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Proximity makes two new business development appointments

16th May 2021

Daniel Lyus and Mike Howell join the expanding sales team at Proximity Data Centres

Oxford, UK – 17th May 2021: Proximity Data Centres Limited, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, is pleased to announce two key sales appointments in line with the company’s ongoing growth strategy.

Daniel Lyus has been appointed Business Development Director, Channel and Partnerships, joining from network and cloud services operator Exponential-e. With 20 years in IT related sales, Daniel has spent the last decade in datacentre, network and collaboration solutions for large enterprise, including five years at Ciena as part of its Managed Service Provider team driving growth with large partners. With his comprehensive sales experience, Daniel brings the knowledge to help Proximity recruit, run and develop Channel partnerships that will meet the demand for edge data centre adoption.

Mike Howell has joined Proximity as Business Development Executive with a remit to help drive sales from public and private sector organisations looking to leverage edge computing and the potential of 5G and FTTP/FTTC connectivity. He has been delivering core infrastructure services for the last 21 years, starting with Verizon before moving into the data centre marketplace 13 years ago, including the last five in business development at a leading managed services provider.

John Hall, Managing Director – Colocation, Proximity Data Centres, commented: “This an exciting time for Proximity as the company continues to experience rapid growth. We are delighted to have Daniel and Mike on board with their proven sales and key account management experience earned at various leading companies. They will undoubtedly help us strengthen and further develop our business propositions and ideally complement our growing sales and customer services team.”  

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 local markets, close to the data end user. 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.  

The company is fully committed to providing energy efficient and sustainable facilities which are built to tier 3 industry standards and are ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 compliant. 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.

Further information:

Proximity Data Centres 

T: +44 (0)3300 250 138 

Media enquiries: 

Nigel Parker


Tel: +44 (0) 7778 872 457


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