Case Studies


Cloud Telephony helps growing franchise

FASTSIGNS Gloucester are part of a highly successful global franchise business with expertise in project management, content development and graphic design.

When FASTSIGNS Gloucester decided to relocate offices and they contacted Lister Unified Communications for some professional advice to discuss their requirements. They saw this as the ideal opportunity to upgrade to something which was more versatile, easy to use and better value.


FASTSIGNS had a very old and dated telephone system on ISDN lines. They required a new communications platform which offered flexibility, was easy to use and was scalable to grow in order to keep pace with their business. They were intent on keeping the same phone number, having no downtime during the switchover and having someone to take care of all aspects of the move for them.


Listers completed a free, in depth review of the current services and the new services required as well as a usage and bill analysis to identify potential cost savings.

We recommended the Gamma Horizon hosted phone system, which best suited their business needs and then pre-built and tested the system prior to installation to ensure everything was set up and working correctly. We set up their new broadband services and made sure that they were up and running in the shortest time possible.

The new cloud telephony system was then installed on site and training was provided. We provided a free post-installation site visit to ensure the customer was satisfied.

The Gamma Horizon hosted phone system:

  • Extremely flexible and scalable on demand
  • Offers feature-rich voice services as part of an enterprise phone system
  • Unifed communications across office, mobile and remote-working
  • Web portal access for self-administration and/or remote help desk support
  • Range of user add-ons including Outlook Toolbar, Reception Console, CRM Connect and Call Recording

Benefits to FASTSIGNS:

  • Eliminated the need for on-going system maintenance costs
  • A highly capable yet easy to use telephone systems
  • Upgraded high speed internet which was required for their “graphic heavy” data traffic
  • Provided the client with fraud protection and free help desk support
  • UK call charges to UK landlines and mobiles included
  • A single supplier for broadband, router, phone lines, handsets and supports


David Riddell, Owner of FASTSIGNS Gloucester, commented:

“So often we hear that telecoms have been a problem for businesses relocating or starting up. For us, Tom and his team took away the hassle and we had new phones and broadband operating from day one – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Listers to anyone starting up, expanding or relocating.”

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