7 Years in Business

The 18th of August 2021 marks 7 years since F One was founded. This is such a significant milestone for us here and we’re so proud to say that we’re still going from strength to strength.

It has been a very interesting journey for F One. The business was founded in 2014 and began in our Director Adam’s bedroom. Since then we’ve had 5 office moves. First to a chicken farm in Fareham, then to the brilliant Arena Business Centre in Southampton, where we moved to 3 different offices as the team grew! This year we made our biggest move to our new central Southampton office and we hope that this will be a great new base for us and our fast growing team.

It’s not just the location that has changed, the business has too! We began selling ISDN phone lines, a technology that has quickly been overtaken by the Cloud. We’ve also expanded our operation into connectivity and CCTV with great success. Our team has grown to 25, many of whom have been here from almost the very beginning!

Our Director Lee New had this to say about reaching our 7th birthday:

“I can’t actually believe it’s been 7 years since we started this journey! We’ve had a few difficult and testing times since we started, none more so than the last 18 months, but my overriding emotion when I look back over that time is pride. With the help of every single member of staff, past and present, together we’ve created a company that we can all be proud of.

Our Mission Statement reads “We understand everything ends one day, so we will enjoy every second of it” and we all live by that ethos. Our main aim as the owners of F One was to create a hardworking but enjoyable working environment for our team, and I feel that we have achieved that.

From our first office in a tiny, converted barn, to our shiny brand-new office in central Southampton, so much has changed and evolved but I can honestly say, I wouldn’t have done it any other way.

I want to extend my sincere thanks to all of our fantastic team, as well as loyal suppliers, we really would not be where we are now without your help and your input means so much. Here’s to the next 7 years and beyond…”

Now for some fun facts about how far we’ve come in the past 7 years:

  • 5 Office moves
  • 5 F One babies born
  • 1 Office dog acquired
  • Over 1.1 million road miles clocked up attending customers
  • 2 Teeth lost
  • 1 Hair transplant gained
  • 8 Relatives in the whole team
  • 300 Takeaways ordered
  • 123 Parking tickets received
  • Too many alarm clocks missed
  • 7 Fantastic years
  • 1 Brilliant team ❤️️

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