Discover Challenger

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Challenger is an independent, award-winning communications specialist offering a diverse range of telecoms solutions.

Working with leading-edge manufacturers in the world, we aim to serve our customers through innovative and responsive solutions. Plus, as an independent company, we can tailor packages to match individual needs.

We provide a range of services including mobile phone communications, vehicle tracking, voice telephony, and other data products.

Our dedicated account managers will work with you to understand how you can achieve business efficiencies with via our suite of connected products.

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The Challenger Ethos

Experience, independence, innovation and service.

These are the values that make Challenger the award-winning business communications provider it is today. Established in 1991, and serving a diverse base of customers, we have a wealth of experience and know-how in finding the right solution.

Not bound by any one manufacturer, we pride ourselves on our independence, matching needs with solutions that exceed expectations.

We meet needs with innovative products and services, custom tailored to guarantee improvements in business processes.

Above all, we provide exceptional service to our customers.

Understanding and implementing technology is nothing without the support of our knowledgeable, approachable and capable people.

Challenger Business Communications – built around our customers to set the standard.

Our history

1991

We were established by Jeff Eamens and Wayne Skellon. In the years that followed we opened retail outlets around the northwest tailoring unique mobile packages for individuals.

1997

Prior to the introduction of pre-pay phones we decided to focus on the corporate sector, and employed additional field sales and telesales staff.

1999

Jeff and Wayne launched Direct Mobile Solutions and Tariff Checkers, focusing on attracting customers with great deals, whilst Challenger concentrated on the customer service aspect of the business.

October 2000

Due to ongoing success more and more staff were employed, and all divisions needed to be in one place. All staff were transferred to premises on Deeside Industrial Park which has now become our HQ.

December 2005

Challenger Mobile Communications and Tariff Checkers merged into one company.

2009

Joined the O2 Partner Channel.

2013

We added VoIP to our product portfolio as the next big must-have for businesses.

2015

Acquired On Air Telecom base.

April 2019

A MBO (management buyout) took place that saw Jeff become the sole owner of Challenger. An exciting time for Challenger to grow and move forward.

2019

Saw us rebrand as Challenger Business Communications with a new logo and completely redesigned website.

2020

We replaced our entire business fleet with Teslas to help reduce our impact on the environment.

2020

Due to the global pandemic the majority of Challenger staff moved to remote working to ensure the safety of all employees. We also helped hundreds of our customers to do the same.

2021

Our 30th anniversary! We incorporated a new logo to reflect our 30 years in business, decorated the office with balloons and banners, and organised a Chester Zoo trip for all staff and families to help us celebrate this important milestone.

2021

We installed solar panels on the office roof to become more self-sufficient and move closer to net zero.

2021

Moved to permanent hybrid working to promote a better work/life balance for staff and reduce our collective commuting impact.

Sustainability

In early 2020 we replaced all of our company cars with Teslas in order to majorly reduce our impact on the environment.

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