Business & Economy
CityFibre appoints regional partnership director for Scotland & North East England
June 3, 2021
As part of CityFibre’s growth across the UK, a new regional partnership director has been appointed for Scotland & North East England.
Jason Legget has been promoted to lead the four dedicated city managers, while supporting the wider team to grow and develop as the build programme expands further in the coming years. Jason retains his existing City Manager responsibility for Newcastle, North Tyneside & Sunderland and will develop regional opportunities for CityFibre on a North East region and Scotland-wide basis.
CityFibre has committed over £600m investment to transform the digital infrastructure of Scotland & the North East. The company is building full fibre gigabit networks to over 1.2m homes in 12 locations – including Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Edinburgh, Stirling, Renfrewshire, Glasgow South, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Glasgow NW & Middlesbrough and with further network builds mobilising in the coming months. The investment is part of a £4bn plan to connect up to 8m UK homes to full fibre networks, enabling faster, more reliable internet services while futureproofing the UK’s infrastructure for decades to come.
Jason started his career working in telecoms for cable company Comcast Teesside and has spent the last 20 years working across the North of England leading development projects such as the MediaCityUK project in Salford and economic programmes including the NELEP’s Scale-up North East.
Jason said: “Since joining CityFibre, I’ve been blown away by the drive, ambition, and passion of our people – the Scotland & North East team are typical of this. I look forward to supporting the team and working with regional stakeholders to drive this much needed service to homes and businesses across Scotland & North East”
Andy Starnes, head of city development for CityFibre said; “As the CityFibre build programme expands in hundreds of areas across the UK, it’s important that we support our existing City teams, while also looking for regional opportunities. Our dedicated City Managers and our Regional Partnership Directors are there to make sure we have a positive lasting effect from day one in every city we build in.”
Residents across the Scotland & North East cities can find out more about the CityFibre build, check whether services are live and register their interest by visiting: www.cityfibre.com/residential