Jobs boost as telecoms company launches new HQ

Employment & Skills | South East | Technology

LOOKING AHEAD: David Kilby, CEO of fast-growing telecoms business Aerial Direct, of Fareham

A Hampshire independent provider of telecommunications is launching its new head office next week following a multi-million-pound investment.

Aerial Direct is also looking to create 100-plus new jobs within the next 18 months at its state-of-the-art headquarters. The award-winning company, the largest direct business partner of O2 in the UK, already employs 220 people at the new premises with capacity to grow this to c.450.

A celebratory event is being held for valued customers on Thursday, September 20 at Aerial Direct’s Barnes Wallis Road, Fareham, base. The day will include product demonstrations from leading suppliers and talks by industry experts.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder David Kilby said: “We are very excited to be showcasing our new HQ and proud that we are able to offer employment opportunities to the area. Our new location, adjacent to the motorway at J9 of the M27, puts us in easy reach of Southampton and Portsmouth – this coupled with Whiteley being on our doorstep means we really are well placed to attract the very best talent.

“In line with our ongoing recruitment strategy – having started already by adding a number of key, senior professionals over the past year – we will continue to bolster what is becoming a very skilled and industry experienced executive management team over the coming year.

“As one of the largest and fastest growing independent telecommunications companies in the UK, we required premises commensurate with our status and to support our aggressive growth strategy and, as we grow, both organically and through acquisition we expect to triple our turnover and profit targets over the short to medium term.

“As a technology company we seek to achieve excellence through innovation, by thinking ‘outside the box’ and by challenging the industry norm. Our new home will allow us to continually improve the organisation, concentrate on providing our customers with the very highest service levels and develop a diverse suite of evolving technology and software products.”

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