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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
    HQAveley, GB

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    Employees (est.) (Feb 2020)126(+2%)
    Revenue (FY, 2015)£702 K(-39%)
    Cybersecurity ratingBMore

    Key People/Management at Shields

    Tony Rice

    Tony Rice

    Gordon Shields

    Gordon Shields

    Daniel Jones

    Daniel Jones

    James Williams

    James Williams

    David Challis

    David Challis

    Gerrit van Dijken

    Gerrit van Dijken

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    Shields Office Locations

    Shields has offices in Aveley, Sanford and Eindhoven
    Aveley, GB (HQ)
    Kerry Avenue
    Eindhoven, NL
    Jan Hilgersweg 11
    Eindhoven, NL
    Marinus van Meelweg 22
    Sanford, FL, US
    4150 Church St
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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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    Financial Leverage

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    Shields Cybersecurity Score

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    Shields News and Updates

    South Shields butcher announces plans for two new stores after home delivery "boom"

    A Tyne and Wear butchers has announced that it is aiming to open new shops in the North East after a “boom” in home delivery. Dickson’s Pork Butchers, which is headquartered in South Shields and has 31 stores, has revealed plans to open two new shops this year. This comes after a… Read more

    Planning permission granted to bring forward South Shields net zero offices

    Planning permission has been granted for an urban regenerator to bring forward a new sustainable office building in South Shields. South Tyneside Council’s planning committee has announced that it has given approval to Muse Developments for the construction of The Glassworks, a new 50,000 sq ft offi…

    Stamus Networks Partners with NATO for Locked Shields Exercise

    The company lends experts and technology to support the international live-fire cyber defence exercise TALLINN, Estonia, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stamus Networks, a global provider of high-performance network-based threat detection and hunting systems, today announced its successful...

    EDA participates in Locked Shields cyber defence exercise

    EDA participates this week in the Exercise ‘Locked Shields 2021’, the largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise organised from 13-16 April by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE). Taking place every spring since 2010, the exercise puts this y…

    Global Adult Incontinence Market Report 2021-2026: Diaper, Guards & Shields, Pads & Liners, Wipes, Disposal Bags & Pails, Skin Care Products, Mattress Protectors

    Dublin, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Adult Incontinence Market - Analysis By Product Type, Distribution Channel, End Users, By Region, By Country (2021 Edition): Market Insights, Covid-19 Impact, Competition and Forecast (2021-2026)" report has been added to…

    “Stylish” £10m development takes shape at North Shields Fish Quay

    Construction work is ramping up at a new multi-million pound residential development at North Shields Fish Quay. Developer Ian Stewart is leading the Shepherds Quay project to build 49 apartments and one townhouse in three blocks on the site of a former rubber factory on Clive Street. Designed by Ne…
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    Shields Blogs

    Shields doubles space at Staffordshire business park

    We’re excited to announce we have doubled the size of our midlands facility in the UK. Shaun Lea, EMEA director at Shields Environmental, said: “As our business continues to expand, it is great to able to continue our relationship with Folkes and grow within the portfolio. Tame Park is in an ideal p…

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Sparks as Managing Director of Shields Telecom Services

    Robert has an extensive background in telecoms and mobile infrastructure, with roles including Head of Finance for Cornerstone for the duration of the nationwide 4G roll-out for O2 and Vodafone in the UK and five years as Financial Controller at O2 UK.  He also worked in Telefonica Digital, a global…

    Supply Chain Partner, UK

    Purpose of Job Role Supply Chain Partner role within Shields to deliver Key Supply Partner Development and Management within our online presence MarketPlace. Responsible for onboarding and regular communication with all key stakeholders within this crucial element of the Shields Supply Chain. Job Ti…

    MarketPlace Sales Engineer, UK

    Purpose of Job Role Collaborating with the Sales Team to develop interest and financial growth in Shield’s MarketPlace software. They lead the new opportunity for a customer and Shields to build a partnership, demonstrating the MP product, developing key customer relationships, helps negotiates and …

    Field Deployment Technical Lead, UK

    Purpose of Job Role Technical Lead for the Programme/Delivery Management Team to ensure technical solutions are appropriate for the proposed project requirements. The position will require technical planning, coordination and communication in an effective manner with internal and external customers …

    Deployment Team leader, UK

    Purpose of Job Role To lead and develop the Field Engineers in our Telecom Projects as directed by the Field Delivery Manager. Ensuring all deployment activities are undertaken with due care for quality, safety and environmental purposes. Job Title – Deployment Team leader Job Focus – Deployment Rep…
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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 126 employees.

    • Who are Shields competitors?

      Competitors of Shields include CETIN, NBN Co and PHAROL.

    • Where is Shields headquarters?

      Shields headquarters is located at Kerry Avenue, Aveley.

    • Where are Shields offices?

      Shields has offices in Aveley, Sanford and Eindhoven.

    • How many offices does Shields have?

      Shields has 4 offices.