By now the stuff of legend, the story goes that Nexsis Comms Ltd began with one conversation between co-founders Sean and Leon in a kitchen. Friends since their school days, Sean and Leon were sharing a drink one evening when the pair decided to forge their own network infrastructure and structured cabling installation business.


With a modest team of 8 the pair weathered the storm of one of the most devastating recessions in recent UK history. This turned out to be a very busy year both personally and professionally; as both Sean and Leon welcomed their first and second children respectively! They also invested in the Head Quarters they still hold today in the heart of Ilkeston.


Fast growth and early business success began to earn the company some well deserved recognition, as Nexsis Comms Ltd won Fledgling Business of the Year for Derbyshire in 2011. Happy to keep it in the family, Leon’s sister, Zoe, and Sean’s partner, Emma, both joined the team this year, causing a boom in the progress of the business.


After reaching a milestone 10 members of staff in 2012, the team at Nexsis Comms Ltd welcomed a new baby as Sean and Emma’s second child was born. In the same year, Leon and Sean decided to launch their official branding, which included a number of branded vans.


In 2013 Nexsis Comms Ltd welcomed their first apprentice through the doors. Looking to encourage more young people from the community into the world of work, we took on Katie, who was then working for a qualification in business administration. She soon became a valued estimator, helping Nexsis build strong relationships with clients.


By 2014, Nexsis Comms Ltd had for the first time achieved – and quickly exceeded – their first £million in turnover. It was during this year that we rode the digital wave and joined the cloud throughout the office, changing from a server to Office 365.


Always eager to expand our output, this year we doubled the size of our engineering team, gaining 6 new staff members including our very first engineer apprentice. This apprentice success was continued as Katie went on to pass her Level 2 qualification. The team also said hello to Sean and Emma’s 3rd child.


By this year, Nexsis Comms Ltd had more than 20 members of full-time staff. As well as expanding our talented team we had been working hard over the past 6 years on gaining some big-name clients. It was in this year that we started our close relationship with Briggs & Forrester and Imtech, both of whom are giants in our industry.


Thanks to the hard work of Sean and Leon, the office team, and the talented engineers who were in charge of network infrastructure installation and maintenance, we decided to add the first dedicated marketer to the team. A plan was set in motion to make some big staffing changes to encourage targeted growth in the next year.


This was a momentous year for Nexsis Comms Ltd. Two non-executive directors, Martyn Cole and Ian Terry were introduced to the team. The pair both brought knowledge and experience they’d gained at companies like Microsoft and Fujitsu. Together with Sean and Leon, they decided to expand on the plan and make strides towards a more lucrative business strategy.


Nexsis Comms Ltd turns 10! Locals will have seen us in local newspapers and heard us on local radio station Erewash Sound talking about our birthday celebrations. This year we were also awarded Best Health & Safety Record Award of the Year by Briggs and Forrester!