Airband moves to new offices

Airband

Worcester-based telecoms business Airband has moved to new offices at Kirkham House on John Comyn Drive.

The fast-growing family business has doubled its workforce over the last year after a series of project wins and a £16m investment boost from the National Digital Infrastructure Fund last August.

Human Resources director, Miranda Peel, said the new offices provided room for further expansion as the business extends its network across more rural areas of the UK and integrates a fibre broadband offering alongside its existing wireless network.

Airband is investing over £2m to deliver high speed fibre and wireless broadband to some of the most challenged rural areas across the UK, working with BDUK, local authorities and communities to build high availability infrastructure that residents, businesses and other ISP’s can access to help overcome the UK’s digital divide

“In January 2018 we had 47 staff and we now employ 80,” explained Miranda.

“Our larger team enables us to speed up our aim to play a key role in creating a digital infrastructure that residents, businesses and other internet service providers can access to help overcome the UK’s digital divide,” she said.

Last year’s £16m investment in Airband underpins its plans to connect an additional 50,000 premises across England and Wales by 2021.

During the last year, Airband has also chalked up a string of wins and nominations at industry awards, including the Fastest Growing Family Business award at the Midlands Family Business Awards in November 2017.

Mrs Peel said that Airband’s aim was to embrace strong and sustained growth, whilst still maintaining its family values.

“We aim to become corporate in terms of process but not in culture,” she said.