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Founded in 1994, GGR Communications offer the latest solutions and technologies for Managed Network Services, Wireless Networking, Cloud Connectivity, Unified Communications, Network and Data Security.

We at GGR Communications pride ourselves on offering high levels of technical design and delivery, extensive 24/7 support services, including on-site maintenance, remote monitoring and fault diagnostic assistance, ensuring complete flexibility and peace of mind for our customers. At GGR we don’t want to just get a sale. Our team in focussed on creating long-term partnerships with our customers that deliver results consistently.

As a company, we believe in continuous learning and growing.  GGR is a Cisco Premier Partner, holding advanced certifications in Enterprise Networks, Security and Collaboration. All of our engineers are Cisco accredited, with many years of experience to draw upon, giving our customers the confidence that their network and IT infrastructure is secure and in safe hands.

Leading by example and driving GGR Communication’s passionate attention to detail as well as the provision of quality solutions and services is Adrian Clinton-Watkins, Managing Director since 2007. Adrian is also a member of an elite group of professionals holding a double CCIE qualification.

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Adrian Clinton-Watkins

Adrian Clinton-Watkins

Managing Director

Adrian joined GGR Communications when it formed in 1994 after completing a degree in Aeronautical engineering at Bristol University. He has over 20 years’ of network experience and was appointed Managing Director in 2008. In 2009 he became one of just 300 people globally to be awarded a double CCIE accreditation in Routing & Switching, and Voice. Now a 10-year CCIE, Adrian remains hands-on with the technical side of the business, as well as being the driving force behind GGR Communications Group, from design and presales, through to installation and support.  Away from work, Adrian is an avid skier and also competes in Speed and Hill climb motorsport events, in a car he builds and drives.

Katharine Griffiths

Katharine Griffiths

Head of Operations

After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies, Katharine went on to specialise in finance, becoming an FCCA. She joined GGR Communications in 2006 heading up their finance department, as well as taking on the role of Company Secretary. As the company grew, the role developed, becoming Head of Operations in 2013. While this role still encompasses responsibility for Finance and HR, Kath plays a pivotal role in supporting Adrian in running the business on a day to day basis, giving him the time to remain involved in any complex technical issues

Paul Basford

Paul Basford

Head of Service & Support

After completing a BSc Hons. Computing Science degree, Paul joined GGR Communications in 2007 as a Graduate Network Engineer working both on projects and within our Support Team. After almost 4 years in this role Paul moved into Technical Presales where he was responsible for meeting with customers to understand their challenges, translating these into technical designs and solutions. Paul became Head of Presales in 2014 and held this position for 3 years, before moving into his current role. He currently holds multiple Cisco certifications at Associate and Professional level, in addition to certifications with Meraki and Xirrus. Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and skiing.

Max Beaver

Max Beaver

Head of Sales

Max is responsible for the management of the Sales/Pre-Sales department at GGR Communications. He came to GGR in January 2013, after having spent 8 years working for BT Business Sales.  Max decided it was time for a career change and opted for a more technical role by heading over to the world of managed networks, studied for a CCNA and here he is.  Max became Head of Sales in 2018.  Time away from the office is usually spent with family and friends and he is a keen follower of Aston Villa FC.

Samantha Benton

Samantha Benton

Management Accountant

Sam has over 15 years’ experience working in finance.  She joined GGR in 2006 as Finance and Admin Assistant and has progressed over the years to her present position as Management Accountant.  Sam is responsible for the Company’s Accounts and looking after the day-to- day running of the Finance and Admin Department.  Sam’s spare time is spent with friends and family, running weekly, and taking part in the occasional mud run.

Charlotte Pilkington

Charlotte Pilkington

Project Manager

Charlotte became acquainted with GGR during a university placement year where she was working at GDST as Assistant Project Manager on a large multi-site network upgrade.  Charlotte subsequently joined GGR in September 2017 upon the completion of a BSc Hons Business Information Systems degree. Charlotte holds the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification which she applies to customer projects to ensure they are delivered successfully. She also manages the engineer resourcing, assigning our team of engineers to jobs.  Alongside IT, Charlotte has always had a passion for dance and qualified as an ISTD Tap & Modern teacher. Over the years she has taught a wide range of classes, genres and ages and remains heavily involved in the local dance school’s administration and event management.