Meet the team

Meet the team

We are Telecoms. We are Proud. We are Next.


Managing Director

Mark is the architect of the cultural values that our business is built upon. Leading from the front is a term loosely used at times, in Mark’s case it embodies the philosophy that drives his aspiration to make the Next Communications Company Mission a reality. Mark has a comprehensive Telecoms background, and an infectious passion for customer care. Combined with his honest, upfront approach, clients can continue to experience the kind of unrivalled service Mark has made Next famous for.


Solution Provisioning & Support

Kelly is one of the longest serving team members at Next Communications. With nearly 20 years of experience in Telecommunications, Kelly has been committed to ensuring our valued customers have the positive experience they expect, and their businesses rely upon since 2006. Instrumental in bringing our ethos to life, Kelly’s behaviours personify Next Communications values.


Head of Mobiles

Sam joined the Next Communications team in 2014, straight from college on an apprenticeship. Having worked with our team for over 9 years, she is a supportive, diligent, and knowledgeable member of our Mobile Team. Her in-depth expertise can offer advice and help on all current Mobile Technologies.


Engineering & Project Implementation

Having spent 28 years heading up our technical team, Dave is the longest serving member of the Next Communications family. Dave began his career during one of telecoms most rapidly evolving eras, building extensive technical expertise with manufacturers such as Ericsson, Nokia, Panasonic, NEC and many more. Since 1995 Dave has been living and breathing the values that Next Communications are renowned for, demonstrating his commitment to service excellence in each client interaction and ensuring every Next customer continues to be delighted with our service.


Project Implementation Engineer

At Next Communications, the care and expertise of our front-line engineering team is critical to the experience our customers have come to expect. Lee has spent over a quarter of a century in telecoms. In-depth technical knowledge and understanding, combined with Lee’s pride in never letting a customer become dissatisfied or an issue unresolved, ensure that Next’s core values are upheld, and our list of delighted clients keeps growing!


Apprentice Enginner

David joined the team in April 2023, on an apprenticeship to learn all about engineering in the telecoms industry. He is learning all the tricks of the trade working closely with Lee and Dave learning to do installs and taking customer calls making sure all our customers get the best level of care.


Head of Sales

Grace joined Next Communications in 2022 in our sales team. Grace began her career in telecoms 12 years ago and brings a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise. She represents our brand and drives our sales and marketing forwards. Spreading our values to new customers as well as forming strong positive relationships and developing customers we already have.


Head of Customer Relations and Cuddles - Office Dog

Amber is our head of customer relations and cuddles. She is an instrumental part of our team, and her wagging attitude creates a positive atmosphere in our office. Her favourite hobbies are sleeping and keeping our brilliant team of engineers company.

Why choose Next

Personal Service

If you need a professional, local service that looks after your interests for the long-term then get in touch. Benefit from the best value, most reliable options available to suit your requirements. Receive honest and expert advice so that you can make informed decisions. Established in Southampton in 1988, we have built trusted relationships with hundreds of clients across Hampshire and the South, who value our honesty and integrity.

Quality Products

Next Communications are unsurpassed in our industry for both service and implementation and therefore we will only work with suppliers that match our own high standards. We are proud to be a Vodafone Partner, and a fully authorised reseller for O2, EE, NEC, Gamma, Wildix, Apple and many more technologies. Working with these manufacturers we can deliver the very best that telecommunications technology can offer.

Exceptional Value

We’re passionate about delivering the best value for money to our clients, always offering competitive prices ensuring you benefit from the most cost-effective solutions. To achieve that, we consistently review the marketplace to find the best value options to suit your needs. And this is our lifetime commitment to you. Building long-term relationships relies on trust, and we will regularly check that you’re receiving exceptional value.

Mark @ Next Communications Southampton is an expert in his field. Great service and knowledge coupled with an unbeatable price package - unreservedly recommend to all business owners.

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