The senior management team are from a range of backgrounds with a key them,e in market leading telecoms and household brands from around the world. Each member brings a unique addition to the skill and experience pool while unified in a business culture of rapid but sustainable growth.
The senior management team are from a range of backgrounds with a key theme in market leading telecoms and household brands from around the world. Each member brings a unique addition to the skill and experience pool while unified in a business culture of rapid but sustainable growth.
His strategic leadership, expertise and global change & relationship management skills have made sure how to qualify and quantify any business situation- has been his recipe for repeated strong success.. He's well experienced in Company financing and lending institution processes together with equity story preparations after years of that successful engagement.
He believes that every business has its unique challenges, but with the right questions, you can quickly discern what truly matters. He lead the branding and product introduction for Ericsson to broaden the customer base in the US and the huge change program Ericsson did to turn around the global Vodafone business. The success at Vodafone is still the benchmark in vendor management and teamwork when it comes to relationship and operational excellence.
Richard has over thirty years’ experience as executive, investor, advisor, entrepreneur and non-executive director in service businesses, in particular in telecoms and technology. He has been a partner at NewMarket Partners since 2010, where he works with a group of Operator Investors focusing on turnarounds, scale-ups and carve-outs.
In recent years he has led and advised a London-based fibre-to-the-home telecommunications company, Community Fibre Limited, from start-up through a successful fundraise; to date the company has concluded three rounds of fundraising, including a £25m raise in April 2018. He has also restructured the Board and Executive team of a £30m hospitality business and acted as the Chief Restructuring Officer of a €100m distressed global manufacturer, where he restructured the business, delivered third-party investment and enabled a return to growth.
Formerly Richard was CEO of two of Cable & Wireless International's dispersed regional businesses, having P&L responsibility for $1bn of turnover and 5,000 employees. He grew revenue, improved customer service, simplified the operating model, reduced headcount, and enhanced EBITDA, all whilst managing complex stakeholder relationships in multiple territories.
Phillip is a telecoms, VOIP and IT professional with a stand out career working with telecommunication organisations from the goliaths such as BT to smaller outfits offering solutions technically identical to Plexus Wifi.
Phillip is well versed in the key technical requirements for retail and corporate communication networking infrastructures, and the core systems to make them work.
Phillip has been active in the sector for the last 10 years; in this time he has developed end to end network solutions, management systems and protocols, customer services solutions with ticketing and CRM, custom coding for bespoke functions and electronic design and implementation. He has also built solar power modules and CCTV systems as well as mobile system management structures.
His business career in the fast food industry spans over 18 years. As Area Manager in Subway he was responsible for the day to day running of the stores as well as sourcing new business opportunities through the expansion of the brand. He was also responsible for all the financial aspects of the business, which included budget preparation, capital expenditure, and profit and loss. Previously, he worked for Burger King as a Regional Manager, where he was responsible for 17 stores across the Midlands area, with a total turnover of £20 million.
He is regarded as a leading change manager in the Midlands. During his career he has held the positions of Regional Manager, Area Manager, Brand Standards Manager, Company Trainer, and Loss Control Coordinator. In addition he has been involved in several restaurant openings over the last 18 years. He is an MBA graduate from the University of Liverpool. He currently works as a Business Advisor working with Small and Medium Enterprises. He is also the Ethnic Minority Business Champion and sits on the First Enterprise Loan Panel, judging on business loans to East Midlands businesses. His current position as an Advisor in Business Link has enhanced his skills base. Cornelius is a globally recognised personal coach, management and business consultant and a leadership development specialist and has designed, coordinated
Lord Allan Kenneth Okello is the grand-nephew former President of Uganda Dr Milton Obote, continuing a legacy of leadership and high intellect as founder and CEO. His career includes a decade working as a broadcaster with international credits including MTV Base, CHannel4 with content aired in over 100 countries. He has also executed campaigns for top 100 European PR firm Harrison Cowley and contributed to ground breaking Marketing firm Livity's youth focused health campaigns. Lord Allan brings over 15 years broadcast, marketing and technical experience which include managing telecoms and wifi networks for premier 4* and 5* hotels in central London. As a technical practitioner Lord Allan has delivered projects for a large list of clients including: