Welcome back to Galway Chamber’s Business of the Week series. This week, we spoke to Gordan Fahy, Managing Director of Avita Communications.
Hi I am Gordan Fahy, the Managing Director of Avita Communications.
How did the idea for your business come about?
Gerry Gray and I and had worked in the telecommunications industry for 10 years under CK and it was a natural progression and evolution for us to then start our own business that included telecommunications and network products.
Tell us about the range of services you offer your clients?
As a communications solutions partner we provide telephony, or voice as its now considered, network, wireless LAN and a full range of services surrounding the maintenance of these products.
We offer a bespoke consultancy service, were we would look at your business, look at your technology needs and requirements in order to build a solution that is future proofed and will grow with you and your business.
What does Galway, as a location, offer Avita Communications?
Galway is one of the central hubs in the Republic of Ireland and it is an extremely good location because we are within two to three hours of any of our customers. When it comes to hiring staff Galway’s diverse population allows us to source employee’s that meet the necessary requirements in both sales, marketing and engineering.
How has being a member of Galway Chamber helped your business?
Its opened us up to the local business community and allows us to meet and interface with business people throughout Galway. It’s really a door opener for us.
What are the major changes you have seen within your industry in recent years?
The biggest change for us is the challenge of providing infrastructure to run all of the new technologies available. So being an infrastructure company, with more and more services moving to cloud, and more services moving to app-based technologies, the infrastructure is key to helping your business run efficiently. The strength and the increasing availability and reliability of infrastructure is the biggest change our industry has seen in recent years.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given, with regards to doing business?
For me personally I find that people do business with other people. The products and the services must be right, but in the long term, it’s about building a relationship and working with other people and always showing respect for your other colleagues in the business industry.
“From the very beginning, this company have been absolutely amazing to deal with. With a new build I had direct contact with the engineer that was working on the job… as the build was running behind schedule, the engineer came on site to liaise with the workmen to see when he could start the job…he made it all work! When access was given worked away, had no issues and got everything up and running smoothly- he provided training to all the team on the usage of the phones and checked in with us once open to ensure all was still going well! I really could not recommend this company enough!”
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