30 August 2021, UK: Glide Group, a market leader in ultra-fast broadband connectivity and deploying fibre infrastructure today announces the appointment of Bruce Girdlestone as the organisation’s Sales Director for Higher Education.

Bruce Girdlestone joins Glide having previously worked in the fixed and wireless telecommunications industry-leading sales, business development, and product teams. With over 25 years of experience in telecommunications, Girdlestone has spent the past 2 years setting up a new sales team at Wireless Infrastructure Group to deliver mobile connectivity to commercial, hospitality, and residential sectors. Prior to that, he ran a number of sales teams at Virgin Media Business.

This announcement marks the continued strengthening of Glide's senior management team. Earlier this year, Glide also added three other members to its leadership team, Chief Financial Officer, Chris Bates, Chief Technology Officer, Sean Lowry, and Chief Operating Officer, Phil Duggan. These announcements were soon followed by Glide Group’s acquisition of fibre network builder, Concept Solutions People (CSP).

Now, continuing the organisation’s 2021 momentum, Girdlestone will be responsible for leading the Student sector sales team focussing on PBSA and Higher Education requirements for student accommodation. He will be ensuring that student communities and providers benefit from the market-leading connectivity and managed service solutions Glide offers.

“Glide is the leader in a growing market serving customers with high expectations. It's great to be part of such an exciting market that requires the smart and innovative solutions Glide can provide. What we do has a real positive impact on student communities.” said Girdlestone. “Glide has many strengths and great people with a can-do attitude. This places us strongly to scale our business as demand for fibre based connectivity, internet access, and smart technologies continue to grow. I look forward to the challenge of being the best in class provider.”

Tim Pilcher, CEO of Glide Group, said: “We are delighted to have Bruce join the Glide team during this great period of growth. With an extensive background in the telecommunications industry, Bruce will add extraordinary knowledge and expertise. His appointment is a significant next step forwards for Glide in being the best in class provider - it’s great to have him on board and we’re excited to see what the future holds.”