• A letter of thanks from VeryPC

    Dear EduGeekers,

    As you are probably already aware because of our stylish green ‘homepage takeover’ theme on EduGeek this week, VeryPC have just turned 10 years old.

    Looking both back and forward at this landmark anniversary, we want to extend our thanks for all the support, feedback and involvement from our old, new and future customers, friends, colleagues and foes who have helped us build what I believe is a fantastic company and a great place to work.

    We believe here at VeryPC that building a successful business is based on knowledge, honesty and providing the best person to person service we are capable of. Being part of EduGeek has helped us improve on and demonstrate these principles. About a year and a half ago we became an EduGeek sponsor, and as a company we made a real effort to connect through competitions, freebies, deals, a bit of tech advice, general discussion and just plain having fun. You welcomed us and our ways warmly into the community, and for that we are truly grateful. Being part of EduGeek enables us to become a better supplier of ICT hardware and services by using this fantastic platform to engage with and learn from our customers and target market.

    It is no understatement to say that EduGeek has been an important part of our company’s success whilst we’ve been a sponsor here. You have really helped us achieve remarkable growth. Because of this growth, we recently achieved Intel Platinum partner status and are now one of the top 20 Intel suppliers in the UK.

    Our competitions on EduGeek have been a really fun way to promote VeryPC. Our latest competition had more entrants than ever before; it reached further and included anyone who wanted to enter via our website. I want to tell you, right now, that as a way of showing our gratitude to The EduGeek community, we will continue to have special EduGeek competitions and promotions exclusively for you guys.

    So I just want to say thank you EduGeek and thank you EduGeekers. We love it here. You are awesome, and we’ll be happy spending the next 10 years with you.

    Andy Hopton @verypc_andy
    Managing Director

    VeryPC
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      Congrats @VeryPC , @VeryPC_Andy and Colin and the rest of the team, it's been great having you here adding a bit of fun and spice to our lives
      Just think what 10 years on EduGeek will do to the business...
    1. synaesthesia's Avatar
      synaesthesia -
      Congratulations guys, as a happy customer we're over the moon to be able to deal with a company such as yourselves staffed by human beings with a cracking sense of humour. This makes dealing with things so much easier. Every quote isn't just a sheet of paper going to an unnamed person at an unnamed school with a price on it. I said to my NM just last week that if Very continue to grow AND remain this personable, they'll be unstoppable. Thumbs up, you deserve the success
    1. Bradlys's Avatar
      Bradlys -
      Haaaaappy birthday to you,
      Haaaaappy birthday to you,
      Haaaaappy birthday to youuuuuuu,
      Haaaaappy birthday to you

    1. nephilim's Avatar
      nephilim -
      Awwwwwwh Yis! Congrats guys, making it beyond a year as a company is a great achievement in itself, making it to 10 and being as successful as you are is nothing short of amazing! Well done!
    1. VeryPC's Avatar
      VeryPC -
      Thank you guys. We're feeling great today and appreciate all the well wishes.

      Al
    1. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
      ICTDirect_Dave -
      Congrats chaps!



      Edit: Incorrect apostrophe use rectified...
    1. sonofsanta's Avatar
      sonofsanta -
      And I have to say, this is a much more pleasant colour for the forum than last week
    1. Little-Miss's Avatar
      Little-Miss -
      Yay @VeryPC!

      My Line Manager is eyeing up one of your Thinbooks....
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Happy birthday. Just wait until they hit their teens everyone!
    1. sonofsanta's Avatar
      sonofsanta -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
      Happy birthday. Just wait until they hit their teens everyone!
      Don't. My daughter turned 13 on Tuesday just gone. Yesterday she was sat quite happily in the front room watching the TV when she suddenly got up, stormed out, slammed the hallway door and marched up the stairs. Not a word said, before or after. I still have no idea what happened.
    1. nephilim's Avatar
      nephilim -
      Ever watched the harry enfield sketch where Kevin turns into a teenager? Will @VeryPC be like that? Every quote being "SOOOO UNFAIR"? lol
    1. VeryPC's Avatar
      VeryPC -
      Whilst we are very proud to be 10 years old, it did occur to me that technically we should still be in primary school. Lots of you work in primary schools - what's the level of technical ability with compooters like at this age?

      Al
    1. Little-Miss's Avatar
      Little-Miss -
      It ranges from none, to a lad telling me about his Minecraft server.

      They're better than the staff anyway...
    1. witch's Avatar
      witch -
      I think this might be an occasion for me to get my pompoms out:



      As for the level of tech savvy in primary schools - as Little-Miss says, it varies from zero to the lad telling me all about his new computer that he built himself.
    1. VeryPC's Avatar
      VeryPC -
      ^ Okay, there's the range of capability you can expect from 10 year old VeryPC - zero to Minecraft (in 10 seconds?)

      That pretty much covers all IT yes?

      Al
    1. Little-Miss's Avatar
      Little-Miss -
      Pretty much...
    1. VeryPC's Avatar
      VeryPC -
      Actually, the zero startpoint is a given for any skillset in any big cross-section of any age range, but it's good to see that the new millennium is still producing computer geeks at primary age. Not just our generation then.

      Al
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Happy Birthday Very PC
    1. Bianca's Avatar
      Bianca -
      Happy Birthday VeryPC! Here's to the next 10 years! Bianca
    1. north-ict's Avatar
      north-ict -
      Happy birthday guys its nice to see a company that engages like you guys do, grow.