THE stars were out as Onecom celebrated being named Management Team of the Year at the annual Solent Business Awards, hosted by BBC South’s Sally Taylor.
Present at the glittering, black-tie event were Onecom founders, chief executive Darren Ridge, chief operating officer Aaron Brown, managing director Richard Schafer and fellow Onecom directors.
The judges’ criteria for the award were based on change management, problem solving, motivating the workforce, and strategic planning.
The judges from category sponsor NatWest said: ‘Quality, driven and inspiring management are critical to the success of any business — particularly within the competitive environment of the Solent region.
‘This award seeks to recognise the importance of strong leadership and teamwork in achieving business success.’
Mr Ridge said: ‘We continue to grow as a company and so it’s vital our people grow with us.
‘The Onecom team has accomplished extraordinary things over the last year, and I’m confident this will continue.
‘I am very, very grateful to everyone at Onecom, and immensely proud.’
Having recently entered into a five-year £500m agreement with Vodafone, further expansion is on the horizon and exciting times lie ahead for the Whiteley-based company.