Urban Network celebrate 15th anniversary!

Urban Network celebrate 15th anniversary!

This month is a special month for Urban Network: our 15th anniversary!

In 2003, our founders Perry and Stuart quit their jobs and embarked on a journey with a vision of becoming a leading IT provider, providing a unique customer-focused service. Fifteen years later, Urban Network stand out as most loved IT provider with offices in London, Essex and technical resources in USA and India.

We have come a long way and are still excited to go to work every day and face the challenges of running a small business. In a day and age when only one-third small businesses make it to ten years, we are truly proud to be celebrating 15 years in business.

Perry Ashby

CEO

As we celebrate this milestone, we are incredibly thankful to all our customers, partners, and employees for the part you have played in making Urban Network a special place.

IT is a constantly changing industry, and building a business that has thrived and adapted has been challenging and rewarding in many ways. I’m looking forward to what comes next, and how to deliver results for Urban Network and our customers.

Stuart Willcocks

Managing Director

Here’s to another 15 years. Cheers!

Meet our Managing Director – Stuart

Meet our Managing Director – Stuart

Read on and you will find more interesting facts about our Managing Director.

1. How long have you been at Urban Network?

Since the beginning of Urban time – 14 years

2. Describe your role at Urban Network in one sentence

Oversight of the inner workings of the business.

3. What do you enjoy about working in the IT world?

Having a lowdown of what is happening in the world through the technology we deploy.

4. Give us an interesting fact about yourself.

I once met Michael Jackson while returning a Limousine to The Dorchester Hotel in London.

5. How would your co-workers describe you?

Open, approachable and resourceful I’d like to think.

6. What quality do you most admire in others?

Humility, being very good at something should not make you hard to like.

7. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

Visit another world.

8. Tell us about a recent highlight you’ve had outside of work.

It’s both recent and 4 years old, but being a Father to a wonderful little lady.

9. Which super power would you choose?

Invisibility

10. If you could take one item to a desert island, what would it be?

A fully stocked kindle

Urban Network support local John Scurr Community Centre

Urban Network support local John Scurr Community Centre

As many of our clients may know, Urban Network are proactive in helping community and charity as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. We are proud to be able to support public initiatives in our immediate surrounding area, and to be able to contribute toward projects that benefit the people around us.

This July Urban Network have selected the John Scurr Community Centre in our local borough of Tower Hamlets to receive a donation of IT equipment for the use of the centre programs.

The John Scurr Community Centre, serving the needs of the Tower Hamlets residents from under 5’s to over 50s. The charity provides learning, training, a youth club, homework club and older people’s lunch club as part of Newlon Fusion’s regeneration programme.

Jane Evans, Director John Scurr Community Centre said “I would like to say a huge thank you to Urban Network for the computer equipment. This represents a significant aid for the community centre. Several children’s projects including children’s art, music and dance and children’s cookery, finishing with a live performance are taking place at the centre. As part of all our activities, using computers were key in keeping children engaged and inspired.”

Ms Evans also said that the computers have benefited our community since the start of the project in July by walk-in women from the local community who needed computer access for research, going online and job search. The equipment will continue to help hundreds of residents in Tower Hamlets to access to online learning and training courses in the future.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide this hardware to the community centre and contribute to the local community in Tower Hamlets. It is heartening to see that the technology will be put to great use for the local public young and old who may not have access to these facilities elsewhere” added Stuart Willcocks, Managing Director of Urban Network.

Get to know our team members – Paul

Get to know our team members – Paul

Here at Urban Network, we offer a full range of services, and these include physical cabling within our customers premises, and beyond at larger locations with sprawling estates. We have specialist technicians with years of experience providing high quality certified structured cabling, and CCTV installations. Meet Paul who leads his team of technicians for Urban Network with a great deal of professionalism and with the outlook that the customer experience and satisfaction is paramount.

1. How long have you been at Urban Network?

3 years

2. What do you enjoy about working in the IT world?

Demanding challenges and the never ending advances in technology

3. Tell us about a recent highlight you’ve had outside of work.

Taking my grandson swimming for the first time and the look of joy on his face

4. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

Going into space and looking back to earth

5. Give us an interesting fact about yourself.

I was the youngest soldier to serve in the first gulf war

6. Which super power would you choose?

The power to heal

7. If you could bring only take one item to a desert island, what would it be?

Genie lamp (With a genie inside though)

[Infographic] 12 things you didn’t know about Urban Network (but totally should)

[Infographic] 12 things you didn’t know about Urban Network (but totally should)

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