West Comms History

Due to the privatisation of BT in 1984, Iain Stewart (a Granada TV trained Electronics Engineer) founded West Communications Ltd in 1985 supplying and installing London and Phillips PABX Telephone Systems plus ‘Cellnet’ and ‘Vodafone’ Analogue Mobile Phones in a shared office in ‘Sticker – St Austell’. By 1987 West Communications moved to its own premises at Daniels Lane, Holmbush, St Austell in Cornwall and traded from this address for the next 12 years. At the time, Panasonic had become one of the market leaders for Telephone Systems, and West Communications Ltd soon became a Direct Authorised Panasonic Dealer.

By 1990 the demand for Public Address Systems linked to Telephone Systems was growing and therefore our Engineers were trained accordingly to install, expand and repair PA and Hearing Loop Systems. Audio Visual products were also added around this time due to demand from Schools and Conference Centres for projectors.

In 1991, due to the demand for ‘Structured Network Cabling’ in the form of Cat5 and Fibre Optic West Comms Engineers received training to ensure qualification in the correct methods of installation with South West Water became one of our first major clients at both their Holmbush (Saint Austell & Exeter) Offices and our current Managing Director (Lorna Hogg) joined the growing team.

By 1999, West Communications had outgrown the premises at Daniels Lane and relocated to ‘The Estate Office’ in Charlestown, Saint Austell where we traded for the next 13 years. Due to the demand to provide Cat5E, Cat6 and Fibre Optic Cabling the storage facilities at Charlestown became unsatisfactory and therefore in 2012, West Communications was on the move again to more suitable Office premises at Unit 1 Bucklers Lane, Holmbush, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3JN.

West Communications prides itself on its ‘Team’ from your initial contact with Customer Support, Sales, Engineering through to Accounts we all work hard to provide the ‘Complete Communication Solution’ with an ongoing network of support to all clients – past & present. The West Comms team have a wealth of experience and knowledge you can rely upon. Our Maintenance contract guarantee access to West Comms full team for any technical assistance (no matter how small). With extensive support from various external sources and full technical backup rest assure you are in safe hands….


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