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23 April 2019

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UK Connect triumphs at the soldiering on awards

We’re thrilled to share with everyone that UK Connect has won top prize in the Business of the Year – Scale Up category – at the Soldiering On Awards 2019.

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PJ Farr, managing director of UK Connect, was presented with the award by Helen Helliwell, Director of the Armed Forces People Policy, Ministry of Defence, at an award ceremony on Friday 5th April. The event was held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel and hosted by TV personality Carol Vorderman and former Royal Marine Commando, LCpl John-James ‘JJ’ Chalmers.

PJ dreamed up the concept for UK Connect when, as a soldier, he was often posted to remote locations and started thinking about how businesses survive in areas where broadband is not available. This inspired the idea for the company which PJ launched shortly after leaving the army with an investment of just £1,000.

In just five years, UK Connect has undergone exceptional growth to become one of the leading suppliers of communication solutions to the UK’s construction industry. UK Connect works with many of the industry’s leading housebuilders and provides more than 1,000 construction sites across the UK with its flagship super-fast broadband service, Site Connect.


“I am so honoured to have won this award, it means a huge amount to both me and the UK Connect team. As a former member of the Armed Forces, I am inspired daily by the diverse and dedicated people who support the Armed Forces. I am really proud that UK Connect is involved with these awards which celebrate 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!”
PJ Farr, UK Connect

PJ Farr

Managing Director

UK Connect

Find out more about UK Connect’s range of services including our fibre-speed construction site broadband (installed in under 10 days) and VoIP for business solutions.
Alternatively, please give us a call to speak to one of our dedicated account managers on 0333 015 5368.


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“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.

Jonny Leivesley

Redrow Homes

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