Excalibur Communications have been crowned the Wiltshire Area winners of HSBC’s Global Connections initiative. Picking up their award at a prestigious ceremony held at Stephen Graver Kitchens near Bath.
The companies will now go on to compete in the South West and Wales Regional Final, with six winners from the Regional Final competing for the National titles.
Now in its fourth year, Global Connections recognises businesses which are achieving excellence in three categories – innovation, international trade and mid-market growth. The competition is founded on the belief that expansion and success for UK businesses is likely to come to those that venture beyond their home territories and take their products and services into the growth markets of the future.
Those companies shortlisted can gain access to lending facilities up to £6m, linked to a financial reward of up to £120,000 (doubled for the National winners) and the opportunity to take part in an International Exchange – a series of seminars, visits and networking. These exchanges take place in cities around the world selected as growth markets of the coming decades. Previous destinations have included New York, Singapore, Shanghai and Dubai. Business owners leave with a fresh perspective of international markets and a revitalised vision for their business.
Swindon-based Excalibur provides businesses communications, including mobiles, landlines, broadband and IT support to over 5500 companies UK wide. Run by CEO James Phipps, the company is a Vodafone Platinum and Microsoft Gold Partner amongst its other industry accreditations.
James commented “We’re extremely pleased to have won this award, it reflects the hard work Excalibur has put in to become the premier business communications provider in the South West. I would like to thank all the staff at Excalibur for supporting our growth plans and enabling us achieve this prestigious award. We’re very much looking forward to seeing what the regional finals bring.”
Adrian Wheeler, Finance Director at Excalibur who collected the award.