Justin Nesbitt joins the nLighten group to lead the Proximity UK Sales Team

October 4, 2023

Data centre veteran to drive UK colocation sales

Chester UK – 4th October: Proximity Data Centres, the UK division of nLighten, Europe’s fastest growing regional edge data centre provider, today announced the appointment of Justin Nesbitt as UK Sales Director.

This follows the recent acquisition of Proximity by the nLighten Group of pan-European data centres and further underscores the company’s commitment to growing Proximity’s edge platform in the UK. 

Justin will lead the sales team in identifying new opportunities, strengthening current partnerships and reinforcing nLighten’s commitment to delivering world-class edge data centre solutions.

With over 25 years of working in the data centre and connectivity sectors, Justin brings a wealth of experience and a proven sales track-record. Prior to joining the company, he held various senior Sales positions at Equinix where he achieved substantial growth and built enduring relationships with key shareholders.

“I am excited by the opportunity of joining the company,” said Justin Nesbitt. “The potential in the edge data centre market is vast and I look forward in contributing my expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation and service.”

John Hall, Proximity’s Managing Director added: “I am delighted Justin has joined the UK team as Sales Director. I am confident he will help drive our continued growth and proven ability to deliver unparalleled solutions to our clients.”

About Proximity Data Centres

Proximity Data Centres 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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About nLighten

nLighten is a digital infrastructure platform of I Squared Capital, a leading global infrastructure investor. We are developing innovative edge data centers distributed across European key economic hubs to provide best-in-class network access to regional, national and global enterprises, private users and the mobile workforce. 

With the strategic distribution of its edge data centers, nLighten is working towards having a pan-European presence in all major cities and providing to customers and partners access to low latency and proximity to end users across Europe. The nLighten edge data centers are designed to meet the increasing demand for faster and more reliable data processing and storage, while also being mindful of environmental impact. 

nLighten was founded in 2021 by a core team with many years’ experience and wide-ranging expertise in the data centre sector. The team’s main motivation was to create the next step for the data centre industry and align edge data centres with the green transition. 

nLighten’s goal is to set up and operate multiple leading edge data centre platforms in Europe.

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