Commsworld names new chief executive and vice-chair

Commsworld names new chief executive and vice-chair


Independent network provider Commsworld has appointed a new chief executive, with former boss Ricky Nicol named founder and vice-chairman.

Steve Langmead, who has held the position of director since 2018, will now head the company from its Edinburgh headquarters. Commsworld said Steve will lead "an ambitious new growth plan intent on building upon the company’s impressive growth over the last five years in both Scotland and across the UK".

Commenting on his promotion, Langmead added: “I am honoured to accept the role of chief executive of Commsworld, and very much look forward to leading the company on this exciting phase of growth and development.

“I would also very much like to pay tribute to the huge achievements of Ricky Nicol. Since starting up Commsworld in 1994, Ricky has successfully built a highly-efficient business which delivers real value for its customers, fundamentally altering the digital landscape in Scotland and the UK.

“Both Ricky and Commsworld are a huge success story, and I look forward to continuing to work with Ricky. His entrepreneurial drive will still be at Commsworld in his new role as Vice-Chairman to guide the company forward to even greater success.”

Prior to joining Commsworld, Langmead served as SVP of Atos, and chief executive for Capita, with both roles based in Scotland.

Nicol, who is now known as founder and vice-chairman of Commsworld will remain on the board of the company he established in 1994.

He said: " Today is an emotional day, but also a good day for [me] and for Commsworld. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing this company grow and develop over the past 27 years. When I first started, we were the new kids on the block who had to prove our worth against some formidable and much larger competitors.

“Together with my excellent team, we achieved this through digital excellence, fantastic customer relations and a brilliant growth strategy which has seen us become the UK’s leading independent network provider.

“It is no secret that, as well as working hard to establish a successful business, I have faced and won my own battle with ill health. Not only that, but last year – the year of Covid – I became a grandfather.

“I believe the time is now right for a new leader to drive Commsworld forward and am delighted that Steve has accepted that role. He is a business leader with a huge track record of success, and I look forward to helping him in my role as founder and vice-chairman to achieve that success.”




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