O2 Gold franchise partner Telenomics has recruited Curt Hopkins as CEO.
Hopkins is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with a track record in the mobile telecoms, IT and technology sectors.
In 2007 Hopkins joined Vodafone, becoming MD of Vodafone Business Services and playing a key role in Vodafone’s move into the unified comms market. Hopkins led Vodafone’s acquisition of Central Telecom, the communications systems integrator used as the base to launch Vodafone OneNet.
Hopkins left Vodafone in 2009 to join the board of Torres Network, which works with mobile operators to maximise their network assets. In 2011 he became CEO of repairs and recycling firm Redeem. Hopkins has also held senior management roles in Marconi, Fujitsu and Nortel.
Hopkins is also CEO of private equity buy-out and advisory business Consilium Ventures, and an advisory board member of the Alacrity Foundation, a start-up incubator in the telecoms, technology and media sectors focusing on giving technology graduates a head start.
Hopkins’ brief will be to continue Telenomics’ expansion into the increasingly competitive mobile market. Telenomics is one of O2’s largest franchise partners with around 16 O2 stores in its portfolio across London, the South East and the North of England. Telenomics stores include O2’s flagship business centre, the O2 Workshop on Tottenham Court Road in London.
The company has a reputation for high levels of customer service and expert technical support. Earlier this year the company won the Mobile Industry Awards’ Best Franchisee Award.