Timico Technology Group has today announced the appointment of Ben Marnham as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ben takes over from founder, Tim Radford, who becomes Executive Chairman, and will join the business on 1st September.
Ben has over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications and has been a non-executive director on the board of Timico since May 2014. He began his career at Alternative Networks, the UK IT solutions provider, where he worked for 18 years. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer, having joined the company at its inception and been invited onto the board as Commercial Director in 1999. In 2013, Ben founded 28 Capital Limited, an advisory and investment firm that seeks to maximise returns for telecoms and technology businesses.
Timico, which made its debut as the new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March this year, continues to set its sights on ambitious growth. 2015 saw group turnover increase by over 25% to £52.8m with pre-tax profit up by over 150% following two strategic acquisitions in spring that year: the managed IT specialist, Wirebird and the telecoms assets of Coms plc.
Tim Radford, Executive Chairman of Timico said: “I am delighted Ben has taken up the challenge of leading the business into our next phase of growth and development. Advances in technology and changes in the way employees and their businesses work and communicate continue to drive the unstoppable shift towards all things cloud; we are perfectly positioned to make further inroads in this space.
“With the support of a highly experienced and dedicated team, Ben will develop a unified strategy based around the group’s capability of delivering fully-managed IT, network, unified communications and mobile solutions to business customers. His track record in the industry and the strategic contribution Ben has made to the group since joining the board make him the perfect candidate.”
Ben Marnham, CEO at Timico added: “It is rare in our sector to come across a truly independent player offering such a broad range of managed IT solutions to such a long-standing base of SMB and enterprise clients. I see this longevity as testament to the team’s commitment to putting its customers first and making the right investment decisions over the years in both infrastructure and expertise. I am hugely excited by the opportunity and looking forward to what Timico can go on to achieve.”