Cherie Howlett's Articles


Jola turns 7

Jola celebrates its 7th birthday and is flying high following a £10.25m investment from BGF, two new board members and an aggressive growth plan. The company was set up by five channel specialists back in 2014 and has gone on to employ 40 people billing over £8 million annually. Jola has launched 25 products andRead more…

Intel selects Jola to join the Open Retail Initiative (ORI)

Jola joins Intel’s ORI, which is a broad ecosystem of retailers, system integrators, software vendors, equipment manufacturers and solution aggregators that drive the future of retail. The goal of ORI is to enable open, accessible solutions that accelerate iteration, flexibility and innovation at scale – from the edge to the cloud. A collaboration between leadingRead more…

Jola retains 95% partner approval rating

In a recent partner satisfaction survey, Jola scored a Net Promoter Score of 56, which categorises the company as ‘great’, with 42% of Jola partners giving them 10/10 and 83% scoring them 8 or higher. In the comments section, Jola partners praised their products, pricing, portals and service. However, as the company scored 61 inRead more…

Jola appoints three new board directors

Following a £10.25m investment from BGF, Jola has appointed three new board members. Martin Harriman as Non-Executive Director, Ronnie Smith as Chief Financial Officer and Seb Saywood from BGF joins as Investor Director. Martin has worked as an executive for some of the largest companies in the telecoms sector including Telefonica (where he was CEO),Read more…