VFM started as a TV content distributor, before expanding to offer a unique approach; the installation of physical network solutions in addition to network services. Vision Fibre Media’s comprehensive installations offer bespoke independent fibre optic networks within homes and businesses working with private and social developments, providing the capability needed for its ultra-fast broadband. The networks carry a range of digital services to residents, including ultra-fast broadband (up to 85 times faster than the UK average), telephony services, and digital TV services. The networks can also facilitate the communication and service delivery processes of Local Authorities through for example, the provision of a TV-based portal, and networked TV screens in public areas.
Vision Fibre Media is led by company director Ian Ratcliffe with his core team having over 30 years industry experience in the design and project management of physical networks, telephony, cable TV services, coax TV, fibre, and mobile. Vision Fibre Media provides a fully managed and secure network, with exemplary customer service. The company strongly believes in operating from the forefront of the latest developments, both in technology and in digital content; this evolution allows VFM to best serve the needs of its customers.
Based in London, VFM offers its services throughout the UK. Recent and ongoing projects include the installation of fibre to the home network in the prestigious Kings Chelsea housing development in Chelsea London, and latterly a complete bespoke fibre all the way to the home optic network for The City of London’s iconic Grade II listed Barbican Estate. Residents will benefit from VFM’s contract with The City delivering the latest in technology for 25 years, affording it the status of the largest UK residential retro-fit development with full access to the fastest UK ultra-fast broadband.
Ian Ratcliffe stated that “from the outset ESRG saw the value and growth potential of VFM and has been a loyal and committed partner actively seeking further ways to enhance, grow and mentor the business going forward”
The investment secured is being used to fund the rollout of the Barbican Estate network and will assist in the running of the company as it seeks further opportunity in the market place.
“This is a great investment and opportunity on its own merits. There’s great synergy with other investments such as MoMedia and City HomeTech, which complement each other perfectly within the business.”
Executive Chairman, ESRG Group