Competition for the chance to present to Vodafone was fierce when Harrison Clark Rickerbys gave defence and security sector firms the opportunity to attend their first narrowband technology and Internet of Things (IoT) networking event in Hereford.
The event at the Three Counties Hotel, which follows the success of the Defence and Security Expo in the city in February, gave businesses the chance to give a short pitch to the technology and telecoms giant, as well as enabling Vodafone personnel to present to them and the firm’s guests –Paul Hingley, Vodafone’s client director for defence and security, met delegates and they had the chance to hear from Richard Newbould, Vodafone’s newest security recruit together with Dale Taylor, head of the bespoke specialist team at Vodafone globally
Partner Claire Holford, who led the event, said: “The Expo gave us a chance to link with Vodafone and this event is one of the results. It gave members of the Herefordshire Defence and Security Group (HSDG), which includes a wide range of businesses across the region, direct access to a major client, and we hope that it has given Vodafone focused interest and opened opportunities for Vodafone to connect with our members.”
Businesses represented included Serbus and Titania, both long-standing members of the group and well-established defence and security firms, along with Ubi-Tech from Redditch and Geolang from just over the border in Wales. UKTI, the Government’s trade and investment arm, was represented as was the National Cyber Skills Centre in Malvern.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 450 staff and partners based at offices in Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham, Birmingham, the Thames Valley and the Wye Valley, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, advanced manufacturing and construction.