Connectus are a
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and Business Managed Services

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Providing business critical infrastructure alongside fully business managed services 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


Connectus become Daresbury Innovation Gold Partner.

Completes the acquisition of KTSL.

Revenues +£10m.

Now supports +800 contracted businesses.

60 FT members of staff.



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.

November – Connectus reach over 400 contracted clients supporting +10,000 users.


Second round of funding for Connectus

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.

380 clients across the UK supporting over 7,000 users.


Major Growth

Appointed Roy Shelton as CEO and Pip Shelton as Head of Operations.

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

Acquired Cybersity and formed our cyber security division.


Connectus Group is formed

Eximus acquired from original founders using own funds.

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.

Roy Shelton appointed NED of KTSL and raises £500k from Northern Powerhouse Investment FUnd (NPIF) via FW Capital Debt Finance.


1st 200 Customers!

Eximus achieve 1,o00 users for UCentrix.


1st 100 Customers!

Eximus achieve 100 paying client status.


VOIP Service Launched

Eximus launch UCentrix, their hosted voice (VOIP) platform.


1st full fibre network

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


The story begins

Eximus Solutions Limited was formed to facilitate the spin out of Peel Telecoms.

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 discussing and highlighting the benefits of Ultrafast connectivity and how the adoption of new technologies can 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.

Corporate Social Responsibility

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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