Presidents Recognition from Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber

Jan 2021

On the back of our recent recoginition by the British Chambers and Sheffield Chamber as a UK Business Hero we are delighted, as a member, to have been further recognised by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber with the Presidents Recognition for 2020.

Along with 22 other local companies Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber President Joada Allen has recognised our work during the pandemic in 2020 with local businesses and charities.

The recognition echoed our previous award, mentioned above, as when the doors of lockdown slammed shut on the nation, as an IT provider, a huge emphasis was thrown onto us to ensure our clients were able to home/remote work so it was as close as possible to ‘business as usual’ for them.

From day one of lockdown our IT Support team experienced 4 times as many calls as was normal, with clients asking us to enable them to work from home with both their IT and Telephony.  We enabled over 400 businesses to continue to function with the least amount of disruption possible.

During this time we also continued donating PC’s and Laptops as part of our ‘PC’s for Charity’ scheme.  The scheme began in July 2019 as a generous client donated 30 machines that were due to be disposed of.

Since we set up the scheme we have helped 40 charities, large and small, directly impacting in the region of 72,000 people.

Affinity MD Colin Beaumont said "We are delighted to be further recognised by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber with the Presidents Recognition. During the pandemic we have worked really hard to ensure our clients could continue to work, also supporting Sheffield City Region charities who in turn have provided vital help to people in the area."


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