January 19th 2016, York, UK. Cellhire PLC has acquired a key competitor in the online space as it aggressively gears up to increase its UK market share. The acquisition brings the 0044 and Dataroam brands and their Managing Director, Angus MacLeod, under the Cellhire umbrella. Angus will join Cellhire as Head of Online Business Development for Cellhire UK.
Cellhire has supplied mobile roaming products to those travelling the globe since 1987 when the company was founded in York, UK. In that time the business has grown to an annual turnover of £22m. Recently, Cellhire has focused on growing its online business channels and has increased online sales in the UK by over 100% in the last 12 months.
Tim Williams, CEO and Chairman says, “We have made some excellent progress online in the last twelve months and we want to ensure that we maintain this momentum. Bringing 0044 and its sister company Dataroam in to the Cellhire family is an obvious progression to grow our market share and reinforce our position as market leader in the mobile roaming sector.”
0044 and Dataroam supply mainly voice and data and data only roaming solutions respectively and complement the Cellhire offering of similar products. 0044 has been in business since 2006 and has a growing user base and an excellent online reputation with both customers and search engines alike.
Matt Bennett, Managing Director of Cellhire UK says, “We’re very excited to be bringing the 0044 team into our UK business. We have a great opportunity to capitalise on their significant market share and use some of Cellhire’s significant in-house resource to maximise growth.”
Angus MacLeod, Head of Online Business Development for Cellhire UK and former MD of 0044 says, “I’m delighted to join the Cellhire team and share my knowledge and passion for the UK roaming sector within the business. I’m committed to growing the business’s UK brands and increasing Cellhire’s market share online.”
0044 personnel will be incorporated into Cellhire’s organisational structure and both 0044 and Dataroam will be based at Cellhire’s HQ in York.
Founded in York in 1987, Cellhire plc is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. The business also provides a UK and International portfolio to business customers who are looking for innovative, flexible solutions for their UK and international requirements.
In 2005 Cellhire won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the company’s continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.
Note to the press.
For further information please contact James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc, t: +44  1904 616784 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, t: +44 1403 711177