Our History

Richard Gwilliam started easyNetworks in 1995. We install data networks and telephone systems throughout the UK. With our unique knowledge of computer and telephone systems, we became an early adopter of VoIP, the first being installed as early as the year 2000.

Our team have many years of experience working in most industry sectors. We understand how technologies interact and impact each other, which makes easyNetworks a valuable partner for their clients.

In 2018, Richard was invited to talks with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, known for leading consumer brands such as easyJet and easyHotel. During discussions, both parties realised they had similar values and easyNetworks was invited to join the ‘easy’ family of brands.

In March 2019 easyNetworks unveiled their new look.

The swift transformation with the addition of the distinctive “easy” branding has received an overwhelmingly positive response from clients across the UK.

Sir Stelios said “We are very pleased to welcome easyNetworks into our easy family of brands. This is our first venture in an exciting business sector that offers excellent future growth opportunities. Richard and his team bring something new and exciting to the brand and have already impressed colleagues and associates with their enthusiasm and synergistic plans for the future.”

Richard Gwilliam added “For an experienced and successful entrepreneur like Sir Stelios to recognise our potential, and to make a personal investment in the business, is a huge compliment. We look forward to extending our reach and offering more customers excellent value, and helping Stelios paint the country orange”.

Our Timeline

1996

One of the first companies to introduce mobile telephones into its services, working with handset manufacturers such as Nokia and Motorola, and airtime providers Orange.

1997

1997 Introduces first wireless network products (now known as WiFi) and launches first website, www.easy.co.uk. The company is turning over £250,000 pa and employs 6 members of staff.

1998

Easy Networks is working with customers across the UK, from London to Edinburgh.

1999

Accredited to supply, install and maintain Panasonic Telephone Systems. The company is turning over £700,000 pa and employs 8 members of staff.

2000

One of the first to introduce Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecoms platform.

2002

Achieves national quality assurance accreditation ISO9001 and employs 10 members of staff.

2003

Wins prestigious retail client – a department store in London – to install a telephone system with over 100 users which is still in use today. Product portfolio extended to include virtual services including; fixed lines, call routing, non-geographic numbers and broadband.

2004

Establishes partnership with BT Openreach to supply their telephone lines and services, and registers with OFCOM. The company is turning over £900,000 a year, employs 12 members of staff and relocates to premises on the Eastern Road in Portsmouth.

2005

Turnover hits £1 million and the teams has grown to 13 members of staff.

2010

Installs a ship-to-shore wireless system throughout the UK and in Europe for a leading passenger ferry organisation.

2012

Secures record order of £1.2 million.

2014

Gains Chas accreditation to demonstrate safe working practices with growing customer base in the construction industry.

2015

Installs full network and telecoms infrastructure upgrade for AFC Bournemouth to meet standards of the Premier League. A year later, Easy Networks provides the club with a cloud-based call centre, enabling ticket operation to be brought in-house and huge improvements to be made for fans’ experience. The company continues to support them today providing data networks, internet access, digital signage and telecoms, and mobiles.

2017

Successfully migrates to the new quality standard ISO9001:2015.

2018

Acquires ‘RPT Computer Installations Limited ‘a provider of computer networks in the heath sector, primarily hospitals and community care. Supports the government’s push for apprenticeships by providing opportunities for three new apprentices.

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COVID-19 update. We have noticed an increase with reported issues related to voice quality and connection stability, which is a result of unprecedented load on Internet based services. There is no single cause to these reported issues and we anticipate the primary networks to reconfigure their systems to manage the increased demand. We will continue to prioritise critical faults reported to our helpdesk. Please be safe.
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