Phil Clapperton, Magnet

Magnet opens western hub in Galway

Phil Clapperton, Magnet

8 January 2016

Magnet has opened an office in Galway to serve businesses across Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

Designated as the Magnet’s West of Ireland hub, the office will provide a sales function as well as local account management to companies in the region for Magnet’s full suite of telecoms solutions. These include broadband speeds of up to 350Mb/s, as well as a range of cloud telecom solutions.

The inaugural Magnet Regional Business Barometer, a study of 600 SMEs in Ireland conducted by Amárach Research last year, revealed the West to have the highest concentration of remote workers. Some 24% stated they regularly worked from home and 25% on the road. However, take-up of services beneficial to remote working was the lowest when compared to other regions, with only 1% of businesses availing of VoIP, or internet phone, solutions.

Heading up the operation is former head of SME sales for Magnet in Dublin Phil Clapperton (pictured).

“The new Galway office is being set up at an ideal time with lots of ambitious local developments underway, from the establishment of the Galway City Innovation District to the redevelopment of the docks area,” said Clapperton.

“As a telecoms company with a strong business focus, we want to be in a position to better serve businesses in Galway and surrounding counties with local account management that can efficiently respond to their needs. Furthermore, with such an active remote and mobile working culture, we feel there’s an excellent opportunity to educate businesses about the benefits of cloud services and what Magnet can deliver in that respect.”

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