Directors and senior managers
Steven Bradford – Managing Director
Steve started in telecoms as an engineer in 1988, and his career evolved through local and national management within the technical arena. Today, Steve heads the team at Ocean Telecom together with Lisa & Giles and when not at work, can generally be found at his local golf club, tinkering with cars, walking the dog, or on the XBOX. Yes, he’s an old gamer! Find out more about Steve from a recent interview.
Lisa Bradford – Financial Director
Lisa began her career in Telecoms in 1991 in administration, and moved on to undertake a number of management roles. Lisa moved to accounts when Ocean was formed and now oversees all financial matters. Lisa is a keen walker, enjoys watching sport, reading and of course dogs.
Giles Ecclestone – Sales Director
Giles was formally a professional cricketer, playing for Essex, and then in South Africa. He entered Telecoms in sales at a Suffolk based company more than 20 years ago. where he first met Steve and Lisa and rose through the ranks to become sales manager. Giles joined Ocean as its sales director shortly after it was founded. He is a keen sportsman, and retains strong links with cricket through his home club, Essex, England over 50’s, and the MCC.
Steve Murfitt – Operations Manager
Steve Murfitt began working with Steve Bradford in 1997 as an engineer. Steve has a very broad telecom and IT background and held senior engineering positions before taking on his current role in 2016. Steve is a dedicated family man, loves sport, enjoys snowboarding & taking part in Mud Runs.
Colin Penston – Sales Manager
Colin began his telecom career at NTL dealing with large corporate clients. He joined Ocean in 2005, and was promoted to Sales Manager in 2016. Colin’s experience in telecoms spans all aspects of Oceans portfolio. He continues to support a number of key clients, as well as undertaking his management duties. Colin loves living by the sea, Arsenal football club, and spending time with his family in Suffolk.
Buddy Bradford – Bone chewing Manager
Buddy joined the team in mid 2017. Formerly at the RSPCA, he joined Ocean with a clear mandate to eat, sleep & bark at strangers. We’re very pleased to say that Buddy has excelled in his new position, and become a welcome addition to the Ocean team.