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Jigsaw Group

Jigsaw Group logoJigsaw Group is one of biggest housing associations in Greater Manchester. Founded in 2000, Jigsaw Group is an innovative and ‘can do’ organisation which provides a range of services which go above and beyond our traditional housing management role.

As well as New Charter Homes, the Group includes Gedling Homes in Nottingham, Aksa Hones in Oldham, New Charter Building Company and Threshold, a specialist support provider.  Together, our mission is to provide GREAT Homes, GREAT Neighbourhoods and GREAT People.


Concept Solutions People

Concept Solutions People

Concept Solutions People (CSP) designs, builds and supports dark fibre infrastructure which enables Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband and private data networks. The infrastructure also supports many applications that need direct fibre connectivity such as CCTV, public WiFi, Air Quality Monitoring, security, smart bus stops, digital advertising and many new “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) applications. CSP has built over 200Km of fibre duct in various cities around the UK and is rapidly expanding its network.

Richard Auld
07803 737321

Brighton Digital Exchange

Brighton Digital Exchange logo

The Brighton Digital Exchange (BDX) is the carrier-neutral Internet hub for Brighton and Sussex.

It's run by a group of digital businesses working together in innovative ways to improve the digital infrastructure available to the Brighton business community and throughout the region. At the heart of BDX is a cooperatively-owned and run data centre, where member businesses can peer and colocate equipment; and from which they can provide services to Brighton businesses and the world.

Digital and service provider businesses are invited to join the cooperative that owns and manages the exchange. Member businesses can buy wholesale access to exchange facilities including rack space, peering LAN and fibre access to business units in New England House.



01273 448 448


Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust logoTameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside and Glossop. As a busy Foundation Trust Hospital we provide a range of high quality elective, emergency and specialist services for adults and children. Our mission is to work with colleagues, patients, carers and the wider public to ensure that at our Hospital


Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust logoSince its formation in 2002, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has grown to become one of the UK’s leading providers of community and mental health services. Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well. We employ 5,500 staff who provide care to 1.3 million people across six boroughs of Greater Manchester:

  • Bury, Oldham and Rochdale – community services and mental health for children and adults
  • Tameside and Glossop – children’s and adults mental health, health improvement and intermediate care
  • Stockport – children’s and adults mental health 
  • Trafford – community services and child adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Our mental health services provide care and treatment for people with mild to moderate conditions such as depression, anxiety or dementia, or more serious mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and more.


West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex councils have an exciting ambition to put the county on the map as a key location for digital investment, innovation and expansion.  West Sussex County Council, working with its tier 2 councils - Adur and Worthing Councils, Mid Sussex District Council,  Horsham District Council, Crawley Borough Council, Chichester District Council, and Arun District Council – are committed to working creatively with telecommunications stakeholders to get the best digital connectivity for the county.

County-wide, affordable, gigabit-capable connectivity is pivotal to the councils’ shared ambition to provide residents, businesses and visitors with a smart digital environment and access to efficient, cost effective digital services.

Our ambition underpins the county’s Economic Growth Plan to attract, retain and support growth through access to high quality connectivity that will open up new markets and fuel innovative, creative applications of emerging technologies.  

Our ambition is big and so is our vision.


Sarah Bazen – Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager

0330 2222374




The Midcounties Co-operative

The Midcounties Co-operative

Welcome to Co-operative Midcounties. We’re the UK’s largest independent Co-operative and we’re proud to do things differently.

With over 700,000 members, people are at the centre of everything we do. Our success is all about building great connections – with our customers, member owners and communities. These relationships are at the heart of our business.

We’re market leaders, and we’re proud of our wide range of services. We’re also proud of our great heritage. Our 150-year history makes us who we are today.

As demand for ethical shopping grows, there’s never been a better time to join us. We’re a progressive and socially conscious business, and we’re committed to paying it back. We’ll help you to make a positive impact with every pound you spend. Together we can really make a difference.


ITS Technology Group

ITS designs, builds and operates full fibre and hybrid wireless networks where they are needed most so that business and residential communities can access gigabit capable connectivity services through our trusted partner network. Having pioneered a ‘dig once’ model that reuses existing infrastructure where we can, our connections are:

  • Fast to install
  • Gigabit capable, offering the flexibility to scale to fulfil connectivity requirements and demand
  • Kinder to the environment as we don't need to dig up the roads if we can use existing ducts and other infrastructure.


Will Goodall
01928 291 000

Core Integrated Solutions

Core Integrated SolutionsCore Integrated Solutions specialise in IP infrastructure solutions for the IT, CCTV, UTC and Transportation sectors.  We provide both cable and wireless transmission installation services and solutions which for the Tameside Co-operative which mainly cover the installation and termination of the fibre optic infrastructure. Core-IS also provide ancillary services such as cable containment.

Part of the Core-IS scope of works is to also provide on-site maintenance and fibre optic infrastructure design.


Andrew Hedley
07825 070701

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside MBCUsing an innovative approach, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is working with partner organisations to build a new, advanced digital infrastructure to serve public sector, businesses and citizens. Cooperative Network Infrastructure is the result of that innovation.


Tim Rainey


CityFibreCityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform. With existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators. 

CityFibre has network rollouts underway with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access Full Fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and CityFibre continues to prime its existing network assets for expansion.

CityFibre is based in London and is jointly controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners.


Martin Kemp


Wyre Council

Wyre Council

We're committed to making Wyre a better for everyone who lives and works here.
We want to create a more inclusive environment for residents and businesses alike by providing connectivity fit for the future, developing skills for residents and supporting businesses.


Steve Simpson, Head of IT & Digital
07768 670 679

Digital Utilities

Digital UtilitiesDigital Utilities provides internet connectivity, communications and security solutions, managed cloud IT services and managed office technology services for business and residential customers.

We offer a full range of cost competitive services including full-fibre, low latency, high speed internet access; microwave radio point-to-point (PtP) and point-to-multipoint (PtMP) links; managed cloud IT services such as domain names, e-mail, web hosting, online file storage and backup services; VoIP telephony from small single handset to full business PBX-style; and managed LAN, firewall and cyber security solutions for office environments. All our services are supported by our experienced, hands-on technical team.


Dave Tarbatt

Network Connect

Network ConnectNetwork Connect is a specialist provider of Voice and Data solutions to business of all sizes, all over the UK. Proud to be a founding member of CNI, Network Connect can deliver high speed, robust internet connections at excellent prices.

Established for over 25 years, Network Connect strives to provide excellent service in all it does. 

Other services available from Network Connect include: 

  • Business phone systems and Unified Communications Platforms, both in the Cloud and On Site
  • Network Security including advanced threat protection, and bespoke cyber security reporting.
  • High speed, resilient wired and Wireless data network solutions.

For more information contact us on 0161 2142010 or sales@networkconnect.co.uk 

You can also visit us at www.networkconnect.co.uk

NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG

Tameside and Glossop CCG logoNHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) exists to improve the health care of the local population. We utilise the knowledge of our GPs and their practice teams to improve the way that local health services are currently delivered and to help our patients to make full use of the services that are available.


Manchester City Council

Manchester City CouncilManchester City Council is overseeing – with our residents, in partnership with businesses and others – a modern industrial revolution.

We’re embracing innovation – public and private sectors hand-in-hand – making change happen. 

Our local economy continues to grow faster than the UK’s, with rising employment in the professions and sciences, as we diversify towards knowledge-intensive sectors.

We’re harnessing and exploring the transformative potential of the digital and technology sector, attracting established firms and entrepreneurs to our supportive environment. Enhancing digital infrastructure for high connectivity is critical to our world-leading ambitions.

We’re a work in progress, making progress every day.


Angela Harrington, Head of Work & Skills
0161 234 3171

Link IP Networks

LinkIPNetworksWe are an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Network Operator providing high speed, low latency, internet connectivity to residential and business customers. We work with property developers and landlords providing internet and cloud services to multi-tenanted commercial and residential properties across the UK.
Contact Details
Name: Mark O’Connell
Email: mark@linkipnetworks.co.uk
Tel: 0161 813 1870
Web: www.linkipnetworks.co.uk


CBNDigital infrastructure is a powerful tool for transformation. For local economies, for public services, for opportunity. CBN has a unique approach to the development and promotion of transformational digital infrastructure, with innovations such as the Thin Layer Model, Digital Exchanges, Dig Once Trusts and Imagine IBZL.

CBN works with local authorities, businesses and NGOs, both in the UK and internationally. Our members and associates include some of the UK’s top experts in telecommunications strategy, business development, technical implementation and mutual structures.


Shaun Fensom
0161 283 2675

Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council

We're committed to making Blackpool better for everyone who lives here. There will be some exciting changes, including new places to shop and eat, new housing, better public transport and more modern, greener streets.

We want to create a more attractive place to live, with a thriving economy, leading to more jobs for local people.


Virgin Media

Virgin MediaVirgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline. Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises. Our interactive Virgin TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones. Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.


Thomas Poad



euNetworks is a European provider of bandwidth infrastructure services. We focus on delivering scalable, fibre based products and solutions to a customer base that is at the centre of technology transformation. Our customers require fibre based data centre to data centre connectivity, both within the key cities in Europe and between these cities, supporting both their bandwidth growth and the performance requirements that their applications demand. Our customers' needs shape how we develop our network further.


Ashley Griffiths



TNP provides high capacity internet connectivity, wide area networks, point to point circuits, and consultancy services through the innovative use of fibre, copper and wireless technologies. The unique vendor and technology agnostic approach allows large organisations to design, build and operate their own networks independently of the established telecoms companies. TNP’s focus is on offering its services to high capacity internet users and networking clients in the public sector.

Chris Wade
08456 800659

Ashton Sixth Form College

Ashton Sixth Form College logoAshton Sixth Form College is a leading provider of post-16 education in the Tameside borough. With years of experience, dedicated teaching, high expectations for learners and a diverse study programme, learners achieve and exceed.



ZayoZayo provides mission-critical fiber bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society.

From companies that are advancing communications, entertainment, healthcare and biotech, financial services, education, computing, transportation and more, these innovators are disrupting the way we live and work.

And while they’re shaking up the status quo, they have something else in common: they rely on high-performance fiber networks and infrastructure to move, process and store enormous volumes of data. With more devices and sensors generating data every day, fiber is the foundation to make it happen. With fiber, these forward-thinkers will make innovations like drone delivery, connected cars, smart factories and quantum computing a reality.

Zayo is the leading provider of infrastructure, with dense, high-quality networks in every major market in North America and many in Western Europe. Through partnerships with leading network providers, we provide our customers with global reach that takes them nearly anywhere they need to be. Our diverse lit and dark fiber networks provide critical connections to thousands of data centers, cloud providers, commercial and entertainment centers in more than 400 markets. And we’re expanding all the time– providing mission-critical routes for customers, more density, diversity, latency and turnkey mobile infrastructure, laying the foundation for our 5G future.


Andrew Tipping


TelcomTelcom offers high-speed business broadband via fibre and dedicated building-to-building wireless connection. Affordable ultrafast internet and great customer service. Established in 2014.  Telcom was started to change the ISP market, by giving great customer service, a transparent offer, and affordable prices for the latest technology.


Danny Smith

Tameside College

Tameside College logoBased in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside College is a further education college that offers a wide range of courses including Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships and University Level. We aim to give all our students an exceptional experience.


Lancaster City Council

Lancaster CCWe’re committed to delivering a green, healthy, inclusive and prosperous ‘smart district’ for the future, and making the connections that will enable us to achieve these aims for the benefit of all the district’s residents and businesses.

We believe that this approach will require strong foundations of digital infrastructure, collaboration and the adoption of digital technology and practice.

Our Digital Strategy sets out our plans to support the council’s priorities across a number of different dimensions, including:

  • Connectivity – providing first-class infrastructure such as Full Fibre and 5G to support a growing tech sector, promoting high value, green employment opportunities
  • Collaboration – enabling stakeholders to come together in partnership to deliver enhancements in health, innovation, nature and knowledge and address issues of social exclusion
  • Change – adopting digital methodologies across neighbourhood services, to enable better access to services and continue improving the council’s efficiency and agility in responding to the Climate Emergency and focusing on communities

This is a bold vision capable of making significant changes to the council, the district and to the wellbeing of all our citizens.
Steve Simpson, Head of IT & Digital
01524 958 424