Our Senior Leadership Team

Rich Hale

Managing Director

Rich joined Avonline in 1993 as an Installation Team Manager and has taken a number of roles in the business before being appointed as Managing Director in February 2018. Rich has spent over 30 years in the telecommunications sector working across many different and diverse projects. As Managing Director Rich has responsibility for, operations, performance and growth for Avonline Networks. 

Steve Sharp

Finance Director

Steve was appointed as Finance Director of Avonline Networks following its acquisition by M Group Services in March 2019, having previously worked for sister business Morrison Utility Services for seven years. During this time he established and managed an Independent Connection Provider business that provided large scale, high voltage connections to the electricity network for ‘one off’ clients. Prior to this Steve worked for E.ON for over 20 years in various financial and commercial roles and is also a chartered accountant. 

Trevor Thomas

Business Services Director

Trevor joined Avonline in 2002 having spent a number of years in operational roles with both Telewest (Virgin Media) and BT , Trevor is an accomplished operations director with experience spanning over 35 years across a number of disciplines within the telecom industry.

Giovanni Starnini

Commercial Finance Manager

Giovanni joined the Networks Department of Avonline in 2014 as Business Analyst and was promoted as Commercial Finance Manager in 2018. Emigrated from Switzerland in 2013 after completion of his MSc in mathematics, Giovanni and his wife liked so much Bristol that they decided to remain here and improve live and work experience.