B4Rn Logo
Ash 1681503911

News & Events

Service Status

Employee Spotlight: Ashley McClements

April 14th, 2023


Name: Ashley McClements

Current Role: Customer Connections Team Leader

What attracted you to the fibre broadband industry?

I first got involved by working with my local community to bring fibre to our home; this involved being out digging in the fields fuelled on tea and cake. We had just moved in to the area when the project began and it became a great way of meeting our neighbours. B4RN looked like a friendly company that was dedicated to helping the community, it seemed like a unique place to work and start a career whilst allowing me to work in an area I love.

What sets B4RN apart?

We are registered as a Community Benefit Society and run by a dedicated local team with the support of landowners and volunteers.

How long have you been with B4RN?

I started with the company four and a half years ago as a receptionist. I then move into the role of operations assistant, allowing me to broaden my knowledge of materials used for a fibre build. Next, I successfully interviewed for a Project Coordinator role before moving into my current role.

Describe your role?

My current role in the company is as a Customer Connections Team Leader. I am responsible for managing the Customer Connections Coordination Team, liaising with volunteers, contractors, and engineers.

What advice would to give to women considering joining the industry?

Do not be afraid to put yourself out there, there are a lot of opportunities to learn within the fibre industry.

What do you see for the future of the fibre industry?

As Global demand continues to increase, and the Government continue to support the full fibre roll out the future looks very bright for the fibre industry, the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the importance of a reliable internet connection.


You can find opportunities at B4RN on our Careers page. Roles are also posted on our social media when they come up:
Facebook Ι Instagram Ι  Twitter Ι LinkedIn

Gavin And Belinda Second Nature Smallban

Stories from out in the field from our very happy customers

One residential customer in Over Kellet used to know whether it was worth firing up her computer by looking out of her front window to see what the weather was doing with her telephone line.

Customer Testimonial

We juggle two jobs from home, and it’s just been a game-changer. Just sign up! It’s the best internet service I’ve ever received, and I’ve moved a thousand times!
Georgiana, Dentdale
It has allowed us to improve our farm business through the implementation of Wi-Fi heat detection ankle bands on our herd, and thus improving our business productivity.
Heather Whalley, Farmer
OMG it is amazing! I don’t want to go back to London, which was faster than here, but not now! Just to say a BIG THANK YOU to all you guys, what a great thing you are doing. I’m shocked not everyone is signing up!
Customer in Norfolk
After lambing 1300 ewes a good film is what I want to watch and because we have B4RN that is no problem. Just enables me and my family to get on.
Farmer (Anonymous)
It’s like going from a Ford Anglia to a jet engine!
Jackie Frankland, Rathmell

We’re award winners!

Connected Britain Bpoty All Caps Edit Best Rural Isp Winner 2022 Inca Winner 2022 Medium Connected Britain Community Improvement Award Winner 2022 Inca Ispa 1663059912