Ex Comet employee joins fast-growing firm

Chris Baker

Chris Baker

Ex Comet employee Chris Baker has joined a fast-growing telecoms business following the collapse of his previous employer.

Chris joins Pure Comms after spending three and a half years working in IT Support for the former retail giant, which recently became a high-profile casualty of the long-running recession.

Chris, who is 25 and lives in Hutton, joined Comet after graduating from Exeter University with a degree in Physics.

At Pure Comms he will be employed as Customer Service Coordinator.

On his new role he comments: “Comet was a big employer in the area so it was a shock when it closed its doors.

“I learnt a lot whilst working there and wanted to join a company that was ambitious and work somewhere I could continue to develop, learn new skills and work in an energetic business environment.

“Pure Comms offers this combination and is growing incredibly fast. I was also impressed by the calibre of clients they work with. The future is clearly bright here and I’m excited about it.”

Chris has joined the company at a pivotal time. At the end of March Pure Comms will move in to impressive new offices, occupying 2,500 square foot.

Pure Comms’ new office will be located in Tickenham.

And Rob Vivian – who is Managing Director of the company – envisages further employment opportunities being created.

“It’s been a whirlwind year. We’ve formed a new board of directors, won business of the year; moved offices and employed several new members of staff.

“And the way things are going we expect to employ more people in the coming months and win some big new clients.”

On Chris’ appointment Rob adds: “We’re delighted to have employed Chris. He’s a professional and full of energy, ideas and skills we need. He’s a credit to comet and we’re glad to be able to offer to employment to him after he lost his job through no fault of his own.”

Pure Comms, which was founded in 2009, work with a number of high-profile businesses and organisations such as Bristol Airport, the UK’s leading fuel supplier BWOC; the auctioneers Bonhams; Bristol based recruitment consultants Redrock and Opus and Britannia Windows.