American Presidential Referral

Lisburn City Council is delighted to learn of a local company’s success which saw Sonet Communications, a specialist fibre optic and data structured cabling installer, receive formal recognition from The White House team for the company’s contribution to the overall success of the G8 Conference involvement at the Hilton Hotel Belfast.

Chairman of the Council’s Economic Development Unit, Alderman Allan Ewart, said: “It is great to see a local company gain such prestigious acknowledgement from The White House. This highlights the calibre of companies we have in the Lisburn area and demonstrates what can be achieved through first-class service and a good working relationship.  I would like to commend the team at Sonet Communications and would like to highlight this project to other local businesses as an example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication to business excellence.” 

Darren Gibson, Managing Director of Sonet Communications received a personalised certificate and a personal Presidential endorsed gift for the work involved. Speaking about this recognition he said: “It was a great for our company to be involved in this project and to be recognised in this way for what was a complex project to manage and one which made great use of our experience and determination to deliver to Client expectations.  We are keen to get the message out that a business like ours can work successfully with the Office of the President of the USA, and to use this as a platform for future work with the American Embassy and further afield.”

Sonet Communications have been in business for 12 years and 16 staff from its premises in Lisburn, and provides Intelligent Networking Services for all sectors including Hilton Hotel Group across Ireland.  This covers all aspects of their communications cabling provision such as Data, Telephony, Wi-Fi services and Press Conference staging. . As a result of this, the company was involved in delivering the requirements for the G8 services within the Hilton Hotel in Belfast City Centre for both the American White House Communications Agency and the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan.

This project involved the installation of not only communications cabling but also modifying electrical supplies to cater for various USA equipment specifications. All work was carried out to the highest standard with the overall value of this project lifting Sonet Communications to another level of Project Management and Delivery. 

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