Welcome to Node4

At Node4 our growing team of passionate individuals is dedicated to delivering the most effective application of technology to optimise business performance.

Customer focused flexibility

Launched in 2004, we have grown rapidly with our comprehensive service offering and the growth in demand for hosted IT and communications from fast growing businesses across the UK.

Our competencies include colocation, managed hosting, cloud servers, connectivity, SIP trunking and hosted telephony. We have four state-of-the-art Data Centre facilities: one in Northampton, one in Leeds and two in Derby along with presence in Slough and offices in Nottingham, Reading and Central London.

Our Data Centres offer the latest in environmental and security technology, ensuring that even the most mission-critical applications are hosted securely and protected. In addition to our infrastructure of top class Data Centres, resilient national network and enterprise-grade cloud platform, we have a strong business culture that is built around working in partnership with you.

We believe in flexibility because everyone is different and we view our customers as partners, working with you aiming for the best customer experience.

Andrew Gilbert, Managing Director

The Team

Without our committed and enthusiastic team we would not have been able to enjoy year on year growth and become the successful business we are today.

Andrew Gilbert

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew started his career as a developer and was involved with projects for PCWorld and Freeserve. Since then, he has held various positions within Dixons Stores Group (DSG) and other IT related companies. Prior to setting up Node4, he was Technical Director of another IT solutions provider, focusing on wireless internet access to rural areas along with hosted solutions.

Paul Bryce

Chief Commercial Officer

Paul has been with Node4 since its formation in 2004 and has been instrumental in the growth and success the business has experienced. After graduating, Paul started his career in technology sales by joining an IT reseller. With progression and a couple of business moves later he met Andrew Gilbert who, impressed with his work, invited him to come and build the sales and marketing strategy for Node4.

Russell Baker

Finance Director

Russell studied Management Sciences at Warwick University and after graduation joined KPMG. Following four years there, Russell spent seven years in logistics at Christian Salvesen plc. He then moved to Deb Group where he worked for 14 years, rose to Group Finance Director and joined Node4 in October 2013, shortly after the management buyout backed by LDC.

Bill Thomas


Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the IT services sector, having worked for over 20 years with EDS and Hewlett Packard, both in the US and in Europe where he ran the EMEA services business.

Prior to his appointment as Chairman at Node4, Bill Thomas has also held a number of high profile non-executive director roles at several companies; including the Co-Op Bank plc, Balfour Beatty plc, GFI Software, XChanging PLC, Spirent Communications and VFS.

Charles Ind

Managing Partner

Charles is a managing partner of Bowmark and co-chairman of the Investment Committee. He established Bowmark in 1997 and has jointly led the business with Kevin Grassby since 2000. Prior to Bowmark, he worked in investment banking with Morgan Stanley in London and New York, and in strategic management consultancy with the Boston Consulting Group. He has a first class degree from Oxford University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Stephen Delaney


Stephen has seven years’ experience as an investment director at Bowmark, and is a member of the Technology and the Business Services teams. He also leads Bowmark’s Financial Services practice.

Prior to joining Bowmark, he was a principal at mid-market private equity firm, Darwin Private Equity, where he worked on investments in the Technology, Financial Services and Consumer sectors.

Our History

Celebrating over 10 years in business and continuing to grow as a business and expand our service offering.

Opened for business


  • Opened the Derby office
  • Cisco Partner Accreditation
  • 3 Team Members
  • Core Network Established to Deliver Internet and Private Networks

Establishing a Foundation


  • Derby Data Centre Opened 30 Rack Capacity
  • Microsoft Accreditation
  • 4 Team Members
  • Core Network Extended for IP Telephony

Building Solutions


  • Unified Comms Launched
  • Data Centre Expanded for 150 Rack Capacity
  • 22 Team Members
  • Microsoft Gold Partner

Building a Reputation


  • SIPlink Launched
  • CNA Award Winner 2007
  • 24 Team Members
  • Cisco Unified Comms Product of the Year
  • 200 Rack Capacity

Taking the Green Initiative


  • Green Initiative Launched
  • XenApp Accreditation
  • Awarded EON Levy Exempt
  • New Site Opened in Leeds
  • Pro Cycling Team Sponsorship

Achieving Accreditation


  • ISO 9001 Accreditation
  • 32 Team Members
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Accreditation
  • Deloitte Fast50 Awarded 1st Prize

Expanding the Infrastructure


  • Northampton Data Centre Opened
  • Derby DC1 Expansion 1521 Rack Capacity
  • Cloud Solution Launched
  • European Data Centre of the Year

Continuing Growth


  • New 450 sq m Hall in Northampton
  • New 350 sq m Hall in Leeds Data Centre
  • 46 Team Members
  • RIPE 4 Star IP v6 Rating

Investing in the Business


  • LDC Investment
  • Marussia F1 Team Sponsorship
  • Corporate Rebrand
  • 80 Team Members
  • LETN Aquisition

10 Years in the Business


  • 110 Team Members
  • ITSPA Best Business Winner
  • London Offices Opened
  • Rittal Data Centre Excellence Award

Looking to the Future


  • Acquired Open Source Specialist Reconnix
  • Slough Data Centre Presence
  • Premier IT Aquisition
  • Cisco Master Service Provider designation

Start of the Next Chapter


  • Bowmark Capital investment
  • 185 Team Members
  • Launch of enterprise grade security portfolio
  • Expansion of Leeds and Northampton DC's

Awards & Accreditations

We are extremely proud of our achievements here at Node4 along with our accreditations and our associations with technology partners.

To take a look at our many awards and for more information on our accreditations and the technology partners we work with.

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