Avita Feature Friday

Feature Friday – Introducing Avita Communications

Avita Feature Friday

We are running a feature every Friday here at Gray Office Park where we will be sharing a bit more about clients and local businesses we work with. This week we spoke with the team over at Avita Communications who provide Gray Office Park clients with high-end telecommunications support.

Who are Avita Communications?

Avita specialise in the installation, support and management of:

• Hybrid Phone Systems

• Traditional Phone Systems

• Hosted Phone Systems

• Unified Communication Solutions

• Advanced Contact Centre Solutions

• Wired & Wireless Networks as well as Voice, Data & Cloud services to businesses of all sizes throughout Europe.

Since their launch in 2010, their customer base has grown to over 750 customers, a large portion of which lies within the Hospitality, Construction, Manufacturing and Education Industries.


Avita Communcations and Alcatel-Lucent attend the Irish Hotel Federation Showtel 2019!

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Avita along with our partners Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise showcased the latest advances in hospitality technology at this years Irish Hotels Federation Conference and Trade Exhibition – Showtel. The event took place in the Gleneagle Hotel & INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March 2019.

If you would like to learn about the latest technologies Avita Communications have to offer please contact one of the team members today.

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Digital Training Feature

Feature Friday – Introducing Digital Training Institute

Digital Training Feature

We sat down with the talented Joanne Sweeney from Digital Training Institute for a chat about what she has been up to! Joanne has been apart of the Gray Office Park community for a while now and as 2018 has been a huge year for her we wanted to hear all the latest news.

2018 was a bold year


This year I niched down at Digital Training Institute. I was brave and bold as I pivoted to specialise in the Government and public sector by creating  sub-brand called Public Sector Marketing Pros. I’ve been providing digital marketing and social media consulting and training for 10 years, but this year was about setting my business up to scale. 


Any good digital marketer knows that to scale online, you need a solid niche. I’ve always worked with public sector and in fact three years ago wrote a book on how police forces use social media. 


I also published a book, launched a 12-month accredited Diploma in Digital Communications for Public Sector, hosted a sell-out national conference in Dublin, researched, wrote and launched a national report, spoke on stages in Brussels, London and across Ireland and reached 123 podcast episodes. 


But I’m just warming up. 


2019 will be about leveraging


With two Public Sector Digital Marketing Summits planned for next year – February in Brussels and June in Dublin – I’m going to be leveraging the hard work put in this year. I plan to scale my online business and get greater exposure in new markets like the US and Australia. 


Quickfire Questions!


What is the most rewarding part about the work you do?

I love teaching and empowering people with the knowledge I have. I believe in transformation and I practice what I preach. My business gives me many remarkable opportunities to speak on stage and work with international governments and public sector bodies. 


What has been  a highlight for 2018 for you?

It’s probably got to be hosting Ireland’s first Public Sector Digital Marketing Summit at the Round Room in the Mansion House in Dublin. It was over-sold and I got remarkable feedback. Watch the video below. 


What do you love most about Galway?

I love Galway because it’s my home, even though I’m from Donegal. I came here as a teenage parent in 1997 with a 2-year-old daughter. Galway has been very good to me and I have a strong sense of connection with it. I also love to live by the sea, as I grew up by the sea. 


What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

Time off and spending quality time with my two children. It’s also my birthday on New Year’s Eve, so I’m always off work to celebrate. 






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Gray Office Park Business Meeting Tips!

Gray Office Park Business Tips : Structuring Meetings that Increase Efficiency

Meetings. The mention of the word can conjure up thoughts of wasted time, money and energy. But that needn’t be the case. Depending on how you structure your meetings, they can not only be faster and more efficient, they can also be extremely helpful in building and maintaining momentum in your company. Putting a meeting schedule into effect on a company and department wide level focuses attention where it is needed the mos

t. This in turn helps to prioritise the ‘musts’ and ‘nice-to-haves.’

Here are 3 proven meeting formats that have been proven to work:

  • Monthly problem solving meetings

Your monthly meeting should be about 90 mins long and aimed at reviewing key performance as well as solving important issues that have arisen. Ideally, it would involve company leaders with each leader reporting on the company priorities they are responsible for and the status of those priorities. This is the time to deal with any issues that have arisen since the previous monthly meeting. It is the optimum time to establish, discuss and solve issues that have arisen since the previous monthly meeting. It is the optimum time to establish, discuss and solve issues whilst enabling your department heads to manage and liaise with their own teams on the details. Assigning regular, dedicated times to deal with issues improves efficiency and ‘firefighting’ scenarios are reduced.


  • The Quarterly Alignment Meeting

Naturally, this would be a lengthier meeting where you would review results from the previous 90 days. Any goals that had been set in the previous quarterly meeting would be revisited and their status reviewed. This would assist in determining what the next quarter’s priorities need to be. It’s also the best time to identify, discuss and solve and problems that are hindering the company’s progress.


  • The Big One

The Annual Planning Meeting. In an ideal world, this would involve the entire company. In reality, it’s unlikely that you’ll get the entire company together. In which case, you should at least get the entire leadership team together to go over the previous year’s priorities and results with a view to establishing long term goals for the upcoming year. Once you have set our goals and targets for the year, select 3-5 priorities to focus on for the first quarter and determine accountability and success measurements for each priority. This meeting should also incorporate and budgetary allocations for important marketing tools and activities. Setting aside a budget that facilitates the achievement of your marketing goals means you will avoid having to make tough decisions about what stays and what goes later in the year.


Having a meeting agenda that is structured means your team will know what to expect throughout the year and keep discussions aimed at your top priorities. A decided focus on solving issues instead of discussing them will turn your team into the efficient, problem solving machine you need them to be.


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