Every great journey has an interesting origin, and UK Connect is no exception. Our story begins with PJ Farr, CEO and founder of UK Connect. Back in 2013, PJ embarked on a unique expedition serving abroad in the Falkland Islands, a place inhabited by numerous penguins. While he was there, he realised how tough it was to stay connected in remote locations. Little did he know that this would lead to the birth of a company that would bring people and businesses closer together through advanced wireless connectivity.
2013 – Countrywide Telecoms forms: Our journey began with the birth of Countrywide Telecoms. This laid the groundwork for what was to come – innovation, growth, and a whole lot of connecting.
2015 – Teaming up with Taylor Wimpey: Fast forward to 2015, Countrywide Telecoms (now UK Connect) achieved a major breakthrough by securing its first national contract with Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK's leading housebuilders. This partnership marked a significant turning point, demonstrating our commitment to delivering reliable connectivity solutions to industry heavyweights in the construction sector.
2016 – Unleashing 4G Connectivity: 2016 witnessed the launch of our 4G connectivity solutions powered by the Cradlepoint IBR900 solution. This move empowered businesses with faster, more efficient wireless connectivity, laying the groundwork for our evolution into an advanced connectivity provider.
2017 – Powering Construction giants: As we continued to grow, 2017 saw us supply cellular broadband to some of the UK's largest housebuilders and main contractors. This expansion solidified our position as a key player in the construction industry's digital transformation.
2018 – Hello, UK Connect: We decided to freshen things up in 2018 and gave ourselves a new name: UK Connect. This change marked our expansion beyond construction sites.
2019 – Accelerating growth: The year 2019 brought accolades as we were recognised as the 'Fastest Growing Business' at The Business Excellence & Forum Awards. This recognition was a testament to our dedication to pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional value to our clients.
The subsequent years were marked by remarkable achievements and accolades that underscored our commitment to innovation and excellence:
As we step into 2023, our journey continues with renewed vigour and ambition. We proudly announce:
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our clients, partners and dedicated team members who have contributed to our remarkable journey. From penguins in the Falklands to an advanced wireless connectivity provider, UK Connect has come a long way and the road ahead holds even more exciting possibilities. Here's to a decade of innovation, growth, and a future where connectivity knows no bounds.
With a rich background in the Construction industry, UK Connect has been a trusted Connectivity provider since 2013. Our expertise extends across various sectors including Public Services, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Logistics, Mining and more. Discover how our comprehensive Connectivity solutions can elevate your business at www.ukconnect.com.
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