“Our mission critical customers trust telent not only with their datacentres but with their lives – from the blue light sector to the big service providers like Sky and BT – we deliver life critical networks on a daily basis,” she said. “My role will see us providing the full range of telent services to our customers, whilst broadening our net new customer base. There will be an increased focus on our security practise, this is a prominent arena for our customers who entrust telent with their critical infrastructure, and therefore a strong security offering is the natural next step for us. I am thrilled to be joining telent and I look forward to embarking on this new adventure with a strong team by my side.”
From technical beginnings, Latif joined Scalable Communications in 2004, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge from the ground up, and proved to be a major asset to the team at every level. Moving up the ranks to public sector manager, enterprise sales manager and subsequently the head of service provider division in 2013, Latif’s main strengths are her knowledge about the customer base, sales, team management and her ability to grow a business from nothing into a multi-million-pound, high performing organisation.
During her time at Scalable Communications, Latif was responsible for managing all of B&Q’s data centres, stores and websites across Europe, as well as overseeing a large bank’s entire IT strategy, giving her vital experience in managing enterprise accounts. She was also responsible for a start-up business unit within Daisy to address the demand for service providers. In just four years, the team of two had grown to eight and became the most successful and profitable team within the company, generating £5.50 profit for every pound spent.
When Scalable Communications was acquired by Alternative Networks in 2010 and then bought by Daisy Group in 2016, Latif had already developed the public sector, enterprise and finally headed up the new service provider division until she made the move to telent in November 2018.
“We’re delighted to have Shani on-board and are confident that her addition to the team will further enhance the services we provide,” added Joe Pincus, business development director at telent.
Dedicated to defining the ever-changing digital landscape, telent designs and delivers solutions and services that enable organisations to create, improve and maintain their mission critical communications networks.
Vital in the effective operation of the nation’s infrastructure and at the heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known brands, telent operates within various industry sectors, including Transport, Service Provider, Public Safety, Defence, Government/Public Services and Enterprise.
telent’s industry expertise and professionalism make the company a partner of choice for organisations at the forefront of the digital revolution. telent was recently appointed as the new supplier to Highways England to operate and manage the National Roads Telecommunications Service, a vital component of the UK’s critical national infrastructure.
Clients include Highways England, Transport for London, Kent County Council, West Sussex County Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Network Rail, BAE Systems, BT, Interoute, London Ambulance Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, RNLI, Maritime Coast Guard Agency, Metropolitan Police, Sky, and Virgin Media.
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