One of the UK’s largest independent telecommunications providers, Onecom, has entered the Northern Ireland market by opening a new regional office in Belfast.
With headquarters near Fareham in Hampshire, Onecom operates from 12 regional offices throughout the UK including London, Cardiff, Southampton, Plymouth, Leeds, Telford, Norwich and Brighton, and employs more than 400 staff.
The company is Vodafone UK’s largest enterprise partner, managing more than 325,000 mobile connections and delivering communication services including fixed line, mobile, broadband and cloud computing.
Onecom is investing more than £5m in its Northern Ireland operation, and expects to employ 30 people in Belfast within five years.
Based in Arthur Street in central Belfast, Onecom’s local team will be led by Paul Lawther, Head of Mobile Sales for NI, alongside business development managers Stuart Lunn, Mark Fraser and Darren Brown. All are enterprise communications specialists with extensive experience of the Northern Ireland market.
Onecom Sales Director Jason Waterworth said ‘Onecom has achieved significant growth by investing in our people and processes, and by delivering great customer service. We are committing to Belfast for the long term, with the aim of being the largest and fastest growing independent provider of communications in Northern Ireland.’
In 2016 the company expanded into Wales, acquiring telecoms provider Evolve in a multi-million pound deal.
Pictured are Onecom’s Belfast team (L-R) Stuart Lunn, Paul Lawther, Darren Brown and Mark Fraser.