Rural broadband specialists, Quickline Communications, has welcomed its 100th employee as the company enters a rapid growth period following its acquisition by Northleaf Capital last summer.
The appointment means Quickline has doubled its team in the last 6 months – and they expect to double it again over the coming year.
Sean Royce, CEO at Quickline said:
“This is a key moment as we welcome our 100th employee to the Quickline family. It’s such an exciting time for us. With Northleaf’s half a billion pounds investment over the next four years, it means we will be creating hundreds of new jobs across the region.
“It’s our mission to level up the huge digital divide that exists between rural communities and urban areas and we’re doing that by building an innovative hybrid network to reach 500,000 rural premises across the North of England. So on top of Quickline jobs, there are even more opportunities for sub-contracted jobs for various projects as new masts and full fibre network builds are rolled out.”
The company’s 100th employee, Martin Cook, is Quickline’s new Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. He said:
“I didn’t realise the significance of my appointment when I started but I am thrilled to be working at a company with so many opportunities. That’s what attracted me to Quickline in the first place. I’ve had such a great welcome in my first week from all members of the team and I am looking forward to getting stuck in to do my part for the the business and for our customers.”
Meanwhile, Andris Uplejs, who joined the company in 2011 as network manager, is one of Quickline’s longest-serving employees and has risen through the ranks to become Head of New Infrastructure. He said:
“I honestly have no idea where the time has gone. Joining Quickline was the best decision I have ever made. There’s a great culture here which has allowed me to learn and grow as a person. The support from the team at every level has also been invaluable. When you join Quickline, you join a family who pull together – and I am so proud to be part of Quickline’s success story and look forward to the next chapter.”