The Arden Management Team.

John Banks

John Banks, Chairman

Arden’s chairman, John Banks, has been in the advertising and communications industries all his working life, from business graduate trainee to international chairman. Secretary of the Institute of Practitioners of Advertising for 10 years and on its council for 18, John worked for such esteemed personalities as Margaret Thatcher – handling all her private research for five years – and Prince Charles on several of his charities including Business in the Community, as well as running campaigns for other overseas governments. After three years as chairman of communications agency Imagination, John was appointed to the same role with Arden Telecom in 2013.

Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker, Managing Director

With his entire career in the telecoms industry, Nigel started and ran telecom provider businesses such as IDN, looking after the telecommunication needs of household names such as Coldseal Windows, Karen Millen and Moss Bros, before launching Arden Telecom in 2002. Identifying the opportunity for a new and complete kind of communications solution, he assembled a team of the best-qualified and most experienced people in technology, engineering, customer support and sales, and then oversaw the company’s expansion into Europe and the US.

Adam Winwood

Adam Winwood, Operations Director

Joining Arden Telecom in 2012 as Operations Director, Adam has combined his technical and commercial experience to offer clients an industry-leading standard of customer service, product development and service delivery. His career has been focused on the IT and telecoms industries in key operational roles, with a particular emphasis on the retail and construction sectors.

Julian Shaw, Technical Director

Having joined in early 2017 following the acquisition of Computerworld Business Solutions Julian has been appointed as IT Director of Arden Group. He brings with him more than 25 years of developing and managing technology solutions specialising in Managed Service Provision.

Michael Gowen

Michael Gowen, Sales Director

Mike has a wealth of experience in bringing sales teams together through acquisition and change within both the telecoms and managed IT services environment. After the acquisition of CBS he was appointed to lead the salesforce, grow the revenue of the business and align Arden with the market trend of a IT & telecoms converged marketplace.

Matthew Cusack

Matthew Cusack, Finance Director

Matthew is a CIMA qualified accountant who has spent much of his professional career working in practice, the construction and support services industry, and the automotive industry, where he managed and secured £8m funding for a number of projects and acquisitions across the UK and Europe. Matthew has continued the organic growth of Arden, the introduction of a new financial reporting system and taking the lead on all M&A activity since joining the company in 2014.

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