In 2008, PJ Farr joined the British Army. As an inquisitive soldier, PJ was fascinated by how the army could maintain reliable connectivity in such isolated locations.
He could take a photo and send it back to the UK, instantly. His father-in-law, however, couldn’t even get a good connection on his UK construction site, a problem that sparked PJ’s curiosity. If live sites could use technology to improve connectivity, it would bring huge gains. This was the start of ‘Countrywide Telecoms’, now known as UK Connect.
Our innovative offering took the industry by storm.
PJ went from building site to building site giving out broadband units for free. After trialling the unit for 30 days, the Site Agents realised that they couldn’t operate effectively without it. PJ’s solution solved their connectivity problem instantly. Over the next three years, PJ worked to help customers by providing innovative and reliable connectivity solutions.
A big year for the team.
We were supplying communications services to many of the largest housebuilders; Redrow Homes, Linden Homes, Barratt Homes and Thames Valley Housing. Just a year later, we gained a partnership with the house building giant, Taylor Wimpey and investing in new technology through partnering with Surrey University’s 5G Innovation Centre.
We’re the UK’s leading communications provider to the construction industry, looking after some of the UK’s most prestigious housebuilders and contractors.
PJ’s roots continue to be a huge part of the company culture and we’re passionate about supporting ex-veterans. And, X-forces has helped shape PJ’s transferable skillset and business maturity.
We’re an innovative, progressive company that’s passionate about the services we provide and proud of the way it enables the construction industry to improve its communications.
We are dedicated to our clients, our employees and delivering first-class technology solutions to the industry.
UK Connect is the UK’s leading communications provider to the construction industry. We’re an ambitious company that is rapidly expanding. As we grow we’re looking for dedicated people to join the team.
Please fill in the form below or speak to one of our team on 0333 900 9860 and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
“Working with UK Connect has been a smooth and easy process. The team has been fantastic by going above and beyond, getting our broadband installed for us within extremely tight deadlines and ensuring the client relationship is done in an efficient manner. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the UK Connect team, as I find they are highly reliable and have good attention to detail and carry out the job to an exceptional standard.