Fine dining and frostbite at the East Midlands Chamber Annual Dinner with RDS Global

With tales of Artic exploration and gangrene, the 2016 East Midlands Chamber Annual Dinner turned into an inspiring evening for the lucky guests, thanks to IT experts RDS Global.

With a hugely motivational talk, by the ‘World’s Greatest Living Explorer’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, and a key note speech by Rt. Hon Anna Soubry, the gathering at the Roundhouse in Derby’s city centre turned into the must attend event of the year for the local business community.

The leading supplier of tailored IT solutions to the automotive retail sector, RDS Global supported the evening by bringing Ranulph Fiennes to the Midlands. Covering his expulsion from the SAS, the dangers of frostbite when traversing the tundra and what’s needed to conquer Everest at the age of 65, his talk lasted about 90 minutes and went down a storm.

Ahead of the explorer taking the stage, the Rt Hon Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe and Minister of State (Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise) for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, delivered the event’s key note speech. Talking of her pride in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Midlands businesses coming together, she emphasised the positive contribution that the region was making to the national economy in general.

Speaking at the event RDS Global Group Managing Director Phil Harvey said, “It’s great to see the hard work of the local business community recognised and we’re proud to play our part in the support of this prestigious event. Being able to bring such an inspirational guest here has hopefully stimulated people’s passion for going that extra mile.”

Helping companies understand IT, removing the complexities and issues that frustrate, RDS Global specialises in offering services for IT support, consultancy, hosting services, software and networks, as well as CCTV and telephony. It also offers comprehensive support on the growing subject of cybersecurity, helping companies protect assets and data from malicious damage or negligence.

About RDS Global:

With over 20 years’ experience RDS Global is an established leader in the field of IT services and solutions. Covering the full gamut, including consultancy, hosting services, software and networks, as well as CCTV and telephony, RDS Global prides itself on helping companies understand their IT requirements, delivering the right products and services and removing the complexities and issues that frustrate.

It has established itself as an expert in the emerging field of cybersecurity. Protecting a company’s information systems from theft or damage, it covers both hardware and software elements as well as the data contained on them. With an ever growth threat of attack, protecting company and client data is becoming of paramount importance to today’s businesses.  

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