Edinburgh-based tech expert cautiously welcomes launch of Theresa May’s new Industrial Strategy for the UK
To secure a positive long-term future for all parts of the UK, we must see a greater role for smaller local companies to work in tandem with larger organisations to provide the best possible service to everyone.
That’s according to Ricky Nicol, CEO of Commsworld, who has spoken out following today’s launch of the UK Government’s new vision for a more modern Industrial Strategy.
He said: “It’s now broadly accepted that the success of our tech and communications industries are critically important to our future prosperity as a nation.
“We are cautiously pleased to see the government taking initial steps in enabling innovative businesses to flourish.
“What is important however, is that we learn the hard lessons of the past and foster competition beyond the established sector giants. This is vital if we are to properly harness the talent and innovation currently driving the digital and telecoms industries.
“To secure a positive long-term future for all parts of the UK, we simply must see a greater role for smaller local companies to work in tandem with larger organisations to provide the best possible service to everyone.
“The importance of this has been underlined numerous times with the failure of larger contracts to deliver for smaller communities, something that is only beginning to be addressed in many rural areas.”
Commsworld is an Edinburgh headquartered firm, with offices in Glasgow and Aberdeen and more than 70 staff operating across public and private sector contracts.
Founded in 1994, it supports thousands of the country’s leading organisations, in both the Public and Private Sectors, with their business critical Internet, Data and Voice Communications.
It is Scotland’s largest Indigenous Next Generation Network Operator & internet service provider (ISP) and has delivered major networks in Glasgow and Aberdeen and is the lead partner in CityFibre’s Edinburgh CORE network.
The firm is also delivering on major ICT contracts (through CGI) with both City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Borders Council.