At Convergence, our vision is clear: we want to change people’s digital experience in a connected world. We believe in Exceptional People, Superior Service and Commercial Innovation. We’ve created a driven, no-nonsense, agile culture that moves faster than you imagine. And every one of us stands for honesty, for hard work, and, well… for getting on with the job. So, when it comes to achieving our vision, we’re naturally hardwired to do it.
Since 2004, we’ve grown into a sustainable £27m business - and we’re still growing quick. We’re also 100% privately owned, which means we make our own decisions and control our own future. Just as importantly, we continue to focus on what we do best - designing scalable, cost effective, flexible, integrated network access solutions for national and international business organisations. We don’t just stand out in our own industry - we stand out full stop.
We’re led by a senior team with enormous experience and a proven record of success across each of the areas we work in - and beyond. We’re proud of the depth and dynamics of our leadership, and we think we’ve created exactly the right mix of skills to take our business far into the future.
After spending almost two decades working for some of the biggest names in telecommunications, Neal's relentless pursuit of service excellence led him to establish Convergence Group - and he remains the major driving force of the business. The first record Neal bought was Uptown Girl by Billy Joel, hed be up for keeping a Giraffe as a pet (are your ceilings really that high?), and his favourite day of the week is Friday
Frankie is relatively new to the tech industry after spending 20 years in retail and hospitality. However, she's certainly not new to Operations and HR, and her experience makes her the perfect choice for our People and Culture Director.
Franki's ideal holiday would be anywhere, anytime in France, she'd time travel back to the '20s if she could because she loves the outfits, and the first record she bought was Wham's Last Christmas.
Michael qualified as an accountant 12 years ago before spending seven years on the finance team of Phoenix IT Group. Today, he's our Financial Director, playing a leading role in developing our growth strategy.
A self-confessed cookie monster, Michael's favourite biscuit is a quadruple chocolate cookie, he'd quite like one of the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz as a pet, and his preferred tipple is a bottle of Viognier.
With over 20 years experience of programme management, transformation and change, Declan's career began in manufacturing shifted to finance, and more recently jumped into telecoms - which is why he's at Convergence Group today.
When it comes to crisps, he's a clear fan of Frazzles, his favourite restaurant is any Thai place that serves cabbage and potato, and he'd love to wind the clock back to when he was 30 and live that year all over again.
Helen has worked in IT Service Management for over 20 years now. What’s more, she has worked in Government and Local Government and has extensive experience in the Business Services, Energy, Utilities, Infrastructure, Transport and Law sectors, as well as being an ITIL expert.
Helen’s ideal break would be a trek through the Amazon Rainforest, she’s hoping to get stuck in a lift one day with Colin Farrell (because of his intellectual prowess apparently) and her favourite meal is anything from the Middle East.
Michael’s worked in the telecoms industry for an whopping 28 years, covering everything from production management to programme and transition management, and has overseen multi-million pound projects including the roll out of 21CN and $G technologies. Impressive stuff.
If he could be stuck in a lift with anyone, it would be the Pope, his favourite meal out is Italian, and if he could only watch one film for the rest of his life it would be Shawshank Redemption.
After 32 years in leisure and hospitality, a career in tech is relatively new venture for Philippa. But with a background in managing pubs, hotels & restaurants, and being involved in the setting up of England Athletics, along with 20 years experience in HR, she’s developed the kind of people skills that would fit in anywhere.
Philippa would time travel back to the 50s,if she could, she just loves the fashion from this time. The first record she bought was Jimmy Osmond’s Long haired lover from Liverpool, (Oh to turn the clock back!) and she’d choose a McVities Digestive from the biscuit box every time.