Connectus are a
leading Connectivity
and Managed Services
partner

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Providing business critical infrastructure alongside fully managed solutions to help businesses stay connected, protected and to collaborate effectively online as they scale and grow.

We are a dedicated, customer focussed and technically capable team who work with our clients at their pace and level of technical understanding to ensure we achieve great outcomes. We achieve this by actively listening and understanding our client’s businesses and then by partnering to transform their business utilising technology without overburdening them.

Formed in 2018 to facilitate a management buyout of Eximus Solutions Limited, we can trace or legacy back for over two decades back into Peel Telecommunications Limited.

Funded by FW Capital, DropJaw Ventures Group and our Directors, our team is passionate about providing value-added and transformational services to our clients from our two offices in Doncaster and Salford.

Our History

2021

April – Connectus acquires YouCloud Solutions Ltd.

A strategic acquisition to accelerate Connectus’s desire to be one of the North’s leading IT managed service providers.

YouCloud CEO Mark Wiseman joins Connectus as Group Commercial Director.

2020

Second round of funding

Received a second round of funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and FW Capital Debt Finance.

Opened North West Office at AJ Bell Stadium

Launched the Connectus portfolio of managed services – Connect – Protect – Collaborate

2019

Major Growth

Appointed Roy Shelton as CEO, Jessica Murray as Company Secretary and Pip Shelton as Head of Operations.

Received additional funding from FW Capital along with first tranche of funding from DropJaw Ventures Group.

Acquired Cybersity and formed our cyber security division.

2018

Connectus Group is formed

Formed Connectus Group and acquired Eximus Solutions Limited and received funding from FW Capital

Paul Ruocco appointed as Chairman and Andrew Marsden as Business Development Director

2016

1st 500 Customers!

Eximus achieve 500 customers for UCentrix

2015

1st 100 Customers!

Eximus achieve 100 client status

2014

VOIP Service Launched

Eximus launch UCentrix, their hosted voice (VOIP) platform

2013

1st full fibre network

Eximus build their first full-fibre network at Doncaster Sheffield airport

2011

The story begins

Eximus Solutions Limited was formed

Who we work in Partnership with

Roy Shelton
Group Chief Executive Officer

A serial tech entrepreneur, Roy joined Connectus in 2019 and has more than three decades of experience working in technology.

Roy is passionate about growth and scaling the companies he works with by harnessing technology and blending that with and insipiring great teams to deliver on a mutually agreed vision.

In his spare time Roy enjoys yoga, cooking and watching rugby and football with his sons along with raising much needed funds for The Royal Hospital in Liverpool.

Paul Ruocco
Group Chairman

A Chartered Accountant of 35 years, Paul is a veteran of the Manchester private equity and investment scene. With a number of investments within the technology sector, Paul plays a pivotal role as Chairman challenging and driving our management team forward and providing the wisdom of accountability and responsibility to the company.

Phillippa Shelton
Group Head of Operations

Pip is Group Head of Operations at Connectus.

Pip has over 20 years’ experience in Service Management, Service Delivery and Continuous Service Improvement and is an IT Infrastructure Library-qualified Senior Executive, who has outstanding interpersonal and operational skills, with a solid technical background, sound implementation experience of complex projects and an excellent track record within a demanding and SLA-intensive environment.

Pip is passionate about enhancing the customers experience and delivering quality and a world class service.

Jessica Murray
Group Finance and Administration Manager

Jess is an experienced Office and Accounts Manager with a history of working in highly demanding and fast growth environments.

She is a dedicated and technically-skilled business professional with versatile personal and administrative support skills.

Joining Connectus in 2018, she supports all areas of the business, working across sales, marketing, delivery and customer support, striving for the highest levels of service.

Mark Wiseman
Group Commercial Director

With over 25 years of experience in Telecoms and IT, Mark has worked at board level in both large and small organisations. He is passionate about technology and believes that it should be straightforward and made to work for us. Mark and his teams have won multiple awards by always thinking from a customer perspective and being led by data. He is a big believer in working closely as a team, having an agreed vision and simultaneously tracking the detail.

Mark is a project sponsor for TalkTalk’s B2B digital transformation programme and has experience in leading large teams and creating a culture that gets great results. Using a data led approach and treating suppliers as partners to deliver positively step-change the landscape of Ethernet delivery in the UK

Mark has raced endurance events for many years, including Ironman and ultra-marathons.  He spends lots of time outdoors and keeps fit by chasing around his four children!

Andy Marsden
Group Business Development Director

Andy joined the business in 2018 to drive growth in revenues for Connectus bringing with him a wealth of experience working with businesses from SMEs to larger enterprises and corporates.

He is passionate about supporting growing businesses with a range of services to ensure their organisations continue to flourish in demanding markets, advising on the best use of technology based on sector, size and business goals.

Andy spends his time meeting businesses across the UK, evangelising on new connectivity, telephony and IT services, that help make them future-ready and agile, driving business benefits.

Duncan Shaw
Group Chief Technology Officer

Duncan has more than 40 years’ experience in the fast moving telecoms and technology sector, working with the leading hardware and software vendors.

A self-confessed technology enthusiast his breadth of experience spans the full tech mix. With expertise in the design, programming and training of telephony products, he now leads technical innovation at Connectus.

Duncan also heads up the Connectus’ indirect partner channel, working with technology and strategic supply-chain partners.

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Social Responsibility

At Connectus, we are passionate about technology and connectivity and how modern advances in both are bringing people and businesses closer together.

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