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FluidOne back ambitious growth plans by recruiting former G3 Comms CEO James Arnold-Roberts as Chief Revenue Officer

25 · SEP ·2020

FluidOne has announced the appointment of James Arnold-Roberts who joins the Board in the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer (“CRO”), reporting into Russell Horton CEO. The management team invested alongside Livingbridge in February 2019 to acquire the business and the company is now entering its next stage of growth with ambitious plans to treble revenue in the next five-years through organic growth and targeted acquisitions.



An accomplished entrepreneur with strong sales skills and expertise in change management, James will be leading the existing Sales and Marketing teams at FluidOne. He will also be responsible for developing a cohesive strategy across current and future business divisions, to drive continued growth, product diversification and cross-sale opportunities. Working alongside the executive directors, Russell Horton CEO, Chris Rogers Co-Founder and COO, and Hemant Patel CFO, in his new role James will play a key part in delivering against the company’s five-year target.


Commenting on the company’s latest recruit, Russell Horton, CEO, said:



“We are very pleased to have been able to attract someone with the quality and broad experience that James possesses to join our Board,. He will be an integral part of the team to help achieve our new 2020 vision and five-year plan. We look forward to supporting him in shaping the Sales and Marketing strategy and to build on our existing talent to ensure we have a best of breed sales and marketing engine as we continue to grow. We have a series of acquisitions in the pipeline that will complement our existing services, including IT services, UC and Advanced Security and James’ role as CRO is key to the execution of our vision as we scale the business.”


James Arnold-Roberts added;



“I’m delighted to be joining the team at FluidOne! Having taken time before joining to meet with the Board and understand their vision and the business, I believe FluidOne has a great platform and a fantastic opportunity in a dynamic, growing market. My extensive experience in connectivity and UC, leading teams to deliver consistent organic growth, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of private equity, all puts me in a great position to support Russell and the FluidOne board to deliver on their vision. I am fortunate to be joining at an exciting time for the company, with ambitious plans and a strong M&A pipeline.”

James’ appointment will support Horton and the FluidOne board on its journey to become the best quality Connected Cloud Solutions Provider to UK businesses, building upon their existing position as the most connected network aggregator in the UK. Businesses in the UK are already operating in multi-cloud environments and the complexity of these environments is increasing as businesses evolve on their digital transformation journeys. FluidOne sees a gap in the market to support businesses from end user to application by adding IT Services, UC and Advanced Security to its existing portfolio, through acquisition and organic growth. These Connected Cloud Solutions will enable businesses to choose the best of breed applications to keep them agile and competitive, providing the end to end service for secure single sign on, data integration, connectivity, cloud and end point security. FluidOne is uniquely positioned to deliver these services and this comes at a crucial time for businesses when agility and fluidity is essential to success.



Established in 2006, London based FluidOne is an award-winning network aggregator, serving the connectivity needs of hundreds of business customers and approx. 200 managed service partners.

FluidOne’s software defined national fibre network, Platform One, interconnects the wholesale services of every leading cloud service, datacentre, mobile operator, broadband supplier, fixed line operator and telephony service provider into a common service network, creating a single platform of pre-integrated services. FluidOne’s DASH customer portal makes these aggregated services easy to compare, easy to choose, easy to consume, flexible in use and as powerful and reliable as each customer requires. Led by CEO Russell Horton the management team invested alongside Livingbridge to acquire the business in February 2019.

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Posted by Karen Lane