Shimla’s Of Manchester Signs Up To Offer Customers Internet Access
Birmingham, UK, October 8th NeonHippo, a UK based Internet Solutions Provider, has announced the launch of its first affiliate partner in the dining and food sector, Shimla’s of Manchester. Considered to be one of the finest Indian restaurants in the country – David Beckham chose to eat there following his solo performance against Greece in the recent World Cup Qualifier at Old Trafford – Shimla’s now plans to offer its customers a quality Internet service as well as quality food. Under the terms of the agreement with NeonHippo, the restaurant will get a guaranteed minimum monthly revenue share for each customer signed up to the £14.99 unmetered service.
“NeonHippo can bring extra revenue and reinforce brand loyalty to clients in almost any market sector,” explains Greg Rudd, CEO of NeonHippo. “Shimla’s of Manchester already has a great reputation as a restaurant, now it can enhance that reputation by delivering a quality ISP service.”
“By becoming a vISP we are not only receiving a new, direct revenue stream, we are also building a channel through which we can market the restaurant to a subscriber base that is obviously interested in the proposition,” continues Jazz Pannum, Founding Director of Shimla’s. “Special events, notifications of special gourmet nights, competitions and announcements. These can now all be relayed to our customers via the vISP service.
For the £14.99 monthly payment, Shimla’s customers will get:
§ Unmetered Internet Access 24/7 with no call charges or set-up fees
§ Branding to fit in with the Shimla’s existing on-line and off-line marketing strategy
§ 7 Email Addresses in the name of Shimla’s
§ 10Mb Webspace
§ Access to more than 85,000 Newsgroups
§ Technical Support, charged at National rate
“We are very excited about the project,” concludes Pannum. “Shimla’s is fast becoming a by-word for a great Indian experience and we are keen to market ourselves and our food to as wide an audience as possible. By signing up with NeonHippo, we believe that we will improve the restaurant’s brand and reputation while at the same time generate extra revenue to fund on-going improvements to all aspects of the business.”
NeonHippo has now launched eight affiliate partners since its launch in July of this year. A major television network and a football club have also put pen to paper and these deals will be announced shortly.
About NeonHippo (www.neonhippo.com):
Based out of offices in Birmingham, NeonHippo is a major pioneer of flat-rate Internet access services in the UK. The company was established in Birmingham in early 2000. NeonHippo is at the vanguard of the lobby to ensure that access to the Internet for all citizens is easy, affordable and represents good value for money. The company has advanced plans to offer a wireless service to corporate clients and will be launching a hosting subsidiary later this year. The ultimate aim of the company is to become platform agnostic and be able to deliver services to the consumer via any and all devices including PC, TV, mobile phone and PDA.
Lee Dixon, the ex-England and Arsenal footballer is a major shareholder and Non-Executive director of the company.
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