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Family Business of the Year 2015 – Shortlist

Direct Voice and Data have been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Family Business of the Year Awards 2015.

Family Business of the Year 2015 Shortlist

Direct Voice and Data was originally established in 1984 following the deregulation of the telecoms market. The company started life as “Dial-In Telephones” with a shop in Huddersfield town centre.

In 2005, the company was bought by father and son, Kevin Henderson and Dave Henderson. Keen to expand the company’s product range even further, they ensured that strong foundations were in place to deliver a strong IT Support offering to the market and, as such, rebranded and re-launched the company in 2010 as “Direct Voice and Data”.

Today the family run company provides local businesses with complete solutions including business telephone systems, IT solutions, broadband and business mobile phones, plus a range of technical support services including data cabling, electrical contracting, audio-visual equipment and security systems.

The Family Business of the Year Awards were introduced in 2012 to celebrate the family business sector, the contribution that family firms bring to the UK economy and the communities in which they operate.

The awards are organised by Family Business United, the UKs leading magazine and resource centre for the family business sector that was founded and is run by Paul Andrews and his team. “We are delighted to be able to pull together such a vibrant bunch of family businesses, some that have succeeded for numerous generations and continue to thrive, and others that are relatively young but have great values at the heart of what they do.”

Dave Henderson, Managing Director, who was recently awarded Young Business Person of the Year, said: “We have worked really hard over the last nine years since the management buyout and have put structures in place so the family business can now really grow. This year should see our first acquisition of another company to add to our group. Our aim is for a profit increase of 10-fold over the next five years.”

You can vote for Direct Voice and Data by visiting the website :

The judges meet in April to consider the submissions and make their deliberations and determine the winners. This year the awards are being presented on June 11 at The May Fair Hotel in the heart of Mayfair, Central London.

Business Telephone Music On Hold Solutions

Bespoke Music On Hold – Branded Voice Hold Messages

Everyone knows music on hold can either enhance your Company or have a detrimental impact on callers.After the receptionist you Music on Hold is the next and potentially one of the lasting impressions callers have when telephoning your Company. Cliches, crackling sound, Greensleeves or silence “Am I still connected”  do not help with customer confidence.At Direct Voice and Data we offer a bespoke solution to ensure you are able to promote professionalism and the correct Company message to all callers.

You can use our mixer to compare music and voice types to achieve the best mix for your business, our Music On Hold is truly is a cut above the standard Muzac or worse still the intermittent Beep. All our Music On Hold is royalty free – so you won’t have to pay anything extra to use the facility.

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