15th May 2013 - With an ever-growing workforce requiring onsite training, particularly in our technical support department, we’ve opened up a new training facility at our Manchester head office in Trafford Park.
1st May 2013 - Our second showing at the Convergence Summit North and this year’s show is far busier than last year. Maybe it’s the fact that our stand has a particularly special crowd-puller in the shape of the very beefy race car we are sponsoring throughout the British Touring Car Championships 2013 season. The car has certainly caused quite a lot of interest as it sports the message “Turbocharged Internet”.
10th Apr 2013 - Noman Qazi, one of the Systems Engineers working in our technical support department, has just received approval from the British Computer Society for his application for Professional Membership.
10th Apr 2013 - Top Students from University of Salford’s School of Computing, Science and Engineering visited M247 recently.
10th Apr 2013 - Come and see us on stand 32 at Convergence Summit North which will be held at Manchester Central opening April 30th until May 1st.
26th Mar 2013 - We are proud to announce our sponsorship of Joe Girling who will be driving for Tech-Speed and Finesse Mortorsport and will be running under the banner of M247 Racing. Joe Girling will be competing for the Jack Sears trophy in the British Touring Car Championships 2013.
18th Mar 2013 - We are proud to announce that we have been awarded ISO 27001 certification, the internationally recognised standard for the measurement of information security.
6th Mar 2013 - Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand and second biggest grocery brand , has recently signed a five-year contract with M247. The deal secures a significant amount of space at our Manchester datacentres where we will provide managed co-located servers and high capacity connectivity to the Warburtons Bolton operation.
18th Feb 2013 - Flushed with the success of exhibiting recently at BETT, Europe’s largest Education Technology Show, we also have a stand at the Education Innovation Show at Manchester Central on 8th and 9th March. The show will give educationalists an insight into all the latest learning technologies and how they can be used to help students achieve their potential. Few of these technologies would have the power they do it wasn’t for the kind of solutions offered by M247.
30th Jan 2013 - The biggest trade show for the education sector in Europe opens today at London EXCEL and M247 has taken stand F40 to offer visitors a broad range of solutions including some highly competitive broadband deals. With well over 30,000 visitors anticipated from the UK and mainland Europe, our team is ready for a very busy week providing answers to anyone in the education sector looking to solve their ICT outsourcing and Internet related requirements.
23rd Jan 2013 - For many years, we have developed a formidable level of expertise in data security with most of the know-how based at our Kidderminster offices. As a SonicWall Gold Solution Provider, we now have a further three newly qualified SonicWALL technical support engineers based at the M247 head office in Manchester. As part of a strategy to meet the demands of customers taking data security very seriously, these new additions bring our current SonicWALL support team to a total of eight engineers and we have plans to increase this level even further in the near future. Since it’s unlikely that there are many companies in the UK providing this level of SonicWALL support, this commitment demonstrates that we mean business and intend to grow our data security offerings to businesses in the private and public sectors.
12th Dec 2012 - We can reveal that a new director has recently been appointed to the M247 Board. Anne Sillars is already well known to all of us at M247 as she has worked for the company for many years. She always has a smiling and friendly face during her visits to our Manchester head office and on her home turf in our Kidderminster office.
3rd Dec 2012 - Come and visit us at The Bett Show 2013 at London’s ExCel January 30th to February 2nd. With over 30,000 visitors anticipated, it’s the leading show for Educators in the UK and we will have a strong team answering your questions on stand F40. We’ll be offering some highly competitive connectivity deals and if you’re looking for a green supplier, there are very few in Europe who can beat us.
15th Nov 2012 - We have begun to fill our second multi-million pound datacentre and have recently taken delivery of a large consignment of server racks that are soon to be fitted inside our new purpose built secure and climate controlled data floor. There will be more than 300 of these rack by the time the data floor is completely full. “This will give us practically unlimited capacity for many years into the future and it’s just what’s needed to help us meet the demands of the new communications and media markets ” says Chris Byrd, M247 Technical Director.
14th Nov 2012 - We are growing fast in the UK and as part of our strategy to grow new business opportunities inside mainland Europe we have recently acquired Romanian Internet firm Clues.ro The deal will maintain the existing Clues management with technical support and billing now to be based at our UK head offices.
13th Nov 2012 - We are growing fast and have an urgent need for two 3rd Line Linux Support Technicians This exciting long-term technical role is a full time position based at our Manchester datacentre on Trafford Park. The M247 Datacentre is one of the most advanced in Europe, with cutting-edge facilities, infrastructure, and multiple 10-gigabit internet connections.
6th Nov 2012 - As responsible Internet Providers we are always attentive to how our technologies can be misused by malicious people and, being very much a family orientated company, we are happy to support efforts such as the “Get safe Online” campaign. http://www.getsafeonline.org
16th Oct 2012 - Many of our Directors could be found manning the M247 stand at the Convergence Summit South last week. This was an important event for us as we used it for the launch of our range of Virtual Network Operator solutions which aroused a great deal of interest. Another successful feature of this year’s show was the series of “Thought Leadership” seminar events at which M247 Technical Director Chris Byrd (pictured second from the left) answered many searching questions about the role of the data centre in the convergence and unified comms marketplace.
9th Oct 2012 - M247 is a proud sponsor of the charity Simply Limitless, which is based near our premises in Kidderminster. M247 staff Wayne Davies and Guy Dawes recently completed a 101 mile sponsored bike ride over two days from Winchester to Eastbourne over the South Downs Way. Simply Limitless is made up of a passionate group of people working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in the local community. The charity is based in a renovated carpet factory in Kidderminster where it provides facilities for recreation and education.
25th Sep 2012 - GREAT NEWS FOR CONVERGENCE CHANNEL RESELLERS ~ M247 launches Virtual Network Operator solutions at Convergence Summit South 2012 show at Sandown Park on 3rd and 4th October. We are launching a number of brand new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) solutions next week at Convergence Summit South 2012. These have been specifically designed to help Channel Resellers get ahead of the game and increase their profit margins. Our ground breaking Virtual Network Operator solutions provide a way for resellers to cut out the middle man when selling Ethernet and DSL circuits.
6th Sep 2012 - Sales Director Paul Sillars says “After enjoying a very successful Convergence Summit North show in Manchester earlier this year we decided to reap more benefits from our investment in the Convergence Channel market by developing a new Virtual Network Operator product that we intend to launch at the show.
1st Aug 2012 - M247 is growing even more and after building our second Trafford Park datacentre within 3 years, we are in the process of recruiting more local talent. Staffing has gone up steadily during 2012 and 10 new recruits have been taken on recently not just from the field of computer science but electricians, accountancy staff, a new groundsman, administration and sales staff have also found employment in this fast growing company.
1st Aug 2012 - With the London Olympics attracting millions of visitors into the Capital, it’s been a long-held concern that the Internet and Telecoms infrastructure might buckle under the strain of having to cope with greatly increased demand. Even without the Olympics putting these systems under pressure, London is an important UK “hub” for Internet traffic and, as you would imagine, has taken steps to upgrade its capacity to cope well with the anticipated new demands.
17th Jul 2012 - In recent months, M247 has been gearing up to better provision the Business Sector with a broad range of connectivity, dedicated servers and colocation, hosting and security products and there has been a number of new Director posts created to help develop robust new structures that will help the company cope with growing demands.
12th Jul 2012 - After relocating from London to Manchester in 2009, we opened our first successful 7000 sq.ft. datacentre and headquarters in leasehold premises in Trafford Park. Now, almost three years on and after building additional carrier neutral datacentres in two adjoining freehold premises that we purchased outright in 2011, we have now completed a competitive deal with our original landlord and have finally bought our original headquarters, giving M247 and our customers increased security for the future
21st Jun 2012 - Following hot on the heels of our recent acquisition of ICT Support company Axamba last month along with its hosting arm, Web Tapestry, we are pleased to announce that we have acquired yet another well-known hosting company, Red Fox.
10th May 2012 - We have today taken delivery of our second electrical substation at a cost of £80k.
8th May 2012 - In a deal that has secured the future of a number of Manchester jobs, M247 is proud to reveal that we have recently acquired Axamba Limited.
1st May 2012 - The founding directors of M247, Technical Director Chris Byrd and father and son team David Buckle, who is Managing Director and Jonathan Buckle, who is Operations Director, have collectively reached the level of Finalist as judged by the panel of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2012.
26th Apr 2012 - Paul Pintiliescu is an Industrial Placement student gaining experience working as a member of our technical support team while also studying at Salford University. Paul recently gave a presentation at the University that described his role within M247.
26th Apr 2012 - M247, together with other major players from the Internet industry, such as the BBC, IXReach and TelecityGroup, co-sponsored the launch event of IX Manchester, the UK’s newest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), staged recently in an impressive BBC venue at MediaCity in Manchester. In common with all IXPs, IX Manchester under the management of LINX, the massive London Internet Exchange, is a not-for-profit and neutral body where networks of Internet Service Providers, telecommunications carriers, content providers, web hosting companies etc., meet to exchange traffic (peer) with one another.
17th Apr 2012 - MANCHESTER GETS A NEW INTERNET EXCHANGE - Important move along the road to progress M247, together with other major players from the Internet industry, such as the BBC, IXReach and TelecityGroup, is co-sponsoring and supporting the launch event of IX Manchester, the UK’s newest Internet Exchange Point (IXP).
26th Mar 2012 - at the MANCHESTER CENTRAL CONVENTION COMPLEX od 17th and 18th April. Come and talk to us on stand 35 where our team will convince you that M247 is THE convergence company of choice for datacentre, high bandwidth connectivity, dedicated and colo server solutions, security, scalable Cloud and traditional hosting solutions. M247 is growing fast and you can get on board and grow with us.
1st Feb 2012 - Many of the best of the North West region’s business brains attended the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs' Forum Dinner on 24th January.
17th Jan 2012 - Norwich University College of the Arts (NUCA) had an aging firewall and a wireless network based around 60 switches spread across 7 city centre buildings. Running around 150 PCs for administrators and none-academic staff, the remainder of computers on the network are mostly dual-boot Apple Macs which are used by 300 academic staff and 1600 students. The M247 consultancy team had the answer and solved the problems with a SonicWALL.
11th Jan 2012 - Soon after contracts were exchanged on the purchase of our new DC2 datacentre building a security system was installed. This represents the first step in what will eventually become a highly sophisticated multi-level security system protecting the valuable data and hardware on the data floor.
11th Jan 2012 - A Parliamentary Advisory Forum hosted by Claire Perry, MP for Devizes, met in 2011 to discuss Online Parental Controls and speakers from the great and the good included; Ed Vaizey, MP for Wantage and Didcot; Dido Harding of Talk Talk, Justine Roberts of Mumsnet; Dr. Clarissa Smith of University of Sunderland; Mike Gavin of BT; and John Carr OBE, internet consultant on child safety.
10th Jan 2012 - Although in reality it’s rare for catastrophic faults to affect Internet Infrastructure, no matter how diligently Internet Providers such as ourselves work towards 100% network reliability, occasionally things go wrong that are beyond our control.
10th Jan 2012 - M247 was recently asked to provide filtered broadband to the Inclusion Trust http://www.inclusiontrust.org which is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee with aims to advance education amongst people that are excluded or disengaged from traditional educational systems.
10th Jan 2012 - Insider Media keeps its finger on the business pulse in the North West region and regularly stages events that helps businesses connect with other businesses.
10th Jan 2012 - M247 Managing Director David Buckle was recently invited to a dinner hosted by accountancy giant Deloitte.
10th Jan 2012 - Insider Magazine, the well-known business publication, played host recently to a Security Round Table to which M247 Technical Director Chris Byrd was invited.
10th Jan 2012 - We take security very seriously here at M247 and it’s no secret that we have multilevel access protection and surveillance in and around our buildings.
10th Jan 2012 - M247 accumulates a vast amount of packaging and paper which it recycles on a regular basis.
10th Jan 2012 - Although it has to be admitted that not all of our staff members are at the peak of fitness, some are very lean and keen to use their prowess to good effect for the benefit of others.
10th Jan 2012 - While our head office is in Manchester, we are in constant touch with our team in Kidderminster and, being a green datacentre, we felt the need to do something about the motorway miles some of us were doing commuting between the two sites.
10th Jan 2012 - If you’ve never visited M247 you probably have a vision of a group of hardworking, diligent, skilful individuals manning the datacentre and support desk 24 hours a day 365 days a year and while all of this is an accurate description of who we are and what we do, it won’t surprise you to know that occasionally we take a break to enjoy our time at work
10th Jan 2012 - We received a visit recently from some of the top students from the School of Computing, Science and Engineering at University of Salford.
10th Jan 2012 - As one of Europe’s greenest datacentres, we are expanding again and is experiencing a surge in interest for colo rack space, so much so in fact that we are planning to almost triple our capacity in the very near future.
10th Jan 2012 - We have greatly improved the airflow on our datafloor by installing a bank of extraction fans on the opposite side of the building to the cooling system. The improved efficiency of airflow and cooling has been achieved at little additional cost and has further improved the exterior aesthetics of our building by lowering the profile of the cooling system.
18th Nov 2011 - Leading UK Internet Infrastructure and Web Delivery specialist M247 has aroused the interest of engineers from the prestigious Cambridge University. David Green, from the University’s Department of Engineering, visited the company’s Manchester datacentre and head office recently to have a look at the innovations used to build M247’s renowned climate control system which helps keeps its burgeoning datafloor operating efficiently while at the same time significantly lowering M247’s carbon footprint and reducing the bottom line of its annual power spend.
10th Nov 2011 - David Buckle, motivational Managing Director of M247 has recently returned from the World Entrepreneurship Forum held this year in Singapore and attended by 150 of some of the world’s top business, scientific, academic and political minds drawn from 70 countries. One of only three UK entrepreneurs invited to join the forum this year, David has come back home impressed by the experience of mixing with such a diverse range of individuals from vastly different cultures and political perspectives.
21st Sep 2011 - Described by Technical Director Chris Byrd as a deal that was “too good to miss” we are pleased to announce that we have purchased a new building, right next door to our existing datacentre, that will give us lots of room to expand. Since 2009, our existing building (DC1) has housed full-time 24 x 7 technical support, administration and management staff with a state of the art datacentre being housed on a separate floor. Now this new additional building (DC2) offers lots of potential for growth and development into new areas.
16th Aug 2011 - David Buckle, Managing Director of M247 Limited, has been invited to join the World Entrepreneurship Forum taking place this November in Singapore. While attending the forum David will contribute to a number of high-flyer technology workshops and will also explain why locating in Manchester, where he found highly competitive datacentre accommodation and a wealth of talented people, has been key to the company’s success.
2nd Aug 2011 - M247 is happy to announce that Brian Leigh-Bramwell, who until recently was Chairman of Leighs Paints in Bolton, has bought additional shares in the company.
2nd Aug 2011 - We have recently invested £120k in upgrading our network with immediate benefits being felt by our customers. GlobalAXS’s Operational Director Jonathan Buckle said “ we now have a massive capacity that positions us with practically unlimited growth potential for many years into the future".
19th Jul 2011 - The increasing amount of Manchester based companies requiring high capacity data transfer can now benefit from a brand new European data link. In what represents a major step forward in upgrading our service and making data transfers more resilient, our Manchester based internet connectivity company GlobalAXS Communications, a division of M247, has just announced that its established a high capacity, 10,000Mbps., dedicated link between our Manchester datacentre and the massive Amsterdam Internet Exchange Point.
23rd Jun 2011 - Expanding our Manchester base all the time, M247 Limited has taken on another two staff members who join our highly skilled internet technology team. Managing Director, David Buckle says: “We welcome Gary and Eryk to our fast growing organisation and I’m sure they will play an important part in the coming months as we expand even more. We have recently taken on 10 computer technology graduates and undergraduates from local universities and are very pleased with the quality of their skills.”
15th Apr 2011 - The Directors of M247 Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of a new director to the board. Paul Sillars, who heads up the So Internet and So SonicWALL divisions of M247 Ltd has now been confirmed as a director. “As M247 Ltd has grown so dramatically over the last year we have appreciated Paul’s expertise as a staff member, and offer our sincerest congratulations on his new appointment as director” said David Buckle, MD.
25th Mar 2011 - M247 Ltd division Ice Colo has recently had two exciting expansion upgrades, unusual in these economic times, but with their industry recognised high growth levels the increase of capacity and greater customer service is vital to keep at the very top of their offerings. The first upgrade has been on the Manchester ring, increasing it from 10GE to 20GE using Global AXS’s CWDM ring, this gives far greater room for expansion in the near future and means that the Data centre is now a 40Gbit site.
28th Jan 2011 - M247 Ltd were thrilled on Wednesday 26th January 2011 to receive the SonicWALL award for Marketing Innovation of the Year! The recognition from SonicWALL themselves of the So SonicWALL division of M247 Ltd that has worked tirelessly with customers to understand their needs and find exactly the right SonicWALL solution for them, with a technical sales team that truly understands the products and their environment is excitedly received.
10th Dec 2010 - M247 Ltd today announced that it ranked Number 241 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2010, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Asia). Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years. M247 Limited grew 745.28 percent during this period.
18th Nov 2010 - M247 Ltd are proud to announce their ranking in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, placing them in the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK. To determine the fastest growing companies, Deloitte reviewed fiscal year revenues over the last five years, calculated the revenue growth percentage, and compared the growth of all the technology companies. Making this list is a significant accomplishment for M247 Ltd.
17th Nov 2010 - It is estimated that datacentres account for more than 3% of the UK's entire energy consumption.
10th Nov 2010 - SonicWALL, Inc. the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced it is the first network security vendor to receive ICSA Labs Enterprise Firewall Certification. The ICSA Labs certification covers the entire SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) series