THE DIRECTORS

Kevin Penman

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.

Jason Savion

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 OFFICE

John Frost

General Manager of VS Group

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 Lord

Director’s PA

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 Walker

Marketing Manager

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.

Ellis Johnson

Charity Consultant

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 Evans

Charity Consultant

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.

Josh Licastri

Apprentice

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

Alex Challoner

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.

Nakita Filardo

Provisioning Co-Ordinator

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.

TECHNICAL TEAM

Jim Yelland

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 Heathcote

Technical Engineer

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.