Business of the Year – Scale Up Award

Winner: UK Connect

UK Connect Ltd was founded by former Soldier PJ Farr to provide broadband connectivity to previously unconnected locations, such as new building sites. Realising the battlefield is better connected than some areas of the UK, he started his business with just £1000. It has undergone exceptional growth, become an industry leader, secured contracts with FTSE 100 companies and is now turning over more than £4-million.

Sponsored by: London Stock Exchange Group

Award presented by: Helen Helliwell, Director of the Armed Forces People Policy, Ministry of Defence

PJ Farr, MD of UK Connect said: “I am so honoured to have won this Award, it means a huge amount to both me and the UK Connect team. As an ex-armed forces member, I am inspired daily by the diverse and dedicated people and groups who support the Armed Forces. I am really proud that our business is involved with something that highlights the outstanding achievements of current and former servicemen and women, and their families. I would also like to say a huge well done to all of the other winners and our fellow nominees involved in the awards!”


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