AdEPT Telecom Plc provides voice telephone services to both domestic and business customers. For business customers, it provides a selection of line rental tariff under the Workwise brand. For residential customers, it offers the Hometalk tariff rates covering local, national, international and mobile calls. The company was founded on February 2003 by Ian Fishwick and is headquartered in Kent, the United Kingdom.
Prior to founding AdEPT Telecom in February 2003, Ian spent 15 years as a Managing Director in the telecom industry. From 1983 to 1995 Ian rose through the ranks at Marconi Secure Systems including 2 years as Financial Controller and 5 years as Managing Director. From 1996 to 2000 Ian was a Managing Director at Telewest Communications, managing Telewest North West, Telewest London and South East, and Cable London. Ian was Managing Director of World Access (UK) Limited from 2000 to 2001.
John Swaite, Finance Director
John Peter Swaite (ACA) joined AdEPT Telecom in April 2008 as Financial Controller having spent nine years rising to senior manager level with Horwath Clark Whitehill, the Group's auditor. Whilst working for AdEPT’s auditor John worked on our flotation on AIM in February 2006. He was promoted to Finance Director in December 2008.
Amanda Woodruffe, Chief Operating Officer
Amanda has held a wide variety of Customer Operations roles for major companies. At BT she was a customer service trouble-shooter, winning the Chairman's award for Quality. Amanda worked with Ian Fishwick on the cable mergers of Kent, Essex, & London before taking on a national role at Telewest. She was a key member of the team that set up the discount airlines Go & Hapag Lloyd Express. Her consultancy assignments have been worldwide for companies such as Sonera (mobile) and BoStream (broadband in Sweden). She also worked as a consultant at EdExcel following the highly-published A-level fiasco in 2002. EdExcel went on to become 'best examination board' in 2003.