A varied career that took Anthony Coe all over the world has now seen him bring that knowledge, and passion, back to the UK; conceiving Adastra Pacific Ltd
Anthony started out designing specialist radios for the police and armed forces before spending 20 years in Thailand and the Philippines teaching locals his skills.
During that time he met his wife Imelda, known as Tess, and when re-locating back to Stockport in the UK, they decided to do something completely different. Their solution was to open a family-run store selling food and goods from Western Pacific countries including The Philippines, China, Thailand and Japan.
The shop has been trading as a limited company for over five years, sells over 1000 products and ships all over the UK.
Anthony was looking to get a better deal first on his line rental and then, later on, broadband. He also wanted a more approachable provider who he could contact easily when needed and who would personally deal with his needs quickly and more efficiently than the likes of BT and XLN.
Anthony had a tricky time getting out of an existing contract with XLN, which Boxx guided him through. He was tempted by a move to BT at one point, but we were able to price match their offer and he stayed with us.
When he wanted a new broadband line at the premises he was moving to, we were able to supply that for him and help him overcome worries about being charged for moving services.
It was a pleasure to contact Boxx Comms. I run a small shop with my wife and realised that paying our bills automatically via the bank does have its downsides, as we had not reclaimed the VAT for over a year.
Steven Davie at Boxx Comms couldn’t have been more helpful. It was a pleasant surprise to contact a helpline manned by a friendly human who actually wanted to help rather than a telephone answering machine which referred you to their website.
Top marks to Steven for helping and top marks to Boxx Comms for providing genuine intelligent human support.
Anthony’s wife was known as Maritess while working in Taiwan because her Chinese co-workers couldn’t pronounce Imelda. Anthony shortened this to Tess, which when combined with the family surname of Coe gave her the nickname of a UK supermarket!