Hull graduates set for success with broadband business

Hull graduates set for success with broadband business

Two young entrepreneurs are looking to future success after setting up a new broadband supplier, Origin Broadband.

Founded by University of Hull graduates Oliver Bryssau and Henri Wust in 2011, Doncaster-based Origin Broadband is targeted to turnover £25m within three years.

The broadband supplier offers phone and internet services to businesses and homes across the UK, and recently secured a deal to supply fibre connectivity to the new Amazon fulfilment warehouse in Doncaster.

Finance Yorkshire has backed the firm’s growth plans, supplying a £550,000 investment from its equity fund, enabling it to employ additional sales staff and build its cable network.

Origin Broadband currently has a turnover of £3.5m and employs more than 50 people.

Oliver Bryssau said: “The business is adding customers every month and we put that growth down to having a quality service and a market leading price. We are focussing our efforts on business contracts, where companies come to us for advice and we offer a complete telecoms and internet solution.

“By investing in more cables and exchanges, we pay less to third parties and gain more control over the types of business solutions we can offer.”