On Thursday the 3 July it was a double celebration at Total Guide to Ltd’s head office; not only was it their first summer party at their new offices, but James Phipps, CEO of Excalibur Communications, officially became an investor in the company.
Over the last two years, Managing Director and Business Person of the year 2013, Liz Ledger and the Total team have been dedicated to establishing Total Guide to Swindon as their flagship site. Having already branched out into Bath, Bristol and Manchester, and with an aim to have another 10 sites live by the end of the next year, James will play a crucial role in the growth and development of Total Guide to.
As the CEO of IT and communications company, Excalibur, James is responsible for the overall vision, culture and strategy of his business and is passionate about delivering an industry leading service. Having successfully lead Excalibur from a £50,000 profit to over £2million, James’ passion and expertise will be a vital asset in the company’s continual growth plans.
Having been a customer of Total Guide to Swindon, James was always really impressed with what Liz and the team did and as a friend offered his help and advice as the business was growing.
James commented: “I’m really proud to now be an official member of the team, and I am excited for what the next few years have in store. I believe that what Total offers is genuinely different and have experienced first-hand the benefits of advertising on their site; it’s for these reasons that the company has been a success so far.
“As Total branches out to further locations, and the company continues to grow, we will be looking to expand the sales and content team – employing local people and staying part of the community is another reason why Total works so well.”
Liz is thrilled to be working with James and is very excited for what the future holds Liz said: “James has already been strategically working with us for over a year and his involvement has already helped us execute our roll out plans successfully. The deal being made officially cements our relationship and means we can continue with our ambitious growth plans quickly.
“With James’ background in technology, growing a business quickly and his passion for Digital and Total Guide to, I couldn’t wish for a better business partner. I completely trust James personally and professionally so the business couldn’t be in better hands.”
Pictured: James Phipps & Liz Ledger