Onecom has entered the Northern Ireland market by opening a new regional office in Belfast.
Headquartered near Fareham in Hampshire, Onecom operates from 12 regional offices throughout the UK and employs more than 400 staff.
Onecom is making an investment of 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.”
He added: “Northern Ireland is a market with a great history of entrepreneurs building high quality businesses, it continues to attract high levels of investment from international companies and it has an unrivalled talent pool, all of which makes it very attractive for Onecom’s future growth plans.”
Paul Lawther, Head of Mobile Sales for NI, said: “Onecom offers resource and knowhow underpinned by a wealth of experience amassed over decades. No other independent enterprise telecoms provider can claim the same.
“Marrying Onecom’s expertise with the local knowledge of our Belfast team, I believe we can bring real, tangible value and genuine innovation to businesses in Northern Ireland. Onecom really is the new name in business telecoms in Northern Ireland.”