Lease Telecom names James Phillips as MD

Sussex-based telecoms and smartphone financing business Lease Telecom has appointed James Phillips as MD following his 25 year stint at mobile and telecoms provider Access Communications.

Phillips is tasked with forming new vendor relationships and extending Lease Telecom's distribution and network programmes. The firm currently has a 350-strong partner channel.

Lease Telecom clients include Vodafone, Westcoast, Data Select and hundreds of VARs.

A focus for the business has been financing mobile hardware, on which it funds £3m-plus each month in the indirect channel.

Phillips commented: "Building upon existing relationships and establishing new ones will be my focus."