Since its foundation 20 years ago, Portal has established itself as a leader in voice and data products and services. We are committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. Our history is already peppered with milestones and achievements which is testament to our continued development and growth in a complex and dynamic industry.  

 

  • 2018

    Quarter 1 – sold 3 multisite voice and data new business contracts.

  • 2017

    Added Cisco and Ubiquiti wireless technologies to the portfolio.

  • 2016

    Doubled size of account management team.

  • 2016

    Invested £50,000 in enterprise account management training.

  • 2016

    Became an Internet Services Provider (ISP).

  • 2015

    Purchased premises for expansion.

  • 2015

    Awarded major government expansion grant.

  • 2014

    Founder partner bought out.

  • 2013

    Helped Musical Keys, a disabled children’s charity, replace their telecoms contracts with FOC services.

  • 2012

    Repaid bank loans.

  • 2011

    Re-inforced a multi product strategy by gaining Cisco, Avaya & Panasonic accreditiations.

  • 2010

    Liquidity moves from adequate to strong.

  • 2007

    Converted high levels of short term debt to term loans.

  • 2006

    Invested in carrier grade test equipment.

  • 2005

    Began wholesaling data products.

  • 2004

    Began wholesaling carrier products.

  • 2004

    Awarded Direct debit facilities by the bank.

  • 2002

    Established laboratory and training facilities for the direct and sub dealer technical and sales teams. 

  • 2002

    1 Founder partner bought out.

  • 2002

    Established a UK wide sub-dealer network.

  • 2001

    NEC Main dealer.

  • 2001

    Left the national purchasing group.

  • 2000

    Sold a customer base to a carrier.

  • 1999

    Merged assets with a large regional competitor. 

  • 1997

    Introduced CRM database systems to the company.

  • 1996

    Joined a purchasing group with national coverage.

     

  • 1996

    Three partners started a business with high aspirations, no customers and £2,000 in the bank.