With nearly 35 years of experience in the communications and IT industry, swcomms has become an award-winning provider specialising in supplying, managing and enhancing business infrastructure.
With a combination of qualified in-house engineering experience, a fully-managed service desk and passion for developing technical solutions for our expanding customer base, swcomms works to ensure businesses and other organisations receive the latest solutions to support their staff and customers.
What can you expect at swcomms?
swcomms is a forward-thinking company with emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. We share in our enthusiastic nature and culture throughout the business to deliver our core values into every facet of the organisation.
In 1999, we set an objective to become a £20 million organisation. Having achieved this and initially considered public ownership and outside investors, in 2003 the decision was taken by our chairman and CEO Tony Rowe OBE, and announced at our 20th birthday party, that ownership of the group was to remain in the private domain for the foreseeable future.
We now aim to achieve a £30 million turnover by 2020 (an objective now referred to as 30 x 20) by improving customer service and extending our sales reach and solutions. With an ever-evolving business and expansion on the horizon, we strive to understand and provide the latest leading-edge technical solutions for IT, cloud, connectivity and telephony requirements using a host of technologies.
Meanwhile, our teams uphold our values with the customers’ needs at the centre of our business. Our efficient, friendly and expedient nature provides an environment for every member within the team to contribute and engage with their colleagues and peers. We recognise long-serving staff members at 10 years, while anyone who reaches the 20-year milestone is presented with a Rolex watch.
As a member of the swcomms family you will receive initial and ongoing training which will include exposure to the different teams within the business, access to educational information and over time the opportunity to develop further skills within the organisation. We currently have 20 members of staff beginning a fully-funded NVQ in IT, software, web and telecoms. We have recently been recognised by the Express & Echo DevonLive Business Awards 2018 as the Employer of the Year and Apprentice Employer of the Year, and the Comms Business Awards by winning the Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year.
We have enjoyed a long history in the city and as the main sponsor for Exeter Chiefs, we have the benefits of having a top Premiership team on our doorstep with tickets available to staff for most match days as well as our annual corporate day when they enjoy full hospitality. The same team ethos that drives the Chiefs to victory is the same ethos we encourage within our staff while working together or taking part in our hotly contested annual Interdepartmental Games.
Sandy Park, home to the Exeter Chiefs, is also the venue for our fully funded and highly popular staff Christmas party with accomodation provided for those living further afield. We support staff in their charity endeavours while also investing our time and efforts as a patron of The Prince’s Trust and a support of the Exeter Foundation.
Our headquarters are located just off the J29 of the M5, near the park and ride stop. Our staff travel from all areas of the county, as well as Somerset and Bristol with car share opportunities available.
- Working hours: 8:30am – 5.30pm* (1hour for lunch) *Hours may differ for some roles
- Pay: Annual increments reviewed every year
- Pension: Enrolled in Government scheme with employer contributions
- Holiday: 20 days a year plus 5 days’ flexi after 12 months’ service
- Facilities: On-site subsidised canteen
“Our mission is to provide our clients with a solution in communication excellence from one unique source. Our commitment to this value-related goal will be reflected in the rewards to all our stakeholders.”