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About The Loop Manchester

The Loop, powered by Gamma, is more than 170Km of fibre network in Greater Manchester, supplying direct connectivity to datacentres and ultrafast internet access to the private and public sector.

The fibre optic cables are buried under the region’s roads and remained largely dormant for over a decade until The Loop was launched in October 2012. The original cabling was installed by Atlantic Telecom, largely to support the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002, but Atlantic subsequently went into administration.

The Loop, which solely focusses on Greater Manchester, is based in Trafford Park. The network circles the city centre and stretches out to Eccles in the West, towards Oldham in the North, Stretford in the South and Gorton in the East.

With offices in Manchester, London, Glasgow, Newbury, Fareham and Budapest, Gamma has been ranked in the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ three years running and is a consistent ‘Network Operator of the Year’ award winner.

Gamma customers include FTSE100 organisations and critical welfare services. It operates a comprehensive service governance model, with the majority of products certified to ISO22301, ISO27001 and ND1643 (OFCOM’s mandated security standard for next generation operators).

Introduction to The Loop Manchester

The Loop Manchester Team

Ashley Griffiths

Ashley Griffiths

Managing Director, The Loop Manchester

Ashley joined Gamma in 2012 and has over fifteen years international telecoms experience. He is responsible for the strategic development of the Loop fibre network.

He has held a number of VP and MD posts and has both multi-national and venture capital start-up experience. He has a successful track record in a number senior leadership roles with companies including Symphony Teleca, Autodesk Inc and wireless start-up Vlingo Corporation where he participated in the successful exit sale to Nuance Corporation – at the time one of the largest dollar value East Coast VC exits.

Ashley now combines his telecoms and business skills with his local Manchester knowledge where he is responsible for The Loop.

Eliza Iatesen

Eliza Iatesen

Programme Manager, The Loop Manchester

Eliza has over 10 years’ experience in project management and stakeholder communications, working across public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally.

She has coordinated delivery and implementation of regional development projects, digital transformation, re-branding and systems integration across TMT, Healthcare and FMCG sectors. She has a track record of projects supporting commercial growth and market initiatives for increased ROI.

Eliza is a PRINCE2 Practitioner with a Master in Management. She speaks five languages and combines passion for technology with commercial acumen and product management, leading internal and external projects for The Loop.

Mark Worden

Mark Worden

Fibre Network and Facilities Engineer, The Loop Manchester

Mark joined Gamma in 2011 & is responsible for managing The Loop and Gamma Fibre Network Infrastructure in the UK.

With over 18 years of experience in Outside Plant & Planning he has gained extensive skills and knowledge on Fibre, CATV & Copper Design/Implementation for Trunk/Access/Business Networks & Diversionary Works.

Mark’s previous companies include Moywest Cable Planning Ltd & Virgin Media where he was responsible for the planning & implementation of numerous Business, New Development, FTTx & National Fibre Trunk projects.

Brands we work with

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Understand how we ensure quality service

At The Loop, we deliver the same impeccable quality standards as our parent company Gamma Communications plc, the UK-wide unified communications provider to customers including FTSE100 organisations, government and the NHS.

That means a comprehensive service governance model, with the majority of products certified to ISO22301, ISO27001 and ND1643 (OFCOM’s mandated security standard for next generation operators).

But quality is about more than ISO specifications, very important though they are. It’s also about people, about corporate culture and about having a certain approach to customer service.

We recognise that without customers we have no business, and so our entire organisation is shaped to deliver higher quality service than any other supplier in our sector.

From our network operations centre in the centre of Manchester, to the sales, provisioning and support teams that work from the same site, it’s customer-first.

Simply, we aim to deliver the most technically advanced and robust voice, data and business Internet possible, backed by a responsiveness and affordability that is second to none.

At The Loop, when we say quality, that’s what we’re talking about.

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