5. Eclipse Internet
Award-winning Eclipse Internet was established in 1995 and is one of the UK's longest established Internet Service Providers. Now part of KCOM Group, the company continues to be based in Exeter where it is a major employer with over 100 employees. The company provides a full range of internet services to companies throughout the South West and the remainder of the UK.
In September 2016 the company was highlighted as one of the UK’s best cloud solution and network providers by industry judges at the Comms National Awards.
When asked why Exeter is the right location for their business, Eclipse’s Pete Tomlinson said:
‘Exeter provides an ideal base for our organisation due to its central location and ease of access. Many members of staff are able to walk or cycle to work whilst others commute in by car or train.
Whilst making the most of the latest technology, we also concentrate on the essential basics such as reliable equipment, in-house knowledge and sturdy, fast connections. Eclipse is now a national ISP, but we remain dedicated to our customers here in the South West. Both our equipment and the majority of our staff are located in our offices in the centre of Exeter. We continue to provide a 'local feel' to our customers in Devon and as a result we have been able to build relationships with other IT companies and organisations based locally, which in turn leads to a sharing of knowledge and skills.
Being in Exeter, we are in a perfect position to provide fast, effective support to our customers as and when required. Our staff are happy too and we have maintained a spectacularly low turnover of staff which means that our team continues to become more highly skilled as time progresses.’