Mark Jones is the Managing Director of co-founder of Blizzard Telecom. Together with Martin Turner, he co-founded Symphony Telecom in 1996. With over 25 years’ experience in telecommunications Mark led the Symphony management team as Managing Director which built Symphony from scratch to revenues of over £60m from 20,000 customers prior to its sale to Redstone Telecom in 2006. Mark is an avid Arsenal fan and very inconsistent golfer.
Martin Turner is the Finance Director and co-founder of Blizzard Telecom and previously Symphony Telecom. Martin has an Engineering Degree and qualified Chartered Accountant, working for Arthur Andersen in London, and Price Waterhouse Coopers in the USA and Canada. He has acted as both finance director and CEO of several private start-ups and public companies listed on the London stock exchange. Martin has seen far too many Arsenal matches with Mark, and climbs the odd mountain from time to time.
Simon Rigg is Blizzard’s Channel Sales Director with over 15 years senior telecoms experience with C&W, Anglia Telecom, Gamma and Redstone where he built a distribution channel with over 150 partners and is looking to repeat this success at Blizzard. Simon has a degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University. By his own admission Simon is an average golfer, cricketer and triathlete but not an average swimmer – he is ranked in the top 30 in the world for his age group.
Nicky Sparks is Blizzard’s Billing Manager with over 20 years experience in fixed and mobile telecoms support services within the independent and plc sectors. Nicky is a keen golfer and circuit trainer, but would trade both for a sun lounger and bottle of wine in the right location.
Scott Pentecost is Blizzard’s Reseller Customer Service Manager. Scott and his team deliver and support the services to resellers’ end users. In the spare time he has, Scott plays bass guitar in a local band and hosts an internet based radio show.