Jamie Plumridge joins the nLighten Group as Channel Director to lead channel strategy for Proximity Data Centres

December 13, 2023

Joins from Computacenter to develop UK edge data centre channel business  

Jamie Plumridge has joined the nLighten Group as Channel Director to spearhead the company’s focus on building a ‘Channel First’ go-to-market strategy that will support ambitious growth plans for the UK business.

Jamie Plumridge

A seasoned channel professional, Jamie was previously Group Alliance Director at Computacenter. During a career spanning over 25 years, he has worked with many of the UK’s MSPs, VARs and Distributors to support their business growth through strategic partnerships. 

“I am delighted to join the nLighten Group and excited by the opportunity to develop a really strong channel business that enhances our unique position in the edge data centre market” said Jamie Plumridge. “Data Centre services are more relevant than ever to the UK channel as we enter a mixed infrastructure model including hyperscale and edge data centres. With an impressive footprint of distributed edge data centres throughout the UK and Europe, we are strongly positioned to help the channel realise the opportunity presented by the new era of data centre strategy.”

Justin Nesbitt, UK Sales Director, added: ‘I am very pleased that Jamie has decided to join the team. His extensive experience and commitment to the channel will help us become the preeminent provider of edge data centre services in the UK.”

About Proximity Data Centres

Proximity Data Centres, the UK division of the nLighten Group, operates a rapidly growing trusted network of regional carrier-neutral edge data centres across the UK. These allow clients to locate their data in key regional markets, close to the data end user. Proximity’s network of scalable edge facilities meets individual customer requirements, from specific regional data centre services through to multi-site rollouts. By choosing Proximity’s network of edge data centres, enterprise, public cloud and content service provider organisations maximise competitive edge through reduced latency, enabling improved response times and reduced transit costs.

Built to Tier 3 industry standards and ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, all data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers. Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided to customers. For maximum convenience, a straightforward customer contracting model is provided with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites, as required. Scope of services is tailored to suit regional demand.

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