Financial Performance History

Southern Communications have a long standing history of over 50 years in the communications industry.

Established since 1965, Southern Communications have been pioneers in providing communication solutions to businesses, evolving their portfolio alongside advances in industry and technology, whilst maintaining an outstanding reputation for service and support.

Southern Communications Turnover since 2010

2019/202018/192017/182016/172015/16
£86.9m£70.2m£43.2m£36.2m £30.8m
2014/152013/142012/132011/122010/112009/10
 £22.8m£16.7m£14.5m£12.4m£10.4m£10m

A management buyout in 2002, saw the company ownership move to the current CEO, Paul Bradford, along with a number of the current key shareholders, and from this time they have taken the company from strength to strength, bringing new solutions to market and showing outstanding incremental revenues through a programme of organic growth and acquisitions. The recent buy back from PE firm Living Bridge has placed the future of SCG firmly in the hands of the key shareholders, increasing their number from 5 to 10. The addition of a further 5 c-suite roles has ensured a smooth progression pathway within the senior leadership team for the next 5 to 10 years.

Significant in that revenue growth has been the ability to take advantage of new markets as they have become available and some of the significant milestones have included:-

2005 –  Southern Communications changed from offering customers third party carriers to becoming a full calls and lines reseller, billing customers directly, resulting in growth that resulted in the business moving to new premises.

2006 – Southern Communications became one of the first BT Open Reach Wholesale Partners, providing phone line installations and rental.

2007 – Southern Communications began selling Broadband services, recognising this would become essential for the provision of telecoms and VoIP (hosted telephony).

2008 – Became one of a select number of UK companies to resell NGN (Next Generation Network) calls and broadband products, delivering unprecedented broadband speeds at competitive rates.

2008 –Southern Communications identified the potential for growth in the mobile marketplace and secured VSP agreement to sell Vodafone, O2 and Gamma services

2009 – Southern Communications listed in the Times Tech 100 for the second year running

2010 – Southern Communications established a dedicated team to sell broadband and Ethernet services to underpin their promise to be the future of connectivity.

2012 – Southern Communications made their first acquisition of a telecoms company.

2013 – Southern Communications second acquisition underpinned their commitment to accelerate the company’s national presence.

2014 – Understanding the potential for reliance of businesses on internet services, Southern Communications acquired a Tier 2 ISP, giving them direct interconnects with all the main carriers.

2014 – Southern Communications accepted onto CCS Framework

2015 – Southern Communications listed in the Megabuyte50, Top 50 best-performing privately owned technology companies for the first time.

2016 – Listed for the second consecutive year in Megabuyte50 Top 50 best-performing privately owned technology companies in the UK mid-market.

2017 – Southern Communications acquire a data specialist company to further advance their data security, co-location and cloud based service offering.

2018 – Acquired own hosted telephony platform and enters the Wholesale Reseller Market as a Service Provider to the Indirect Channel.

2018 – Southern Comms moves further into the Indirect Channel with the acquisition of 2 Circles.

2019 – Southern Comms doubles down on Channel commitment with the acquisition of New Star Networks (NSN).

2019 – Southern Comms engages the Telecoms Market in Wales with multiple acquisitions leading to DataKom purchase

2021 – Southern Comms gears up to engage the Charity sector with the acquisition of Class Networks

2021 – Southern Comms Group buys back business from private equity partner Living Bridge and expands c-suite board from 5 to 10.