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Martin Leonard

Director

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I’ve been in B2B sales all my working life, having cut my teeth in our family photocopier business in the mid-80’s. After the family business was sold I decided on a career change and therefore moved into the Telephony industry in the early 90’s. I have been supplying Samsung telephony solutions throughout East Anglia since 1998. My decision to join the team was easy as customer care is recognised as the single most important factor in APR Telecoms success. Outside of work my spare time is spent with my family and friends and running my son’s local football club.
Michael Leeds

Michael Leeds

Regional Operations Manager

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I joined APR Telecoms in 2002 and have been the Operations Manager since 2007. I oversee the engineering, project management and wholesale teams along with supporting the whole business in its day to day function. My aim is to provide a portfolio of the best products and services possible to exceed customer expectations. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and participating in sporting activities, especially cycling.

Service Team

Chris Sutcliffe

Chris Sutcliffe

Operations Co-ordinator

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Having completed my apprenticeship with APR Telecoms, I have progressed through to Chief Tech and have taken up permanent residence in the Service department as part of the Project Management team. 2009 saw me become the winner of the prestigious Samsung UK Engineer of the Year award and gain LEGENDARY status. Playing and watching Football are among my interests. I’m an unbiased Liverpool fan.
Sean Allen

Sean Allen

Operations Co-ordinator

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My role is to ensure the smooth operation and co-ordination of the Service department whilst also providing Project Management of customer orders. When required my experience can also provide assistance and support to my other colleagues. Outside of work I spend as much time with my family as I can and “occasionally” watch Spurs win.
Paul Ewing
Paul Ewing
Trainer

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I joined Telecoms in 2006. I support the Project Managers and conduct customer training. My years here have been varied and I have played a part in most areas of the company. Customer training is a great aspect of the job, getting out to see customers making sure they benefit from the technology they have. On the odd occasion, I get the chance to dust off my tools and help with engineering works!
Michael Hill
Michael Hill
Networks Co-ordinator

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I have been in the telecoms industry since 2009. I really enjoy the challenge of an ever developing APR Telecoms wholesale department and also getting to work with such a knowledgeable and fun group of Engineers. When not at work or spending time with my family I enjoy trying to play guitar, reading graphic novels and watching some sci-fi.
Ben Purt
Ben Purt
Voice and Data Engineer

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My name’s Ben. I’m a time traveller from the year 1984. I enjoy a varied role at APR Telecoms installing and maintaining IP Cortex and Samsung telephone systems, CTI applications and the configurations of the networks they operate on. I also help out with the running of our in house IT servers, networks and database development. My hobbies are football, gadgets, eating sausage rolls and the works of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but most importantly spending time with my family.
Steven Waters
Steven Waters
Senior Telecoms Engineer

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I joined APR Telecoms in 2006 and I am now an APR Telecoms veteran. My role in the company involves managing the support queue, chargeable orders, logistics within the operations department, stock control and keeping the engineers calendars busy. It’s a challenging role but giving our customers first class service is very rewarding.
Matt Roebuck
Matt Roebuck
Senior Telecoms Engineer

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I started at APR Telecoms in 2009 after working at a previous telecoms company for 8 years. Since being at APR Telecoms I have gained qualifications in Samsung and Panasonic products. I have also completed the Samsung SCMC course and Wireless LAN installation course. My day to day workings within the company cover a wide range of skills involving new system installations and system upgrades, to maintaining our customer base or carrying out new CAT 5 or CAT 6 cabling installations.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children and trips away with the lads. My interests are football and golf (and any other sports to be honest). I am also part owner of a racing greyhound called ’Lads on Tour’.

Ian Robinson
Ian Robinson
Senior Telecoms Engineer

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I joined APR Telecoms in January 2007 as a Trainee Engineer. Over the years, my role has changed a great deal as the company has expanded. I am part of a team that is responsible for the day to day running of the service department. I am also responsible for maintaining our stock levels and making sure all parts and equipment are ready for each job. Away from work I spend time with my family and enjoy a kick about on a Saturday afternoon.
Ashley Cotton
Ashley Cotton
Installations Coordinator

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I am a trainee engineer and I am enjoying the challenge of developing in an exciting industry. I’m looking forward to becoming a fully qualified engineer and being able to complete jobs to the highest standard, whilst providing excellent customer service. When I’m not working I enjoy playing sport, I currently play rugby for Thetford RFC during the winter months and cricket for Diss CC during the summer.
James Roberts
James Roberts
Engineer

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I joined the APR team in September 2016. I am a NEC certified PBX engineer and I am proficient in network cabling and telecoms cabling. I joined APR with a view to expand my skill set and develop my career. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and going to the cinema.”
John Lord
John Lord
Voice and Data Engineer

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I am a keen telecoms engineer, always striving to learn new skills and add to my current skillset.

As the industry is always moving forwards, it is always providing new systems and technology to learn and master which keeps me on my toes.

Outside of work I spend a lot of time with my friends and family, or taking the dog on adventures around Norfolk.

Administrative Team

Julie Holland
Julie Holland
Administrative Assistant

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I have just become a new member of the admin team. I have been working in offices for over 30 years and I am really looking forward to the new challenges ahead with the company. I live in Wymondham with my Partner Kevin (husband to be) and my little dog Charlie Jack.
Angela Moloney
Angela Moloney
Administrative Assistant

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I joined APR Telecoms in 2016. My role includes credit control, processing orders and invoicing. In my spare time, my passion is gardening and I also enjoy body combat to keep fit.

Sales Team

Matthew Coe
Matthew Coe
Senior Account & New Business Executive

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I have gained a vast experience working in this industry from the late 90’s to enable me to recommend the best telecoms solutions for the variety of businesses we deal with. My philosophy is based on all companies needing some form of telephony but all have different requirements. In today’s marketplace an understanding of connectivity, user’s needs, beneficial applications and relevant technologies, is crucial to piece together the overall package. All this makes for a very interesting, varied and enjoyable role at APR Telecoms.
Keith Hobson
Keith Hobson
Senior Account & New Business Executive

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I moved to Norfolk in early 2000 and started with APR Telecoms on my 24th birthday. Since then, I have seen monumental changes in the industry. One of the toughest challenges is keeping abreast of all the developments. There are now so many different approaches and methods to give clients the right solution that you have to be extremely detailed and knowledgeable.

I count myself as one of the fortunate people that is lucky enough to enjoy what they do. I work in an ever changing industry with great people and for a company with an enviable reputation. Every day is different and I get to see how so many different industries work.

I have 2 teenage sons to keep me on my toes. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my boys play rugby and anything to do with sport on the TV. I play football part time with occasional games of badminton and table tennis.

Jonathan
Jonathan Strowlger
Customer Account Executive

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Having been in the industry since the change from analogue to digital back in the late 90’s, I have seen the vast changes in the telecommunications landscape.

Gaining an experience within mobile, fixed line and unified communications, this enable me to call upon my experience and knowledge to give customers a bespoke solution to their individual requirements.

It is great working for an organisation with both a solid and progressive reputation within a dynamic and ever changing industry.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 children, I am a keen runner and sports fan following Norwich City FC.

Sales Support Team

Adrian Hallam
Adrian Hallam
Telemarketing & Accounts Team Leader

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I joined APR Telecoms in June 2015 having decided to leave the corporate world of BT PLC where I had spent nearly 20 great years within various B2B Sales roles – in particular managing multi-function Inbound and Outbound Sales and Service Contact Centres.

My role here has evolved in a short time and I am now primarily responsible for Wholesale Network Sales along with managing the Sales Support Team. Being so close to our customers and seeing the impact of how we have helped them is a real benefit, together with working for a company that prides itself on the service it delivers to the local business community.

Alison Scales
Alison Scales
Network Sales

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Having started my career with APR Telecoms in 2002 I have held a variety of roles within the company over the years. My current responsibilities are as both customer service and network sales to develop our wholesale network division.

I am passionate about customer service and like to ensure that I provide the best service possible to our customers. I am office based, so I am only a phone call away to ensure prompt and friendly service for all of your network requirements.

Outside of work I am married to Ian and have two sons and a cat called Sooty. I am a Norwich City season ticket holder, enjoy holidays with my family, cycling and walking in the lovely Norfolk countryside.

I have 2 teenage sons to keep me on my toes. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my boys play rugby and anything to do with sport on the TV. I play football part time with occasional games of badminton and table tennis.

Jake Clachan
Jake Clachan
Telemarketing Operative

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I am one of the lucky few that has been giving the opportunity to have a career with APR Telecoms. Although I have limited experience, APR Telecoms has provided me with sufficient training to be able to inform customers of the company and the solutions which we offer to help their business. I hope to develop within the company and I was particularly excited to see that APR is now part of the Wavenet Group.

Outside of work I have been self-teaching myself the piano and inspire to one day after work teach others to play. I also enjoy long hikes.