Lightbulb Moments at the M2 Technology Showcase

The M2 Technology Showcase got off to a great start on 21st November following Sir Peter Rigby’s formal opening and John Taylor’s invigorating speech.

All expectations were surpassed, the buzz in the room was electric as M2 hosted over 60 invited guests including current and future customers, MPS industry analysts, suppliers and colleagues for a Technology Showcase.

HP, Ricoh, Canon and Nuance demonstrated the latest technology and document workflow solutions, whilst M2 showcased their innovative new Digital Transformation and Print Security Services.

John Taylor | CEO for M2 commented:

“I couldn’t be more delighted with the success of the event. The vibe on the day was very positive and it was great to see suppliers, customers and industry experts together – a fantastic way of networking.”

“Great discussions were had resulting in a number of security and document workflow opportunities; so much so that one customer signed up on the day following the M2/HP presentation as they saw first-hand the benefits of the technology.”

The M2 board would like to extend a big thank you to our guests. We are really grateful to all of those customers who took time out of their busy schedules and made their way to Manchester on a damp November morning to invest in their MPS future.

M2 sees this as the first of many similar events that will give our customers an unrivalled opportunity to learn about the latest secure print technologies, scan and capture, and document workflow solutions.

Customer feedback has been positive and a number of engagements, workshops and proof of concept presentations are already in the pipeline. It really has been a case of ‘Show me, don’t Tell me’ and the consensus from our OEM and technology partners was that it was time well spent.

We caught up with those running ‘The Showcase’ to get their specific thoughts on the day.

“The ceremony and launch was a very fitting event to mark the occasion of M2’s new future at Brightgate, for which HP was delighted to attend and support. I would be very pleased to support future events that enable beneficial conversations with M2’s new or existing customers interested in HP’s office printing solutions.”

Lee Mockett | Partner Business Manager –iMPS, Printing & Personal Systems, HP

“Nuance were happy to support M2 in the official opening of the hugely impressive Brightgate House office. The Technology Showcase provided a great insight to M2’s key customers’ innovation available through digital transformation, document security and compliance M2 are able to offer in close partnership with Nuance.”

“Lightbulbs ‘seemed’ to be going off in people’s heads and they started to see the value on offer. We are happy to run focused events like this again in the future and were very pleased with the opportunities that we unearthed which will hopefully lead to an increased level of solutions business moving forward!”

 Matt Mahoney | Regional Sales Manager, Nuance

“Well done to all those involved in organising the M2 Launch event, it goes to show the continued progression of a company with large ambitions.”

“I thought both John Taylor and Sir Peter Rigby really summed up the journey the business is on, highlighting not only a great financial picture but also of a culture that has rapidly evolved into a place its staff are proud to work in and customers associated with.”

“The customers we met on the day all showed a real interest in gaining knowledge from what Canon technology was showcasing, in particular the what benefits ‘workflows’ can deliver.  We came away with several great leads and the event re-enforced our view that Canon is partnering with a great company.”

Phil Sharp | Account Director, Strategic Alliances, Canon (UK) Ltd

“It was great to be a part of the M2 open day event and the new offices certainly mirror and compliment the invigorated M2 team as an integral part of the broader SCC Group.

“Ricoh UK and M2 have enjoyed a business partnership since 1999 and look forward to continuing our joint aims of bringing innovative products and services which complement each other to the UK market”

Peter Smith | Regional Sales Director – Partner Sales, Ricoh UK Ltd

L-R | Davinder Gataora, Bill Forrest

And finally we spoke to M2’s Davinder Gataora and Bill Forrest who were available to discuss the challenges, needs and GDPR concerns in relation to  Document Workflow, Digital Transformation and Print Security.

“It was great to meet with a number of our customers from different sectors who all had their own unique and a number of common challenges around driving efficiency and securing their business information held in documents.”

“Through our value propositions, OEM partners and the SCC Group it is clear we can support and innovate for our customers and add value beyond traditional MPS as they identify the need for more efficient and secure document workflow streams.”

 Davinder Gataora | Professional Services Director, M2

“The event was a great opportunity for M2 to showcase not only our new offices, products and services but also demonstrate the strength of relationship we have with our core partners.”

“I personally found it very rewarding to be able to engage directly with M2 customers and have the opportunity to discuss how M2’s new propositions could help them with the day to day issues they are facing, such as GDPR, print security and document workflow.”

 Bill Forrest | IT Director