Fareham firm gets involved with The News' Business Excellence Awards

A TELECOMMUNICATIONS provider has joined the list of sponsors for the biggest night in the business calendar.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 5:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 5:31 pm

Aerial Direct is sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year category at The News’ Business Excellence Awards.

The Fareham-based firm is a multi-award-winning Hampshire based ‘business to business’ telecommunications provider.

With over 30 years of industry experience, the company has become O2’s largest direct network partner connecting more than 130,000 mobiles, as well as delivering bespoke telecom solutions to businesses of all sizes across the UK.

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LOOKING AHEAD: David Kilby, CEO of fast-growing telecoms business Aerial Direct, of Fareham

It was founded by two entrepreneurs out of a small office in Gosport.

Delivering quality telecom solutions and providing high-level customer care, has helped the

company to win awards such as the Business Growth Award 2019 at the Mobile Industry Awards, as well as O2’s Customer Excellence Award three years in a row.

A spokesman from the firm said: ‘It is a privilege to have the opportunity to sponsor a prestigious award such as The News’ Business Excellence Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.

‘Entrepreneurship within a business can come in a plethora of ways, it ultimately helps the company to, creatively, take significant steps forward in delivering success and providing customers more value.

‘Aerial Direct is most proud of being one of the largest employers in the region, hiring talented individuals to help create and imagine new ways of improvement; ultimately, helping to support growth for the local economy and secure future success.’

The black-tie gala event will take place on Friday, February 21 2020 at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Now in its 19th year, the awards ceremony celebrates the best in the business industry from across the region, from apprentices to employers.

Scores of businesses will be in attendance to find out who will be taking home the 14 accolades that are available to pick up on the night.

As well as these categories, which are picked by a panel of expert judges, there will be a category that is picked by The News’ readers - the Readers’ Choice award.

To find out more details about how to vote go to portsmouth.co.uk/business.