How Gradwell Started
“Gradwell” comes from our co-founder, Peter Gradwell. Whilst studying Computer Science at university, Peter bought a server and quickly realised that he could become a host for domains, websites, and email for lots of customers.
Peter had some colleagues who were based in other locations. He found that he could speak to them using a new technology called VoIP, saving tonnes of time and money. He quickly realised that SMEs like his were crying out for this same service. So, from 2002 onwards, Gradwell built its own VoIP phone network, now used by over 8,000 businesses.
THE CLOUD PHONE SYSTEM PIONEERS
We have been at the forefront of cloud communication technology for over 20 years and our agile and adaptive team of over 20 developers are constantly evolving and advancing our technology.
INDEPENDENT AND PROUDLY UK-FOCUSSED
We are an independent growing business with a passion of supporting other UK businesses. Whether you are looking to become a partner or are just starting out on a cloud phone system, we will be here to help grow your business.
BASED IN THE HEART OF THE SOUTH WEST
As a leading technology business based in the South West, we are proud of our heritage and want to help other UK based SMEs to innovate and grow through our pioneering communication solutions.
Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Simon has extensive experience within both telecoms and cloud subscription services, with his most recent experience focused around professionalising and growing businesses as a Chief Executive Officer. With his depth of experience and knowledge within the industry, he provides Gradwell with strategy and business leadership.
Chief Technical Officer
Peter founded Gradwell in 1988 as a pioneer of VoIP technology. Playing a key role in developing the Gradwell open-source network, he now oversees innovation and new product development, and is a sought-after speaker and commentator on technology trends within the industry.
Sales and Marketing Director
Jamie joined Gradwell in January 2019 from Gamma. Having led a growing marketing team for over four years, he later moved to build and run a SME focused sales team. Bringing with him a host of experience within the telecoms industry, he now leads and develops Gradwell's sales and marketing strategy.