Telford, 09 August 2016 – Entanet has announced a trio of promotions within its sales team in response to growing demand for active support from its partners.
The wholesale communications provider has appointed Paul North as Sales Manager, while Emma Fisher has been named Sales Support Manager and Lee Hill becomes Pre-Sales Technical Manager. All three roles are newly-created and as well as giving more responsibility to the individuals concerned, signal a further planned expansion of Entanet’s partner sales support team.
North has been promoted from his former post as Lead Sales Consultant. He originally joined Entanet in 2006 as a Technical Support Agent and, after switching to a sales role a year later, worked in a succession of sales and account management roles. He now takes responsibility for overseeing and managing Entanet’s growing sales team, reporting directly to Sales Director, Stephen Barclay.
Fisher has been elevated from her former position of Sales Administration Team Leader and has been with Entanet since August 2015. Hill was previously Pre-Sales Technical Consultant and joined Entanet in January 2014. Their promotions will create further vacancies to be filled with new recruits. Entanet’s sales team now has a headcount of 16, with the total number of employees at the company now just over 100, up from 85 at the start of 2015. Last year the company grew its sales by seven percent to £32 million.
Commenting on the new appointments, Stephen Barclay stated: “As our business has grown, we have continued to invest in more effective and extensive partner account management and to work as closely with our partners as we can. These new investments in people are a demonstration of our continuing and further commitment to that approach. These new appointments have been made so that we can give more of our partners more time and assistance in turning new opportunities into real business.
“In simplistic terms, we are responding to demand. Our partners are growing both in terms of sales and stature and they and we are being asked to bid for ever-more complex and challenging solutions. They need us to support them even more and it’s in our interests to show our commitment by responding in kind and giving them that support.”
Barclay says that many of Entanet’s well-established partners are now regularly being asked to bid for major connectivity business by large and medium-sized organisations and that the company’s repute is continuing to grow. “Entanet and its partners are now recognised and known as established and trustworthy connectivity suppliers. That’s making the foundations of our business even stronger and enhancing our growth prospects even more.”
Further announcements regarding the extension of Entanet’s sales team will be made in the near future.
and Lee Hill, Entanet.
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Entanet is a leading wholesale voice and data communications provider and operates via a network of wholesale and resale channel partners. It was founded in 1996 and employs over 80 staff at its offices in Telford, Shropshire.
In February 2014, mid-market equity investor Mobeus Equity Partners made an initial £6 million investment to support a £14 million management buyout.
Entanet offers an extensive portfolio of connectivity services, including wholesale and packaged broadband, leased lines, EFM, IP VPNs, hosting and co-location, VoIP and traditional telecoms. The company operates its own fully-resilient nationwide next generation network which enables it and its partners to provide up to 10Gbps capacity to customers right across the UK. In addition, it has further connectivity into Amsterdam and Frankfurt and over 900 peering relationships across Europe.
The quality of Entanet’s services and its commitment to partners has been widely recognised. The company was recently named ‘Wholesale Provider of the Year (Large)’ in the 2015 Comms Business Awards and received the 2015 ISPA award for ‘Best SME Business Broadband’ and CRN Sales and Marketing Award for ‘Best Vendor Account Management Team’. The company has also been listed on a number of occasions in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and other listings of fast-growing, privately-held UK companies.
For more information contact:
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing
Entanet International Ltd
Tel: 0333 101 0000