Koris News

New Faces at Koris

As always, Koris is continuing to grow and strengthen our teams, ensuring our ServiceFirst ethos is at the heart of everything we do. Isabelle Burton (or Izzie) joins our Finance department. When not working with numbers, Izzie is a keen equestrian with her main passion being her horse that she enters into contests most weekends.

Wesley Kozera joins us from First Network as a Sales Consultant, with an impressive background in UC. Outside of work, like many, Wes is an avid sports fan with a preference to the red side of the Mersey and, weather permitting, can be spotted on a golf course.

Ben Lane joins our Business Generation team fresh out of Birmingham University where he graduated with a master’s degree in Geography. In his spare time, Ben enjoys running, long walks and reading. Ben also has a passion for cooking.

Paul James has joined from Brocade, a vendor of Networking hardware and software solutions. Paul’s career started with 10 years in the Royal Navy as an Electronic Warfare engineer, Since then his career has largely specialised in Business Development in IT infrastructure. He is a keen sailor and in 2006 sailed across the Atlantic. He enjoys cycling, skiing and climbing and also endures running and swimming (strictly to burn off pesky calories).

Lync becomes Skype for Business

After a long and anticipated wait, Microsoft finally revealed that Lync had made the change to Skype for Business. With a new client experience, new server release and updates to the service in Office 365, we believe that Skype for Business will transform the way people communicate by giving organisations reach to hundreds of millions of Skype users outside the walls of their business. At the same time, Skype for Business keeps and improves on all of the capabilities of Lync, including content sharing and telephony. For example, transferring a call now takes only one touch or click instead of three.

For more information on Skype for Business and supporting infrastructure or to book a demo, call us on 0203 479 9000 or email

Koris awarded BT’s ‘Solution Partner of the Year’ Award

Koris has been awarded the BT ‘Solution Partner of the Year Award’ which is another great achievement for the team. This year’s award win has strengthened the partnership with BT, from winning ‘Growth Partner of the Year’ last year.

As a BT Business Partner, Koris can make a real difference to customer experiences through integrating BT’s product portfolio into Koris’ managed services solutions, as well as delivering great customer service which underpins the success of the company.

Gary Tranter, Managing Director added “It’s a great achievement for the Koris team and an excellent example of the fantastic work we’ve been doing with BT. Our partnership is really important to the growth of Koris and BT’s product portfolio has really helped us give our customers a huge advantage over their competition”.

Koris look forward to continuing to strengthen the partnership with BT and repeating this years’ success in the coming 12 months.

Martin Balaam joins Koris

Koris_news_Martin-BalaamMartin Balaam joins us as a Non-Executive Director, bringing a strong telecoms & IT background to Koris with over 10 years’ experience in leadership roles. Martin is also currently Chief Executive at Apple reseller, Jigsaw24.

Previously, Martin has been the Managing Director at BT Engage IT, CEO at Redstone plc, CEO at Xpert Group and President at Hays IMS Inc, after building on his strong strategic consultancy experience as an Audit Manager at Deloitte.
On joining Koris, Martin said; “It’s great to be involved with Koris. The infrastructure is in place for growth and we’re really looking to drive the business on this year, all whilst maintaining our ServiceFirst ethos.”

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BT to acquire 4G mobile operator EE


BT is carrying out due diligence in the final stages of the EE takeover, after looking at a number of mobile operators in 2014. EE, founded in 2010 as a joint venture between Deutsche Telecom and Orange, has 7.7m customers on 4G contracts in the UK making the company the largest 4G provider in Europe.

The final deal is expected to cost BT in the region of £12.5bn, and brings a mobile division to BT for the first time since O2 separated from BT in 2002.

Lync Enterprise Telephony

One of the UK’s leading building services companies has retained Koris to replace their legacy Siemens PBX Estate with Lync Enterprise Telephony across 7 UK offices.

The solution will deliver enhanced remote and flexible working capabilities for the company’s office and remote based staff and will improve front end customer contact management services through the implementation of a state of the art Operator Console and Customer Contact Management solution.

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