FluidOne is an award-winning provider of Connected Cloud Solutions with a focus on customer service, consistently achieving one of the highest Net Promoter Scores (NPS) in the industry. Underlying its services is FluidOne’s national fibre network, Platform One, which is the most connected network in the UK. FluidOne has a strong company culture was ranked as outstanding in the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for awards 2021 and in the top 50 Technology companies to work for in the UK.
FluidOne supports the needs of over 1,300 customers, including 200 channel resellers, with services covering connectivity, SD-WAN, cyber security, IT managed services, mobile, IoT, UCaaS and CCaaS. Focusing on mid-market and Enterprise, FluidOne consults with its customers to design solutions that complement their in-house IT structures. FluidOne takes complex hybrid multi-site environments and makes them simple and secure, so end-users can access their business applications wherever they are.
Led by CEO Russell Horton, co-founder Chris Rogers (who started the business in 2006), CFO Roy Hastings and CRO Brendan Lynch, the management team is backed by Livingbridge to support their ambitious long-term strategy.
The market for network connectivity across IOT, Cloud and Mobile is a fragmented and growing one. As companies across all sectors recognise the need for digital transformation we see multiple opportunities for FluidOne to gain market share. The business has acquired four businesses under Livingbridge’s ownership through a successful buy and build strategy, and there is strong M&A pipeline of further opportunities to build on.
Our investment is further supporting FluidOne in the significant opportunities it has identified for cross-selling, targeted sales, marketing campaigns and new product development.
In May 2022 the business announced its agreement on a material new debt facility with a leading bank.
We have demonstrated impressive growth over recent years and have significant ambition for the future, so it’s very pleasing to have Livingbridge’s support as we look to exploit the numerous opportunities and develop a strong M&A pipeline in this expanding market.