Communications company OneCom staff are celebrating after sharing a £150,000 bonus on scooping a top industry award. OneCom was recently named Vodafone Platinum Partner of the Year for the fourth year running.
As OneCom chief executive Darren Ridge had promised 150 non-sales staff £1,000 each if the firm won the award, he will now pay out the £150,000 to the employees.
Based in Whiteley, Hampshire, OneCom is an independent business-to-business provider of mobile voice and data, fixed line, IT and unified communications solutions.
OneCom also has offices in Camberley, Brighton, Plymouth, Leeds, Telford, Southampton, Norwich and Edinburgh, and employs around 400 people. The company signed up 25,000 new connections - worth £20m of business - in the past six months.
Platinum Partner status recognises Vodafone partners who have given the best customer experience and revenue performance over the past year. One of 25 platinum partners has been chosen each year since the scheme started four years ago.
OneCom were announced winners of the award at a ceremony following Vodafone’s annual partner conference in Manchester.
Darren Ridge of OneCom said: 'We’re a growing firm and we now handle more than 225,000 connections - but right from the very beginning our primary focus has been on providing the best customer service in the business.'
He said the staff worked incredibly hard for the achievement. 'I’m pleased to honour my promise to reward all our non-sales staff with a £1,000 bonus in recognition of their efforts.' Expressing pride in the team, he added that everyone had played their part.