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Vietnamese call in Doncaster firm

Simon Moxon of Doncaster-based Meetupcall

Simon Moxon of Doncaster-based Meetupcall

  • by Bob Rae Business Editor
 

A CONFERENCE call business which started life in a Doncaster attic three years ago has dialed up a major deal with the Vietnam International Bank.

Meetupcall was set up by former IT manager and consultant Simon Moxon, pictured right, and now operates from the Atlas Office Park on the First Point Business Park.

Customers include Travelodge, Easyjet, Waitrose, Office Depot, The National Gallery and Cambridge University, but Mr Moxon, 33, says the Vietnam International Bank has become his biggest customer.

The bank has more than 130 branches and up to 200 people at a time could take part in a conference calls involving the bank, using Meetupcall’s service.

“The bank still has to completely roll out the service so we expect it to grow significantly each month,” said Mr Moxon.

“The deal has highlighted the fact that there is a big market outside the UK for our services.

“We will be taking a harder look at the emerging markets in Asia and South America. We already offer our services in those countries for people in the UK who have suppliers or customers out there, but we have done no marketing or sales activity in those countries and that’s something we plan to do in the future.

“Hopefully, the fact we have a relationship with the Vietnam International Bank will highlight our services to their customers.”

Meetupcall also supplies conference call services for a bakery in Vietnam, which imports western pastries and breads.

“They have restaurants throughout Vietnam providing western food such as cakes and paninis and need to communicate with suppliers in different countries,” said Mr Moxon.

Simon Moxon launched Meetupcall in 2009 after trying to source cheaper conference calls for his then employer.

Since then his company has introduced a number of innovative services to make conference calls as simple as possible for the end user.

 

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