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Bluebell appoints Gamma founder Banner

Paul Withers
February 7, 2011

Gamma Telecom founder Paul Banner joins board of B2B service provider as non-executive chairman to head up its buy-and-build strategy

Bluebell Telecom has appointed Gamma Telecom founder Paul Banner to its board as non-executive chairman. He is tasked with leading the company’s growth strategy through the acquisitions of other businesses.

Newcastle-based Bluebell Telecom said Banner’s appointment compliments its current strategy, which aims to achieve growth by “acquiring profitable and successful businesses that add value to its proposition as a whole”.

The new non-executive chairman has had a presence in the private equity sector for over 20 years and entered the telecoms sector in 2001, co-founding service provider Gamma Telecom. He also founded service provider Epsilon Telecommunications in 2006.

Banner (pictured) said: “Through a concerted and strategic buy and build approach, I expect Bluebell to grow at a significant pace over the next two years. The company has a strong leadership team, the right approach and the backing of top-tier financers, all of which are set to contribute to impressive sustainable growth.”

Bluebell Telecom director Mick Crosthwaite said: “Our sharp focus on simplifying communications coupled with the expertise Paul brings gives me the confidence that we will continue to grow and become a strong force in business telecommunications. Our business is evolving and we will continue to seek out businesses that bring Bluebell an extras edge against the competition.”

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