Kelly Group

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Kelly Communications was founded in 1985 by Tim Kelly to target the unique business opportunities in the emerging UK cable television market. Kelly Communications was awarded its first major contract by Croydon Cable which included the very first cable television customer installation on 17th September 1985. This was a landmark achievement and was the stimulus for the remarkable future success of the company. The company’s solid reputation for providing a high quality of service quickly ensured its place as a major force in the business. As a result, it soon won further installation contracts UK wide. These included Windsor Cable, East London Cable, Birmingham Cable, North West Cable and Comment Cable among others. By the early 1990’s, the company’s level of service provision had evolved to include a complete network turnkey, planning, construction and maintenance service for existing and many new clients. This process led to the formulation of the Kelly Group structure in the mid-90’s where individual companies or divisions were established to expand into existing and other utility markets. As a result of the convergence of new and existing communications technologies at the turn of the new millennium, the Industry began offering business and residential customers digital and broadband services. In the early 2000’s, the Group formed Kelly Rail to target the network, signaling and communications opportunities within the UK rail industry. Kelly Rail has grown rapidly and now forms a major part of the Group’s revenue and contract portfolio. In recent years, the Group has successfully integrated into the brewery services industry specializing in onsite installation and support Since that time the Kelly Communications Group has evolved into one of the UK's most successful telecommunications and transportation infrastructure companies. Operating from a national network of over 40 strategically centred bases, we currently engage a workforce of 2700+ personnel. Our fleet of over 1800+ vehicles are efficiently managed and maintained from our state of the art centre in Dunstable. The Kelly Group currently comprises of a number of trading companies including Kelly Communications Ltd., Kelly Integrated Transport Services Ltd (KITS), Kelly Telecoms Ltd and Kelly Plant Ltd. Our current substantial client portfolio includes bluechip companies such as: Virgin Media, Tubelines, British Telecom, Serco, Skanska UK, Siemens, Verizon Business, Inbev, Network Rail, Innserve, Thales and Hughes / Camelot. If required, references may be sought from any one of our client companies above. We are also very proud of our prestigious national awards including the 'City of London Considerate Contractors Gold Award' (Seven years running); our first place Considerate Contractor Award with Westminster City Council together with numerous awards for fleet management. We are also pleased as an ISO registered company of our excellent Health & Safety record, which has also been recognised at national award ceremonies. Our Chief Executive, Steve Parry describes our company's vision as being:- "Able to maintain our position as the most successful telecommunications utility and transportation infrastructure services company through the pursuit of excellence in all our operations and thereby providing our customers with quality assured customized 'turn-key solutions' which is both reliable and cost effective"
HQWembley, GB


Kelly Group is headquartered in
Wembley, United Kingdom

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)650
Revenue (FY, 2018)£129 M(-16%)
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Kelly Group has an office in Wembley
Wembley, GB (HQ)
Kelly House, Fourth Way
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Kelly Group's revenue was reported to be £128.96 m in FY, 2018

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Kelly Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Kelly Group founded?

    Kelly Group was founded in 1985.

  • How many employees does Kelly Group have?

    Kelly Group has 650 employees.

  • What is Kelly Group revenue?

    Latest Kelly Group annual revenue is £129 m.

  • What is Kelly Group revenue per employee?

    Latest Kelly Group revenue per employee is £198.4 k.

  • Who are Kelly Group competitors?

    Competitors of Kelly Group include Blue Valley Technologies, Wave Broadband and VTR.

  • Where is Kelly Group headquarters?

    Kelly Group headquarters is located at Kelly House, Fourth Way, Wembley.

  • Where are Kelly Group offices?

    Kelly Group has an office in Wembley.

  • How many offices does Kelly Group have?

    Kelly Group has 1 office.