Paul Astle – Operations Director
Paul has worked in telecoms for over 10 years starting his career as a Network Engineer working on the CLEO (Cumbria and Lancashire Online) project.
He later moved into a managerial role and became a Project Manager and was responsible for several large projects including deploying EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile) to 650 schools across Cumbria and Lancashire.
Other large projects include merging Lancashire County Councils and the CLEO networks delivering a saving of £800,000 per annum.
Paul is responsible for the smooth running of day to day TNP operations including our ISO9001 and ISO27001 accreditations and overseeing large projects.
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Scott Daniels – Managing Director
Scott has over 10 years experience in Network Engineering, beginning as a Network Engineer at Lancaster University, then becoming senior network architect at LUNS, before going on to become one of the founders of TNP in 2011.
As well as being responsible for the management of TNP, Scott oversees the hands-on, engineering-led approach of TNP, and has attained the Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE) and Fortinet Certified Network Security Expert qualifications, among others. Scott also holds ITILv3 Foundation and Prince2 Foundation.
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Chris Wade – Commercial Director
Chris has over 30 years’ experience in telecommunications and started his career with British Telecom. Thriving on new projects and technology, Chris went on to work with Datapoint and then First Direct, installing and managing some of the first digital ACD and Powerdialler systems in the UK. His consultancy and management skills were further defined at ACC Telecom where he introduced student telephone
and broadband services to some of the UK’s leading universities.
He then went on to gain valuable experience of public sector consultancy at Improcom Limited (now part of PTS Consulting). As a Director, Chris was working on some of the largest Higher Education and Public Sector networking procurements at that time. In 2005 Chris formed MML to provide independent consultancy in the ICT industry for both users and vendors. During this time he worked on successful projects at the University of York (for the Science Park IT Centre), Keycom PLC and Lancaster University Network Services.
Since 2012, Chris has managed the commercial growth of TNP. As a founder and Director he has successfully delivered large public sector networking projects with organisations such as Warrington Council, Shetland Islands Council, Stirling Council and Blackpool Council. TNP clients are able to benefit from Chris’s experience as both a buyer and a vendor allowing them to develop and evaluate complex specifications that can elicit the best solutions from suppliers and bidders.
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Robin Williams – Technical Director
Robin has over 10 years experience in network engineering and technical architecture, having built an LLU network spanning over 130 telephone exchanges across Lancashire & Cumbria before being one of the founders of TNP in 2011.
Robin oversees the TNP core ISP network as well as having technical oversight of all network proposals and designs. He holds the Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional (FCNSP) to name but a few of his technical qualifications. He is also trained for working at height, industrial climbing and rescue, as well as holding ITILv3 Foundation and Prince2 Foundation.
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Ian Anderson – Solutions Architect
Ian has over 14 years’ experience in Higher Education IT infrastructure delivery. Following a degree in Computer Science at Lancaster University, he joined the Information Systems Services department and held a number of roles through to Networking Group leader. He has been the technical lead and/or project manager responsible for procuring and implementing over £30m of capital spend including two datacentre refurbishments, re-architecture and procurement of core network, edge switch procurements and most recently the delivery of a refreshed telephony strategy and the subsequent implementation of a £1.5m Unified Communications deployment for 4,000 users.
Regionally and nationally, Ian is regarded as having technical expertise in his field. He was a retained consultant to the JANET Voice Advisory Service at its inception and has been appointed as an external expert to several public sector procurement panels. He has chaired the North-West Universities Purchasing Consortium Telecoms category group, and been a member of the National Telecoms Group (NTG).
Ian worked as an associate consultant with TNP for some time before becoming a fully fledged full-time member of the team, joining as Solutions Architect to lead the professional services team in both consultancy and network delivery engagements.
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