME events, having the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of people within the sector. Being able to meet in a relaxed atmosphere with end users, consultants and FM providers is a great way to discuss industry news, developments and new technologies. Our ongoing presence at DATACENTRE.ME events & collaboration with attendees who are already experiencing positive results in achieving their energy saving objectives and reducing their carbon footprint. Keep up the good work and we look forward to the next events.” Daniel O’Connell, Business Development Manager Upgrade, ebm-papst UK Ltd

“As a relative newcomer to the datacentre industry I found the DATACENTRE.ME Event relaxed and welcoming.  I was greeted warmly and found there to be a friendly, inclusive atmosphere. The atmosphere made it easy for me to make some really useful connections with people who I may not otherwise have been able to meet. The venue was great and was well suited. I was pleased with the mix of sponsors, some I have found particularly useful. I look forward to attending further events and building upon this experience.” Edward Medd, Managing Director, Honeycomb Projects Ltd

“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,

“Thanks for a great event last night with lots of great networking and some good industry tech information. As I turned up on my own, it was wonderful to receive such a warm welcome from you at the door, more like what I would expect from a long-term friend or colleague. Your sponsors were fabulous at sharing information, which made it a really comfortable networking event. I went to your event in the hope of achieving three things.

  • * Keeping up to date with the latest technology and smart thinking in Data Centres.
  • * Expanding my network of contacts in the Data Centre arena
  • * Having some fun

Your event nailed all three perfectly. Well done. Thanks again and get me on the list for the next event please.”                  Paul O’Callaghan MBA, Director, Projex-Solutions.

“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.”  Head of 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

“I have attended many of the events that Caroline and her amazing DATACENTRE.ME team provide, and they continue to grow from strength to strength.  There is a perfect mix of peers to ensure your evening is maximised for both relaxed networking or catching up with colleagues we are always too busy to keep in contact with!  The venues selected for these events are always ideally suited, friendly and not stuffy in any way and the food is pitched just right.  These events are always professionally organised and the DATACENTRE.ME team are like swans (you know they have worked tirelessly to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time, but this is achieved in a calm and graceful way).  These are superb events and are a fixture in my calendar now.”  Christopher Demwell, Director, Anderson Green

"I would like to thank the DATACENTRE.ME team for inviting me to their networking events and especially to Caroline and Liz who do an outstanding job in organising such a large event at top level! Hats off! The DATACENTRE.ME events are welcomed by the technological industry, as the executives and technical people have the chance to meet others from their field, have a friendly chat and make their company more visible amongst other professionals; it is also a place where the competition stops for one evening and transforms into a single place where ideas, advice and thoughts are exchanged. It feels like the time spent with the other guests is very pleasant and definitely makes you come back for the next event! On behalf of the LDEX Group I would like to thank you for inviting us and you can count on us for the next events! Iulian Gheorghe, Data Centre Supervisor, LDEX Group

“DATACENTRE.ME events represent an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded data centre professionals in a social and practical setting. The challenge with larger events is that that the time and effort required to effectively network and meet new partners is limited because of their size. DATACENTRE.ME sets the scene for interactive conversations, limited presentations and social interactions. That is something that is severely lacking at many events in many industries. Caroline and the DATACENTRE.ME team has recognised that and delivered a networking event that works and is fun. Well done!” Leon O’Neill, Data Centre Consultant, ETIX Everywhere

“I have attended several of these events and always find them to be well organised, informative, busy and full of experienced professionals that are passionate about the industry. Whether to get yourself up to date with current trends, share stories with other parts of the industry or discuss better ways of doing things, this event does the job. The food and wine is great and assists with the atmosphere that the organisers create to get good conversations flowing.” Peter Newburn, Regional Director, Atkins 

“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

“Caroline, having had the pleasure of attending the July DATACENTRE.ME event I wanted to let you know how much I like what you have created. I wish I could have stayed longer and hope to speak more next time.  I realise how hectic these events can be for your team and in particular yourself... it is clear how passionate you are about ensuring everyone has a great networking evening. Your event shows your panache and great style Caroline, you have created something effervescent.” David Davenport, Technical Consultant, KVA Safety

“I would just like to say a big thank you to Caroline and her team at DATACENTRE.ME for their hospitality on well organised event on Tuesday 10th July 2018. It was a great choice of venue as well as a good opportunity to network with suppliers and others in the industry. I’m looking forward to the September 2018 event and would highly recommend it to anyone in the industry if they are looking for a well-run event with fantastic hosts and sponsors alike.” Gerry McKellar, Data Centre Manager, Virtus Data Centres

“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

"Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the event organised by DATACENTRE.ME. The team were incredibly helpful in making sure everything went to plan. It’s been a real pleasure in attending these events over the years. Everyone from attendees through to sponsors are down to earth; technical and the “Hub of Information Knowledge”.To complete the event, the catering was fantastic with lots of selections and there was plenty." Hiten Patel, Head of Datacentre Operations Manager STFC.

"DCME has been an important element in developing and improving the data centre industry.  It constantly communicates opinions, new activities and important changes, so that all its members can keep up to date with a fast-moving industry.The events that Caroline and her team organize are always well attended and presented, giving members the opportunity to engage with colleagues, partners and prospective customers in a cordial atmosphere. Keep it up." Phil Yates, Director, Colocentric.

“I always enjoy the DCME events, the friendly and professional atmosphere make it a really comfortable event to meet potential new suppliers and keep abreast of industry developments. Many of my best contacts have come from DCME, and the restricted guest list ensures that only high quality vendors and likeminded decision makers are present with no pushy sales pressure or business development managers raking in business cards. Well organised at a convenient venue with great food and attendees. I make sure I always keep my diary free - it’s always a rewarding time investment.”  Stephen Fry, Facility and Operations Engineer, 4D Data Centres Ltd.

"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

 “As an invitee to the July Data Centre Operations DATACENTRE.ME event I would like to extend my thanks to Caroline and the team. What a great venue and lovely food and drinks not to mention the main event! I met some new and useful data centre industry contacts, what a good mix of attendees.
As always, the evening was well organised by Caroline and the team. Nothing was taken to chance with even the football shown on a big screen.” Paul Carlaw, Head of Procurement (Projects) CBRE

“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, Divisional Director, Hurley Palmer Flatt 

“I would like to thank DATACENTRE.ME for organising such a fantastic networking event on the 26th February 2019 in London which was one of the best yet with regards to attendance. It is great that our Datacentre industry can come together for a social evening once a quarter and catch up.
I have been attending these functions for quite a few years now and can say over this time it has grown in popularity and continues to grow and become a main stream event in our industry calendar.” David Bradley, Sales Manager, E+I Engineering

“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

“I attend my first DATACENTRE.ME event recently, Caroline and all the team have created a fantastic environment for members of the industry to network and discuss the latest developments in this sector. The events are supported by market leading suppliers showcasing the latest in technologies. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, keep up the great work.” Chris Dorrian, Operations Manager, Axis Group

“DATACENTRE.ME events have proven to be a great way to build a personal network with key influencers in the data centre industry. Our sponsorship has been an important step in helping Durata to establish itself as a leading power and cooling design and installation service provider for data centres and edge computing facilities.” John McGee, Managing Director, Durata UK

“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

“Hi Caroline, Thank you for inviting me to the event last night, I really enjoyed it and met some nice people. I particularly enjoyed the questionnaire as this gave me a no pressure introduction to the sponsors and ensured I was able to network with a variety of people throughout the event.” Julien Marchera, Electrical Engineer, me engineers

"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

"Thank You for the networking session last evening. The venue, the organisation, the crowd and the food/drink were all First Class. You and your Team do a great job!" Brian Clavin, Associate Director, Total Data Centre Solutions

“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

"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

“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

“Thanks for all your hard work organising yesterday’s networking event. Was an enjoyable evening, and met some interesting new people. Keep up the good work!” Cliff Grout, Associate. Atkins

“Thanks for last night - another great networking event! ” Simon Green, Owner & Director Green Building Design Consultants

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

Many thanks for your efforts last night. An enjoyable and worthwhile evening for us” Chris Connors, General Sales Manager,  EURO-DIESEL

"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

"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

"It was a great night, really well attended and we all enjoyed it! I met the people I was keen talk to, all influencers in different ways - DC owners and managers, builders, D&B, consultants and project managers, as well as networking with my fellow sponsors to build our relationships. Roll on the next one!"  - Will Littlewood, Business Development Manager at CAREL

“Hi Caroline, many thanks for your update and I just wanted to say what an excellent event and it was lovely to see you too.”David Tomlinson, Managing Director, ANDA Consulting

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

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

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

"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