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Ambitious jobs and growth plan revealed as broadband firm 4th Utility celebrates five years of success

Top broadband firm 4th Utility is celebrating its fifth birthday by announcing plans to drive further growth and create jobs.

The full fibre broadband provider was established back in October 2017, and has a week of celebrations lined up that include discussing exciting plans for the future.

Over the past five years, key achievements for the Greater Manchester-based business have included acquiring London-based Vision Fibre Media, receiving a £25m investment from DIF Capital Partners, opening a new state-of-the-art office in Hale, and rolling out its service passing 40,000 homes.

This week, as part of marking half a decade since the business’ inception, 4th Utility has announced its intention to expand headcount from the current 56 up to 100 over the coming months, as well as service another 250,000 homes over the next five years.

The week of celebrations will include a special social event for 4th Utility staff. That’s as well as CEO Tony Hughes appearing as a speaker at the Next Giga Connect Europe conference in Berlin, on the evolution of connectivity.

Tony said: “This week is a chance for the entire business to reflect on our fantastic success so far and focus on where we’re going. 

“We are quickly growing and have big ambitions for the future. These things obviously take time and depend on many factors, but we have the building blocks in place for a strong future.”

Offering flexible contract terms, next-generation connectivity and hassle-free installation, 4th Utility works with residential and commercial landlords to deliver ultrafast full fibre to homes and businesses via its own fibre optic network.

As well as multiple successes over the past half-decade, the company also places a lot of emphasis on supporting its local community.

Earlier this year, it launched a new social tariff, providing fast, low-priced internet for areas most in need of digital connectivity – for 50% cheaper than the UK average.

That’s as well as becoming the corporate partner of Smart Works Greater Manchester, a charity helping get more women into work. At the start of 2022, 4th Utility committed to raise £10,000 this year alone to support the charity’s work. 

Tony said: “It’s been quite a journey and on our fifth anniversary, it’s important to take time to consider just how far we’ve come.

“From the acquisition to gaining investment, to opening our new state-of-the-art office, to all of the things we do to help communities across the UK, what we’ve achieved is testament to the hard work of our incredible workforce.

“I’m proud of our achievements but we won’t be resting on our laurels. The next five years promise to be even bigger and better.”

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcock
With over 20 years of experience in the field SEO and digital marketing, Sam Allcock is a highly regarded entrepreneur. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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