Meet the team

Meet the team

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

Mark

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.

Kelly

Solution Provisioning & Support

Kelly is one of the longest serving team members at Next Communications. With over 15 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.

Darren

Business Development & Marketing

Darren has been a part of the Next Communications team since July 2020. A key component in our growth strategy, Darren has been integral in adding even more value to our strong market proposition and Service Excellence model. With over 25 years’ experience in a wide range of industries, Darren brings a variety of skills and strategic development opportunities to the business.

Craig

Mobile Business Development

Craig has been in his current role for 12 years, and a key member of the Next team since 2001. A channel veteran with a wealth of market knowledge and mobile solution know-how, Craig began carving out his career in mobile almost 20 years ago. Craig heads up the Mobile Solution Team for Next, and his expertise, development style and client relationship management focus are invaluable to Next and its customers.

Sam

Mobile Solution Specialist

Sam joined the Next Communications team in 2014, straight from college on an apprenticeship. Having worked with our team for over 5 years, Sam is a supportive, diligent, and knowledgeable member of our Mobile Team. Sam has in depth expertise and can offer advice and help on all current Mobile Technologies.

Caleb

Mobile Solution Specialist

Caleb forged his early career in the Extended Warranty industry, moving on to Utility Account Management, and in 2017 subsequently joined Next Communications as a Mobile Solution Specialist. Caleb is fully committed to delivering the most positive experience for clients in every interaction. As an integral part of our Mobile Team, Caleb has the skills and experience we demand to keep our valued customers informed, supported, and satisfied.

Dave

Engineering & Project Implementation

Having spent 26 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.

Lee

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!

Toby

IT Support Specialist

Next Communications have always been committed to supporting the local community wherever possible. Part of that support includes the intake of apprenticeship team members. Toby joined Next in 2018 in the role of apprentice IT Support. Having worked through various educational courses and surpassed the attributes required, Toby has excelled in the role and helps to provide first class support to our cherished customers.

Why choose Next
Communications?

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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