With 25 years’ experience across the global finance, internet and infrastructure sectors, Richard has joined Glide Group’s leadership team as our Group Chief Technology Officer.

Richard’s prior experience has involved managing salable fibre infrastructure for Tier 1 carriers and joins us from his previous role as Collinear Networks’ Managing Director in Asia Pacific. Prior to this, Richard Jeffares held a number of other executive roles across the sector, such as COO of Ultrafast Fibre and CTO of UK Broadband.

As the UK broadband market develops rapidly, we are confident that with Richard’s leadership our fibre footprint will continue to grow. Our new CTO is similarly excited about the prospect for advancement:

“I am excited to be joining the Glide Group with such a broad range of end markets and look forward to helping our team deliver a superior customer experience to our UK and European customers.”

“This is truly an exciting time for Glide customers and the wider UK fibre infrastructure industry,” commented Jeffares. “I am confident that our team will continue to grow our fibre footprint rapidly as the UK broadband market undergoes a period of seismic change. I am excited to be joining the Glide Group with such a broad range of end markets and look forward to helping our team deliver a superior customer experience to our UK and European customers.”

Tim Pilcher, Glide Group’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to have Richard joining us here at Glide during this exciting growth period. “Richard has a global background in both the fibre and mobile sectors, plus a strong track record leading fast-growing fibre infrastructure companies, and we look forward to scaling our business growth to meet the flourishing fibre demand in 2020 and beyond.”

Glide is a market-leading infrastructure and utilities business, delivering hyperfast connectivity across the UK and Europe and operating in sectors such as student and built-to-rent accommodation, shared HMO living, and business parks.

We do the complex things that the giants cannot, operating in areas that are difficult to access and difficult to service while enabling devices, buildings and cities to become smarter.

With our own national full fibre network reaching over 100,000 premises, we create better internet experiences through best in class fast and reliable broadband services, cabling expertise, smart tech, and data insight.