For more than 25 years, Insider Media magazine has recognised 42 of the North West region’s leading entrepreneurs under the age of 42 every year. In that time, this power list has inducted many entrepreneurs who have become some of the region’s senior business leaders within the UK and worldwide.  This year one of MDR Technologies own director, Derek Shannon has made this influential list.

Taking to Twitter last month, Derek expressed his gratitude and thanks for the award and congratulated others who made the list. In his tweet, he describes the struggles of being a start-up company pre-COVID-19 and the challenges he and the company have faced during this time. 

What is MDR Technologies?

Having been established for just three years, MDR Technologies are proving tough to beat. Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, MDR has gone from strength to strength, gaining new clients and opportunities throughout this challenging time. 

Speaking to Insider, Derek explains the services MDR Technologies provides, a complete range of professional IT telephony products, including cloud-based solutions such as Microsoft 365, Teams collaboration tools, and the latest in Mobile Communications. This is all backed by MDR Technologies helpdesk support services. Anyone working from home, particularly SMEs, MRD’s main customers, knows how crucial this technology is for any business wanting to grow and stay secure with online tools and technologies.

Derek talks candidly about MRD’s clients, who he says see MRD Technologies as their trusted partner first and foremost, showing how much MRD’s clients value and trust them professionally. This is further reiterated on the MRD Technologies website. Their main ambition is to have all their customers satisfied and happy to provide them with a reference or refer us to their customers and suppliers. This has meant organic growth and success for the company by having word-of-mouth recommendations and referrals.  

Why Does #42under42 Matter?

This is not the first award MRD Technologies has won; since they became an established business in 2019, they have earned many industry awards, such as HC Reseller of the Year 2021 Comms Biz. Yet, for Derek to be named on the 42 under 42 list is highly significant as it is one of the most prestigious fraternities of young entrepreneurs and UK business piers. 

As Lisa Baker, Editor for UK Business News, explains, “once you have been invited into the ’42s’, you are in for life, and throughout the year, these business alumni are regularly asked for their advice, insight and expertise.” Therefore, raising the profile and launching Derek and MDR Technologies into a new well earnt spotlight, which in turn will provide a vast amount of organic exposure and unique opportunities for the company on a broader scale. 

MDR Technologies have always invested in themselves as a business and their product, which speak for themselves regarding how the clients talk and discuss the brand. In his interview for the Inside article for the 42 under 42, Derek discusses the company’s future; he says, “We plan to grow and continue this organic stream, while now looking at business acquisition supplement her efforts.”

Based in Northwich, MRD Technologies was formed to provide its SME clients with the professional IT and technology support and guidance that large enterprises take for granted. Derek Shannon is one of three Directors of MDR Technologies and a proud father, many congratulations to Derek and MDR Technologies on making the 42 under 42!