Founder and Managing Director
Kevin Penman is the Managing Director of VS Group Holdings and has more than a decade of experience in the fast-paced technology sector.
Keen to continue the legacy of his late mother, who spent her life working and supporting young people with difficulties, and touched by the work of a number of charities through his own personal life, Kevin had a desire to support the organisations whose work he had witnessed first-hand. This was his inspiration for building a business that was positioned to assist voluntary and charitable bodies to gain access to leading-edge technology while balancing crucial fund-raising and support work, helping them meet with their individual objectives.
Today, VS Group works with more than 300 organisations, primarily in the charitable and voluntary sector, with a team of ten operating from the Manchester base and serving locations across the UK.
Director of UK Business
With almost two decades spent in the B2B technology and telecoms market, and has worked across a range of progressive industries, Jason has a strong track record of taking leading edge tech products to the business community.
With a strong focus on client relations, he works closely with VS Group customers to help understand their individual challenges and help create solutions that are tailored towards their individual needs.
With expertise in helping charitable and Legal organisations, He is adept in working with VS Group’s customers, helping them to benefit from new technologies while refocusing their cash-flow towards their bottom line and the services they deliver.
He is a proud father of one and spends much of his time with his Fiance and beautiful baby boy in Lancashire.
Head of Sales & Operations
Our Head of Sales, John Frost, has over 11 years of experience within the Telecoms and Sales Industries, having previously worked for Daisy. He has brought his wealth of expertise to VS Group and heads up our Sales Team.
Outside of his work at VS Group, John is a family man with a wife and 3 kids, not to mention a passion for scootering.
Chantelle is a new addition to the VS Team and joins us a Personal Assistant to the Director’s. With over 4 years experience in administration, Chantelle is looking forward to hitting the ground running here at VS Group.
In her spare time, Chantelle likes to spend time socialising with friends, eating out and visiting the gym.
Declan is new to our team and joins us as our Marketing Manager here at VS Group. With previous experience in telecoms and hospitality, Declan is eager to make his mark on VS Group’s marketing strategy and get stuck into new initiatives.
In his spare time, Declan enjoys exploring the delights of Lancashire as well as going to gym.
Field Sales Executive
Mark has over 12 years of experience within the Telecoms industry, which has helped him to cultivate a wealth of specialist knowledge. He has previously worked at Eurotel and Daisy and is an expert in bespoke network services, connectivity, mobiles and hosted solutions.
Outside of work, Mark is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. Interestingly, he is also a black belt at Taekwondo!
Field Sales Executive
Jay has over three years’ experience within the Telecoms industry, working with a number of different SME companies with a varied set of requirements. Working previously in the financial and digital marketing sector, Jay has a wealth of knowledge to ensure a right solution is in place, making him a great fit for the charity sector.
Outside of work, Jay enjoys playing football and cricket at weekends and spending time with his family, walking his Basset Hound round the high peak.
Ellis has over 6 years of experience within the Telecoms Industry. He is well familiarised with the latest emerging technologies and is expert in providing the best-tailored solutions to the Voluntary and Non Profit organisations that we work with.
In his spare time, Ellis is a big fan of road biking and 76 miles is his record ride to date.
Ellie is new to the team and has previous experience in the utility industry. With her wealth of knowledge and eager to learn, Ellie is looking forward to helping charities across the UK with effective telecom solutions.
Outside of work, Ellie likes socialising with friends and family and frequently attends festivals with her friends.
Faz joins us here at the VS Group with a vast experience in the sales industry. Working previously for organisations that assist with people’s quality of life, Faz is ready to make his mark on the Charity Industry, specialising in cost-effective solutions.
In his spare time, Faz is a gym enthusiast and enjoys socialising with friends and family.
Josh is our new apprentice here at the VS Group. His enthusiasm and commitment makes him a great fit within the VS Culture and is ready to make an impact on the internal processes.
Josh enjoys watching football in his spare time, supporting Manchester United. As well as this, Josh likes to spend time with his family, in particular, family holidays and is an avid gamer, playing online with his friends.
SERVICE & PROVISIONING
Billing and Provisioning Manager
Alex assists with VS Group’s Customer Service operations. She has worked in the Customer Service industry since the age of 16, for some of the UK’s best known companies.
She is happily married and is the proud mother of her young daughter, Eleanor. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and cycling.
Customer Service Co-Ordinator
Louise is married with 3 children and has over 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry. Working previously in telecommunications, Louise is an expert in customer service and provisioning.
Outside of work, Louise is a bubbly character who enjoys socialising, having family days out and shopping. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family, in particular, family holidays.
Nakita joins the VS Team with 14 years experience in the telecoms industry, Nakita is an expert in provisioning and within operations and is a great asset to the business.
Outside of work, Nakita is a bubbly character who enjoys socialising, having family days out and shopping. She also enjoys spending time with her family, in particular, family holidays and walking.
Head of Engineering and Technical Operations
Platinum accredited Jim has more than 39 years’ experience in the fast moving telecoms and technology sector, working with the leading hardware vendors and expert in more than 20 different type of telephone systems.
From installing a telephone system at Royal household Clarence House, through to a complex hotel system on the Penguin-inhabited island of Tresco in the Scilly Isles, passable via Chinook Helicopter and golf buggy, his experience is expansive.
Glen is our newest addition to the technical team here at VS Group. With over 22 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, Glen is an expert in dealing with systems ranging from Samsung, NEC and Panasonic, to name a few.
In his spare time, Glen enjoys spending time with his two children and playing the odd game of snooker, golf and darts alongside the occasional beer.