Glide Group targets higher education sector with new hire

Glide Group has announced the appointment of Bruce Girdlestone as the organisation’s sales director for higher education. Girdlestone will lead the company’s student sector sales team, focusing on purpose-built student accommodation.

In previous roles, Girdlestone led sales, business development and product teams across the fixed and wireless telecommunications industry. He has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications and spent the past two years setting up a new sales team at Wireless Infrastructure Group to deliver mobile connectivity to commercial, hospitality and residential sectors. Prior to that, he ran sales teams at Virgin Media Business.

Girdlestone (pictured) commented, “It's great to be part of such an exciting market that requires the smart and innovative solutions Glide can provide. What we do has a real positive impact on student communities. Glide has many strengths and great people with a can-do attitude. This places us strongly to scale our business as demand for fibre-based connectivity, internet access, and smart technologies continues to grow.”

Tim Pilcher, CEO of Glide Group, added, “We are delighted to have Bruce join the Glide team during this great period of growth. With an extensive background in the telecommunications Industry, Bruce will add extraordinary knowledge and expertise. His appointment is a significant next step forwards for Glide – it’s great to have him on board and we’re excited to see what the future holds.”

This announcement follows the appointment of three other members to Glide’s leadership team. Chris Bates, Sean Lowry, and Phil Duggan joined earlier this year as CFO, CTO, and COO, respectively.