Key appointments at Northumberland-based Trench Networks

Northumberland-based Trench Networks, which specialises in bespoke connectivity services for the construction industry, has bolstered its team with the appointment of a new field service engineer and an apprentice junior systems analyst.

The recruitment drive comes as the company approaches its third anniversary in business. Owned and managed by Kevin Latimer and Claire Hollyman, Trench Networks has worked incredibly hard to launch its unique product to the market and is now taking the business to the next level.

“We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved so far at Trench Networks,” Claire said.

“Since establishing the business in 2015, we have brought our ‘Outpost’ product to the market and attracted several blue chip clients including a number of prominent housebuilders, civil engineering companies, utilities and commercial contractors across the North East.

“Our new appointments will enable us to service the growth of the business and better serve the needs of our existing client base by having more boots on the ground.”

Kevin West is Trench Networks’ new field service engineer. Having previously worked for multi-national construction firm, Carillion, Kevin is an experienced site engineer and will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of Trench Networks’ systems on customer sites and will also provide IT support and technical assistance.

“I’m delighted to have joined the team at Trench Networks,” Kevin said.

“It’s a young, dynamic company to work for and I’m really enjoying learning about what they do and how they build their Outpost product from scratch, install it on sites and see it deliver results for clients.”

Luke Davison is the team’s new apprentice. Luke will shadow the rest of the team to build up work experience while studying to complete his Level 3 Infrastructure Technician training through Newton Aycliffe-based Baltic Training. Once fully qualified, Luke will provide first-line support to Trench Networks’ clients in his role as junior systems analyst.

“To be able to work alongside the team at Trench Networks as part of my apprenticeship is fantastic,” Luke said.

“The technical knowledge and hands-on experience that I will gain will stand me in very good stead for my future in the IT sector and I’m keen to learn as much as I can from Kevin and the team as I progress through my training.”

“This is a really exciting time for the business,” Claire added.

“To have grown the business organically to a point where we can create sustainable jobs for good people is a real achievement and we are delighted to have Kevin and Luke on board.”

Trench Networks was established in 2015 after founder and technical director, Kevin Latimer, recognised a niche in the IT market for a product which could service the internet connectivity needs of businesses who require provisional or semi-permanent WiFi access.

Utilising 15 years’ experience as an IT manager at an index top 100 construction company, Kevin developed Trench Networks’ multi award-winning Outpost solution which would combat the signal issues usually experienced by contractors when operating from off-grid locations, such as construction sites, metal site cabins and temporary office spaces.

To find out more about Trench Networks’ products and services, call 0333 101 4101 or visit

Photo caption – (L to R): Claire Hollyman, Kevin West, Kevin Latimer and Luke Davison of Trench Networks pictured with their Outpost product.



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