A look back at 2016

A note from Sesui’s Chairman

The New Year is fast approaching, which has got me thinking about 2016 and where it will sit in Sesui’s history. For me, the pinnacle has naturally been winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and last month was the third and final instalment of the celebrations following the announcement in April and Buckingham Palace reception in July.

Of course, for many of us, our customers and our family members, last month’s ceremony was also just the beginning. It was our first formal celebration of the win as a company, signifying the start of five years of flying the Queen’s Award flag. And what a day to kick it off.

It was an honour to welcome HRH The Duke of Gloucester, who presented our Managing Director, Lee Bryant, with the official grant of appointment and commemorative crystal bowl. It’s fair to say His Royal Highness’s wit, genuine interest and knowledge of our area blew us all away, and his presence served to further validate the gravitas of the award, what it represents to us, and what we in turn represent to the industry.

A hat trick of additional accolades this year – two 2016 Technology Innovator of the Year Awards and a Top 50 in Tech listing in AI Magazine – and a number of new additions to the team, highlight just how much the business is growing. Equally, it serves as a constant reminder that to remain innovative is to continue developing, moving forward and taking our technology to the next level, a mindset that is evident in repeat winners of the Queen’s award.

Already, Sesui is operating in 26 countries, and expanding our international network further is a very exciting, very real, prospect for us. Our ability to deliver cloud-based telephony solutions across multi systems – even legacy equipment – on a global scale is an opportunity for companies with a multinational presence to create a seamless link between sites.

I look forward to seeing what we will have achieved in three years time, when we can apply for another Queen’s Award – perhaps this time in the category for international trade, as well as innovation!

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