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Japanese tech giant Fujitsu strikes special trading partnership with Burnley IT company

(From left): Holker IT managing director Matthew Metcalfe, Fujitsu partner development manager Nicola El Shebasi, Holker IT commercial manager Mark Holden, and Dave Killier, distribution account manager for Tech Data.
(From left): Holker IT managing director Matthew Metcalfe, Fujitsu partner development manager Nicola El Shebasi, Holker IT commercial manager Mark Holden, and Dave Killier, distribution account manager for Tech Data.
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A fast-expanding Burnley IT firm has been singled out for a special trading partnership and to become an authorised business partner with Fujitsu, one of the world's leading technology companies.

Holker IT's blooming relationship with the Japanese multinational company follows a year of significant success during which Holker has supplied clients with Fujitsu's vast range of equipment, turning over £160,000 through Fujitsu products in the first year of the affiliation and already enjoying a phenomenal 220% increase in turn-over over the early stages of this financial year.

“It's a feather in our cap that a company of this size wants to partner with us; further evidence of the progress we are making," said Matthew Metcalfe, managing director at Holker IT. “Fujitsu offer some of the best products and services on the market and we see this very much as a long-term partnership."

The two companies celebrated their partnership with a special Focus Day at the Holker IT head office, with prizes for staff members who achieved leads, quotes, and orders for Fujitsu products.

“The focus day itself was a huge success," said Matthew. "It allowed us to offer some fantastic deals to customers, whilst providing our staff with some invaluable training on the products we are selling.

“We are hot on brand awareness and teaming up with such a prestigious company is a huge step in the right direction.”

Nicola El Shebasi, partner development manager for Fujitsu, added: “The idea was to get everyone focused on selling Fujitsu products for the day. We offered some great prizes from champagne to gift vouchers to provide added incentive, whilst also offering training on our client and enterprise portfolios.

“It’s all about generating new business whilst having some fun along the way," Nicola continued. “Holker’s first year with us has been fantastic and we have developed a strong partnership together.”