Ian Cash started with an idea; to build a successful photography and video production business. Ian started in the media industry more than 33 years ago, and built a wealth of experience in his field working with blue chip organisations like the BBC and ITV. Nowadays, Anstu Media, the company he built, has offices in Lancashire and Leeds offering film making, photography, television production and videography services.
The company is reliant on fast and effective communication to deliver its services to its clients and this is provided by Vonage. This hasn't always been the case however.
Problem – Telephony system lacked a second line
Back in 2006, Ian was looking for a telephony system that enabled him to have a dedicated second line at home for his business. As the company was growing, he needed a dedicated business line and business number to maintain professionalism and not interfere with personal calls being received at home.
Solution – A Vonage box on the go
Ian decided to switch providers to Vonage and installed a Vonage box, which utilised his broadband connection.
The ability to take the Vonage box with you wherever you go is vital for running a business like Ian's that is constantly on the move and shooting from different locations. Whether working from home, abroad or in the studio, Ian can simply plug in his Vonage box and his dedicated business phone line is right there with him.
Results – An impeccable service, perfect for location shooting
Ian says, "Vonage's customer service is impeccable; I would recommend it to anyone who asks advice on what telephony services are available for small business owners."
"My business card, for example, has my Vonage and mobile numbers, but no address. This means that even though my studio location has changed in the past, my phone number has always been the same one," continued Ian. "In fact, because it is so easy to use, as soon as my broadband was working I had my phone line working, without having to wait for an engineer to come around and install it."
Small businesses need a flexible service that can adapt to the business owner's needs. Vonage provides an ideal solution whether for an office based small business, or even as an additional line for the home based enterprise.