In a bold and strategic move, fast growing telecoms provider Pure Comms has appointed a high-profile former senior government advisor to its recently formed board of directors.
Chris Paton, who is founder of performance consultancy Quirk Solutions, has joined Pure Comms’ as a business growth consultant.
A former Royal Marine – following a successful military career he became a key government advisor regarding strategy for the war in Afghanistan. He set up Quirk in order to help businesses and corporations achieve success through applying techniques learnt at the highest level of the military.
Chris will spend two days a month with the company, driving a strategy that is looking to see Pure Comms achieve a turnover of £12 Million by 2019
Pure Comms’ new offices in Nailsea were recently opened by Dr Liam Fox MP and a few months ago the company appointed an official board of directors.
Rob Vivian, who is Managing Director of Pure Comms comments: “I first came across Chris at a conference where he was discussing how businesses can become more agile, coherent and efficient by looking at themselves holistically and by applying relevant ‘militarisms’.
“It was a fascinating presentation and I contacted Chris to see how he could get involved with our business. We’re delighted that he is now officially on board and changes are already being made which are positive, such as ensuring the whole team are aware of the company’s ‘mission’ and how they can contribute to our long term plan.”
Chris, who has previously advised Heineken and Standard Life regarding business strategy, comments: “Pure Comms has already been on a growth trajectory and reached a million pound turnover in just four years. Now it is about the next seven years and ensuring the company keeps growing and fulfils its growth and employment plans.
“What is refreshing about Pure Comms is that they have the hunger to grow and are out there achieving despite the pressures of recession. It’s also noticeable how service driven they are and the commitment and added value they give to their customers.
“The company is full of character and I am pleased to be involved in driving them further forward.”
The company was founded in 2009 with just Rob in the business, and currently employs nine staff.
Rob has plans to recruit at least three more staff by the end of the year and recently formed a new board of directors.
The company work with a number of high-profile businesses and organisations such as Bristol Airport, the UK’s leading independent fuel supplier BWOC, recruitment consultants Redrock and Opus and well-known auctioneers Bonhams.
Pure Comms were also crowned Business of the Year at the Sian Lloyd-Jones Business Awards in October 2012; and won re-seller of the year at an industry awards in December 2012.