Hampshire telecoms firm Onecom has been named Total Communications Partner 2018 at the Vodafone partner awards held at County Hall in London.

Partner organisations were recognised for providing outstanding customer experience, strong sales performances and success in collaboration.

Actress and comedian Sally Phillips presented the award to Onecom co-owners Darren Ridge and Aaron Brown at the ceremony on Thursday.

Darren Ridge, Onecom CEO, said: “This award represents the quality of Onecom’s relationship with Vodafone and the commitment of our staff in providing innovative, customer-centric total communications solutions through its network. To win this for the eighth year is a tremendous achievement, and a tribute to the work and dedication of Onecom staff around the UK.”

Whiteley-based Onecom’s relationship with Vodafone was further strengthened last year when the two companies signed a five-year deal which sees Onecom develop, launch and manage Vodafone’s Internet of Things (IoT) services for UK businesses, using smart devices and objects to help companies create more efficient processes and new revenue streams.

The firm, is the UK’s largest independent business telecommunications provider, operating from 10 regional offices, including Cardiff, Belfast, Southampton, Plymouth, Leeds, Telford, Norwich and Brighton.

It currently manages more than 325,000 mobile connections to UK companies.