Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C


Ipswich: Getech celebrates BT Distributor Partner of the Year award

13:00 01 June 2014

Guy Watts, managing director of Getech, centre, wth Terry Hughes, BT product manager, left, and Steve Rathborne, BT Field sales director.

Guy Watts, managing director of Getech, centre, wth Terry Hughes, BT product manager, left, and Steve Rathborne, BT Field sales director.

(c) Philip Reeson

IT and telecoms distributor Getech has been honoured as BT’s Distributor Partner of the Year.


Getech, a £40million turnover business based in Ipswich, is a long-standing distributor of BT products, having originally signed as a reseller in 1994, and the latest award comes a year after receiving the BT ICT Partner of the Year title.

Historically, Getech has been at the forefront of server-based computing , enabling users to connect to their office desktop from remote sites. This inevitably led to the need for faster and faster telecommunication links and the relationship with BT has flourished.

Richard Woodfield , Getech’s BT product manager, said: “We make dealing with BT easier for customers; our specialist advisors and technical teams listen to our customers’ needs and business issues to provide the most relevant and cost effective solution.

“This award is testimony to the hard work that BT and Getech have put in to ensure our customers get the best network at the best possible price. We are incredibly pleased to be announced as the BT Distributor of the Year “

Getech operates out of purpose-built offices in Knightsdale Road, Ipswich, and the company has been based in the town since its inception in 1989. It now employs more than 80 people and operates across the UK, with two key divisions Distribution and Education.

Guy Watts, managing director, added: “Getech is not only well established in Ipswich, we have been based in Ipswich since 1989 , but we are growing fast and operate in a number of key areas of IT that look set to explode.

“Traditionally everybody used a desktop PC, or a laptop computer , but the IT world is changing at an alarming rate. Getech supply low cost desktop devices called Thin Clients that enable connection to a virtual desktop, as well as a full range of tablets and Chromebooks .

“The tablet is transforming how people connect whilst at home, on the move or at work, whilst Google Apps for Education is changing how teachers are able to deliver the curriculum in a manner that is more relevant to students.

“Getech has undergone significant change in the past two years and whilst we still have our core business, the technologies and opportunities we are currently focused on will undoubtedly deliver significant growth in the coming years, meaning more jobs for Ipswich.

“I am an Ipswich boy at heart I went to Northgate Grammar school and am immensely proud of what the management team have built here in Ipswich.“



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Sharon Halls and Daniel Compton's baby, Evie

The parents of baby Evie born prematurely in the Dominican Republic have had confirmation they will get medical costs – and more – reimbursed by their insurance company.

Tesco Copdock, Ipswich

Pest control was called to an Ipswich supermarket this morning after staff were seen “frantically” chasing a mouse around the restaurant.

solar panels

Proposals to install solar panels on 2,000 council homes across Ipswich have been abandoned after the Government announced it was changing the tariffs paid for renewable energy.

The Hippodrome Theatre, St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, in April 1955. The show then was “Oh What a Night”. Many of the shows after World War Two were cheeky events with shows like ‘Strippingly Saucy” “We Couldn’t Wear Less” and “Hotter Than Paris”.

David Kindred recently asked readers for memories of the building in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, which was built as the Hippodrome Theatre and became the Savoy bingo and dance hall.

East Anglian Air Ambulance

A chimney sweeper remains in a critical condition with spinal injuries after falling from a roof in Combs yesterday.

Will  Ian Cumming be crowned Bake Off Champion 2015 tonight?

Tonight marks the grand final of the Great British Bake Off and viewers will watch as Ian Cumming, Nadiya Hussain and Tamal Ray battle it out for the Bake Off crown.

Ice skating could be coming to Felixstowe this Christmas.

Negotiations are taking place to see if an ice skating rink can be set up in Felixstowe town centre as part of the resort’s Christmas attractions.

Julie Harper, Hefin Jones, Melissa and Terry Purnell, David Twyman the team behind the reopening of the Three Mariners in Trimley St Mary

A village pub has been reopened after being bought by a group of business people with a heart for their community.

Pair claimed a neighbour in Wellington Street, Ipswich had a gun

A couple who sparked a full-scale armed police response over gun claims must pay £1,000 compensation to Suffolk Constabulary.

Highpoint Prison in Stradishall, Suffolk.

A BB gun and ammunition were found by an inmate at a prison in Suffolk.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages