Yorkshire Choice Awards – And the winner of Business Woman of the Year is….

The glitz and glamour of the Yorkshire Choice Awards evening on Saturday 6th April, could have been mistaken for an Oscar style ceremony event with well over 700 people attending at the Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road, Leeds.

Deep Blue were proud to sponsor the Business Woman of the Year category for the fourth year running at these prestigious Awards.

Yorkshire Choice Awards Business Woman of the Year

Deep Blue Managing Director, Ross Knapman with Business Woman of the Year winner Nicky Chance-Thompson.

Nicky has demonstrated a massive commitment and passion for The Piece Hall, in Halifax and to Calderdale generally, through her role is namely as CEO of The Piece Hall. Nicky is immensely proud of what her team have achieved since re-opening the huge gates of this iconic building, aptly on Yorkshire Day, back in August 2017.

Congratulations Nicky.

ISDN – It’s demise and the impact on your business

The ISDN standard was set in the late 1980’s, during this time the World Wide Web was just being invented, mobile telephony was just finding its feet – and still analogue and urgent business documents were sent by fax!


In many ways, still using ISDN is like driving a sports car:

  • The car represented cutting edge technology when it was launched
  • These days it’s not as efficient as modern counterparts
  • Reliability is a worry and issues can take days to resolve
  • Although a classic, sticking with the old model may no longer meet your basic needs

At this point, you’d consider upgrading to a newer model that is fit for purpose.

Here’s why you should do the same if your business is still relying on ISDN.

  • ISDN lacks the agility needed to meet the needs of today’s fast-moving consumers
  •  The management of multiple offices can be time consuming, maintaining consistency of service across offices is often difficult
  • Scalability is slow and often expensive
  • It can’t be combined with modern technologies like Ethernet to enhance voice services
  • Disaster recovery is slow


Next generation SIP technology is fast becoming the ISDN replacement solution of choice, as it can bring many benefits to your business, including improved service features for greater efficiency gains, increased flexibility to meet the changing needs of your workforce and enhanced quality of service for customers.

Technologies like SIP trunking offer a more flexible, cost-effective telecoms solution for your organisation to help you achieve your business goals. That’s why it’s time to add ISDN replacement to your business agenda.

How resilient is your existing telecoms provision?
How much could downtime cost your business?

Need a little more information?
Contact our team on 0333 240 9100

A new member to the team

After many years of loyal service to Deep Blue our beloved van finally entered ‘retirement’ last month. With that we have welcomed to the team a new van with a striking new design. Be sure to keep a look out for it.officeandvan