ABOUT US

THE UK'S LEADING DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDER

Working exclusively for the wholesale markets, Virtual1 connects the critical digital services that make UK business work.

WHAT WE DO

Working exclusively for the wholesale markets, we operate the most advanced network in the UK. We deliver a high capacity, low latency network which is also privately connected to market-leading UC, SIP and Cloud solutions. 

Intelligence as well as performance is at the heart of our fully software defined network, which through our award winning 1Portal, places the control of the solutions directly in our Partners hands. With the smart integration of our systems, network and wider ecosystem, our partners can quote, order and manage their customers’ solutions entirely online. 
With the best people in the industry, who have a passion for what they do, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our partners to deliver the innovative solutions that make UK business work.

Virtual1 employs over 85 staff, based at our head office in Finsbury Square London. With a regionally focussed sales team, and specialist Cloud overlay.


OUR FIRST 10 YEARS

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OUR PEOPLE

People are the lifeblood of any business and we know that being easy to deal with is just as important as the solutions we deliver. With the best people in the industry, who have a passion for what they do, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our partners to deliver a seamless experience.


MEET OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

 Tom O’Hagan 

Founder and CEO

Tom O’Hagan is a leading figure within the telecommunications industry and has worked in the sector, both in the UK and internationally, for more than 15 years. In 2012, Tom was named a ‘Young Gun’ by Growing Business in its annual list of the top 30 young entrepreneurs in the UK and in June 2013, Tom was awarded ‘Channel Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Comms Business Awards.

 Magnus Batsvik-Miller 

CFO

Magnus has extensive experience managing financial affairs for high-growth companies, most notably at World First, as Group Finance Director, leading a team of 30 to grow the business by 400% in just 4 years.Magnus is responsible for continuing the growth strategy of Virtual1, capitalising on the increasing demands for cloud and connectivity solutions in the wholesale marketplace.

 Jason King 

Sales Director

Jason has worked in the Telecommunications industry for over 20 years. Having held senior roles for companies such as Energis, Vodafone, COLT and most recently Virgin Media Business where he was responsible for building the Indirect Channel Division. Jason is now responsible for Sales Strategy, execution and building significant scale within Virtual1.

 David Simpson 

Operations Director

David joins Virtual1 from Virgin Media, where he held a number of senior roles within the operational division: from being Head of National Networks; through leading Business Wholesale provisioning and service management function; to, most recently, running strategy, analytics and NPS for the COO, shaping the 5-year strategic plan across 10 operational divisions and linking that to the long-range financial plan.

 James Hickman 

CTO

James is a well established member of the telecoms industry. Before joining Virtual1 as Chief Technical Officer, James worked as Head of Technical Consulting for Telstra International, developing and implementing highly complex global WAN and hosting solutions for clients both in the UK and internationally. James is Chartered by the Engineering Council and the British Computer Society, is an associate of many industry bodies and in 2010 was appointed as an Arbiter for RIPE.

OUR VALUES

VIBRANT 

We have the energy and confidence to deliver on our promises

KNOWLEDGEABLE

We design, deliver and deploy using technical, commercial and industry experience

ADAPTABLE

A great service, underpinned by flexibility, is at the heart of all we do

TRANSPARENT

We build long term relationships built on trust and credibility

OUR AWARDS

  • Two-star rating - 2017 Best Companies accreditation (rated as outstanding) 
  • Comms National Awards – Network Provider of the Year 2016
  • Comms Business Most Innovative Channel Product for Professional Services
  • Comms Business Most Innovative Channel Product (overall)
  • Listed in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • CRN Specialist Vendor of the year
  • Comms Dealer – Vendor Account team of the year 2015

CHARITY

Virtual1 has a strategic charity partnership with Restless Development, an international development charity that aims to empower young people across the world, who might otherwise be caught in a spiral of unemployment, poverty, lack of education and poor access to health services.

Restless Development currently works in 8 countries in Africa and South Asia, where they listen to the young people of poor communities and train volunteers from these communities in a range of skills that can benefit their own communities. Using young volunteers to provide the training, who can relate to the community volunteers, they help them to find the answers to the problems facing their communities. There is no right or wrong solution, as each community faces it’s own set of problems.

To find out more about Restless Development’s work with young people, visit www.restlessdevelopment.org


INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE TEAM?

We are always looking for bright individuals that can make a difference to our business, if that’s you, click below to see our current vacancies