Ian has been a telecommunications MD/ CEO for over 25 years working in areas as diverse as secure battlefield communications and cable television. He has been running companies providing voice telephone service to the public since 1995. “I’ve learned over the years that customers need a small number of things doing very well to keep them satisfied. Fair prices. Reliability. Accurate bills. And the ability to speak to a friendly helpful person who’ll sort out their problem if something goes wrong.”
Acquisition International magazine named Ian as London CEO of the Year 2017 after completing 3 acquisitions in 9 months.
Ian was named as European Chief Executive of the Year 2016 by Corporate Vision magazine
Ian was awarded UK Chief Executive of the Year 2016 by TMT (Technology Media Telecoms) magazine.
In November 2016 Ian had the great honour of being appointed to the Cabinet Office SME Panel where he will be representing the Telecoms industry. His aim is to help the Government achieve their target of having 33% of all government spend with small and medium sized enterprises by 2020.
Ian is also Commercial Director of Innopsis, the specialist trade association for Telecom suppliers to the Public Sector. In this role Ian has been elected by his industry peers to lead negotiations with government bodies on issues that affect all of the association’s members. The vast bulk of all spend by the public sector goes to one of Innopsis’ members.