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    Founded on the 16th August 1979, Shields is a privately owned company. Each Shields facility is certified to one or more of the following: ISO9001, TL9000, ISO14001, R2/RIOS or OHSAS18001. Copies of the EOH&S MS policy and other certifications are available upon request. We invite you to find out more about us, our customer satisfaction, our quality solutions, the value we place upon Corporate Social Responsibility and our on-going commitment to strong business practices. During our lifetime we created the first mobile phone take back scheme in the UK and successfully floated this business on the AIM London Stock Exchange in 2005. Since 2005 we have focused on fixed and mobile telecom networks, providing solutions that enable efficiencies by: Supplying equipment at 20%-50% of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) prices with assets that are available in our inventory today Generating value from surplus assets and creating a new revenue stream for Operators Providing OEM agnostic services both in our test labs as well as on customer’s sites Developing software that drives behavior and decisions to lower OPEX and CAPEX
    HQSanford, US

    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)132(+4%)
    Revenue (FY, 2015)£702 K(-39%)

    Key People/Management at Shields

    Tony Rice

    Tony Rice

    Gordon Shields

    Gordon Shields

    Daniel Jones

    Daniel Jones

    David Challis

    David Challis

    Gerrit van Dijken

    Gerrit van Dijken

    Toni Gibbs

    Toni Gibbs

    VP Americas
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    Shields Office Locations

    Shields has offices in Sanford and Aveley
    Sanford, US (HQ)
    4150 Church St
    Aveley, GB (HQ)
    Kerry Avenue
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    Shields Financials and Metrics

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    Shields Revenue

    Shields's revenue was reported to be £702 k in FY, 2015 which is a 39.4% decrease from the previous period.

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    Shields Online and Social Media Presence

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    Shields News and Updates

    South Shields baker turning passion into full-time job with five-figure funding

    A South Tyneside baker and entrepreneur has turned a hobby into a livelihood with the help of a five-figure investment fund from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Leanne Cummings set up dessert delivery service Elsie’s Kitchen 18 months ago, making d…

    South Shields FC expands partnership with Sunderland dealer

    Pulman Group has extended its sponsorship of South Shields FC into a fifth season. The partnership is said to have driven benefits for both parties since Pulman became the club’s official media sponsor in 2015. As well as continuing as the Mariners’ media sponsor, Pulman now also has its logo featur…

    ERA Shields Boosts Digital Marketing Efforts with Adwerx

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ERA Shields Real Estate, one of the most established and respected real estate firms in Colorado Springs, launched a digital advertising program for their newly listed properties. The Adwerx Enterprise Automated Listing Advertising...

    Board Level EMI Shields Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2024

    The worldwide market for Board Level EMI Shields is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly xx% over the next five years, will reach xx million US$ in 2024, from xx million US$ in 2019, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research) study. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

    £3.2m project underway to restore historic South Shields seafront park

    A new South Tyneside project to restore a local park is now underway. Work has begun on a multi-million-pound restoration project of North Marine Park, on South Shields’ seafront. Worth £3.2m, the scheme aims to put life back into the historic park’s original Victorian features as well as new elemen…
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    Shields Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Shields founded?

      Shields was founded in 1979.

    • Who are Shields key executives?

      Shields's key executives are Tony Rice, Gordon Shields and Daniel Jones.

    • How many employees does Shields have?

      Shields has 132 employees.

    • Who are Shields competitors?

      Competitors of Shields include magicJack VocalTec, SingTel and CounterPath.

    • Where is Shields headquarters?

      Shields headquarters is located at 4150 Church St, Sanford.

    • Where are Shields offices?

      Shields has offices in Sanford and Aveley.

    • How many offices does Shields have?

      Shields has 2 offices.