The Weston Group is delighted to celebrate 40 years in the telecoms industry this year for their Service Delivery Manager, Phil Beasley. Phil joined Weston Group in 2001 after a long and varied career in the telecoms industry that took him from the North Sea oil fields to the Palace of Westminster and eventually to Leeds with The Weston Group.
Phil began his career in September 1972 as an apprentice with the GPO Telephones (the forerunner of British Telecom) at £8 a week. When he qualified, to gain more experience and better pay, Phil volunteered to work as a GPO engineer in Aberdeen during the North Sea oil boom of the early 1970’s.
In 1981, Phil transferred to BT London Westminster District and promoted in 1985 to Deputy Communications Manager at the Palace of Westminster. There he was responsible for the day to day running of the 5,000 extension PABX serving Members of Parliament, the House of Lords and civil servants.
Phil then went into the private sector in sales roles first with Mercury Communications, before moving back to the North West in 1989. In 2001 he came on board with Weston Communications as our first direct sales person.
Phil now lives in Whitworth, Rossendale, in the house in which he was born with his wife and two teenage daughters. Besides his family Phil’s passion is golf having been a two handicapper in his heyday.
Commenting on Phil Beasley’s career, Gary Dale, General Manager for The Weston Group said, “Phil’s long and varied career has taken him from one end of the country to the other. He has seen the privatisation and huge expansion in the telecoms industry over the last 40 years and has played a part in many of the organisations that today shape the UK comms industry. For Weston, Phil has been a dedicated team player still managing several of our key accounts, while supporting our account management team in the critical role of provisioning lines, calls and the billing. We’re delighted to honour him in his 40th year of a great career.”