Business Profiles / Interviews

Britt Megahey

What’s top of mind?

The comms channel over the past two years faced a tremendous challenge in responding to the Covid-19 crisis, but what will be the primary challenges, uncertainties and opportunities facing the sector in 2022?

Neos Networks ramps up

Neos Networks has enjoyed extraordinary growth since its rebrand and strategic rebirth last year – expanding its aggregation network, making big strides in underpinning Three UK’s 5G strategy, and charging ahead with high capacity mission cri

Unlock cellular power

Cloudcell Technologies MD Kevin Boyle is strategising at a pivotal time not only in the pandemic but at a critical juncture in the development of new connectivity technology including 5G and satellite.

Closing the new-refurb divide

With demand for refurbished networking equipment hotting up like never before Dumfriesshire-based ETB Technologies has directed creative energy into streamlining and doubling its networking refurbishment capabilities.

Full fibre at full speed

A new access product from CityFibre accelerates the speed to market for ISPs across the altnet’s fast expanding national footprint. What does this mean? Head of Consumer Sales Emma Goodwin explains.

Playing to your strengths

The  onslaught of a rampant global pandemic has forced many organisations to shift their focus and priorities, but for AVC One it’s full steam ahead with Managing Director Russell Parker’s strategy already on point and paying big dividends.

Parker doubles down

With a hefty bag of acquisitions secured during 2021 under his belt it’s clear to see that it takes more than a pandemic to deter the ever strengthening ambitions of Babble CEO Matt Parker.

An Active role model

Aside from co-running one of the UK’s leading mobile solution providers Jo Wimble-Groves is an award winning author and blogger and a leading light in the fight for equality in the business world.

Betts takes Vizst stake

The Techneds-backed three-way merger of ITSB, Quad Vision and Data Integration (a division of B2B technology provider DXC Technology) creates a single entity operating under the Vizst Technology brand headed up by CEO Richard Betts.

It began with the first iPad

CWSI started life in a living room soon after the advent of iPads, when co-founder and CEO Ronan Murphy quickly spotted an opportunity to help firms manage these new devices in the enterprise space.

A watershed moment

Focus Group co-founder and Director Chris Goodman has warned that those who sit on their hands amid these seismic shifts will quickly be left behind.

White labelled to grow

NTA’s commercial life began with a white labelling campaign that put branded products into the hands of resellers. Two decades later, the business continues to elevate partners in the hosted world, according to Managing Director and owner Paul White.

Tang lauded at CNA

Looking back on his career, it is his quest for a higher purpose and the creation of a people-first culture that Zen Internet founder and Chairman Richard Tang recalls most fondly.

Telavox ramps up in UK

So far, so good for the trio of students who turned a great idea, first seeded in an attic in Lund, into one of Europe’s fastest growing UCaaS providers with ever lofty ambitions.

Resilient trading

The comms sector’s resilient performance continues unabtated and is an auspicious omen for the channel’s future prospects at a time of extensive industry change, writes Philip Carse, Analyst at Megabuyte.com.

CityFibre accelerates

Trailblazing and tireless, CityFibre is a paragon of market disrupters, according to Head of Wholesale Andrew Wilson.

Union Street one year on

In September 2020 Union Street struck a deal to merge with Aurora and then acquired Ebillz, creating a billing powerhouse led by MD Vincent Disneur. Here, Disneur provides an update on developments.

Maximising data assets

Extracting data from workplace analytics has massive potential for all businesses to benefit, writes Tony Martino, CEO of software developer Tollring.

Staff ownership pays off

Having secured Microtech Group’s long-term future in Ayrshire by becoming an employee owned entity MD Chris McMail has ramped up his growth ambitions.

Resetting core values

With ESG, CSR and D&I rising up the agenda Ultima CEO Scott Dodds’ goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030 and continue developing a people-centric strategy.

Britt Megahey

What’s top of mind?

The comms channel over the past two years faced a tremendous challenge in responding to the Covid-19 crisis, but what will be the primary challenges, uncertainties and opportunities facing the sector in 2022?

Neos Networks ramps up

Neos Networks has enjoyed extraordinary growth since its rebrand and strategic rebirth last year – expanding its aggregation network, making big strides in underpinning Three UK’s 5G strategy, and charging ahead with high capacity mission cri

Unlock cellular power

Cloudcell Technologies MD Kevin Boyle is strategising at a pivotal time not only in the pandemic but at a critical juncture in the development of new connectivity technology including 5G and satellite.

Closing the new-refurb divide

With demand for refurbished networking equipment hotting up like never before Dumfriesshire-based ETB Technologies has directed creative energy into streamlining and doubling its networking refurbishment capabilities.

Full fibre at full speed

A new access product from CityFibre accelerates the speed to market for ISPs across the altnet’s fast expanding national footprint. What does this mean? Head of Consumer Sales Emma Goodwin explains.

Playing to your strengths

The  onslaught of a rampant global pandemic has forced many organisations to shift their focus and priorities, but for AVC One it’s full steam ahead with Managing Director Russell Parker’s strategy already on point and paying big dividends.

Parker doubles down

With a hefty bag of acquisitions secured during 2021 under his belt it’s clear to see that it takes more than a pandemic to deter the ever strengthening ambitions of Babble CEO Matt Parker.

An Active role model

Aside from co-running one of the UK’s leading mobile solution providers Jo Wimble-Groves is an award winning author and blogger and a leading light in the fight for equality in the business world.

Betts takes Vizst stake

The Techneds-backed three-way merger of ITSB, Quad Vision and Data Integration (a division of B2B technology provider DXC Technology) creates a single entity operating under the Vizst Technology brand headed up by CEO Richard Betts.

It began with the first iPad

CWSI started life in a living room soon after the advent of iPads, when co-founder and CEO Ronan Murphy quickly spotted an opportunity to help firms manage these new devices in the enterprise space.

A watershed moment

Focus Group co-founder and Director Chris Goodman has warned that those who sit on their hands amid these seismic shifts will quickly be left behind.

White labelled to grow

NTA’s commercial life began with a white labelling campaign that put branded products into the hands of resellers. Two decades later, the business continues to elevate partners in the hosted world, according to Managing Director and owner Paul White.

Tang lauded at CNA

Looking back on his career, it is his quest for a higher purpose and the creation of a people-first culture that Zen Internet founder and Chairman Richard Tang recalls most fondly.

Telavox ramps up in UK

So far, so good for the trio of students who turned a great idea, first seeded in an attic in Lund, into one of Europe’s fastest growing UCaaS providers with ever lofty ambitions.

Resilient trading

The comms sector’s resilient performance continues unabtated and is an auspicious omen for the channel’s future prospects at a time of extensive industry change, writes Philip Carse, Analyst at Megabuyte.com.

CityFibre accelerates

Trailblazing and tireless, CityFibre is a paragon of market disrupters, according to Head of Wholesale Andrew Wilson.

Union Street one year on

In September 2020 Union Street struck a deal to merge with Aurora and then acquired Ebillz, creating a billing powerhouse led by MD Vincent Disneur. Here, Disneur provides an update on developments.

Maximising data assets

Extracting data from workplace analytics has massive potential for all businesses to benefit, writes Tony Martino, CEO of software developer Tollring.

Staff ownership pays off

Having secured Microtech Group’s long-term future in Ayrshire by becoming an employee owned entity MD Chris McMail has ramped up his growth ambitions.

Resetting core values

With ESG, CSR and D&I rising up the agenda Ultima CEO Scott Dodds’ goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030 and continue developing a people-centric strategy.

Preparing for all-IP

New solutions and innovations that solve PSTN switch-off challenges for smaller businesses are key to a smooth transition to an all-IP world, says BT Wholesale Channel Sales Director Gavin Jones.

Navigating disruption

In a serendipitous turn of events Andy Horn left the navy and found himself working in the comms sector. Here, the CEO of IntraLAN reflects on the move that changed the course of his career.  

New force in security

The growth prospects from Blue Cube Solutions’ strengthened cyber security proposition are tantalising for CEO Gary Haycock-West having joined forces with two complementary businesses – all former rivals.

EVP driven growth

Founded in 2014 digital transformation specialist AND Digital has expanded rapidly fuelled in large part by Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) that Chief of Consulting Stephen Paterson says will power the firm to tenfold growth by 2025.

Realising social value

Pressures to adapt our way of working and evolve business models have perhaps never been greater, and critical to success is attracting the talent that will move organisations forward.

Dealing with discrimination

A root and branch review of the diversity within BT Wholesale and the wider group set the wheels in motion to introduce many new initiatives that encourage positive change.

A blueprint for D&I

Before embarking on a diversity and inclusion journey it’s vital to understand what that truly means. Here, Zen Internet HR Director Ayshea Robertson offers practical strategies that provide a D&I blueprint for all organisations.

Quest for people parity

Committed leaders can make a difference by doubling down on their critical diversity and inclusion (D&I) priorities and backing up their aspirations with solid initiatives and resources.