For 24 years, Global 4 Communications have been providing innovative telecoms solutions to SMEs as well as some of the largest market leading companies throughout the UK.

As an ISO certified company, we understand the importance of quality and customer service and it’s this understanding that has helped us become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of telecoms solutions.

As the financial arena has changed, Global 4 Communications have worked with businesses across multiple industries providing them with solutions that help to reduce costs, improve work flow and increase sales performance. With this cross-industry knowledge, we are confident that we can offer great benefits to businesses looking to update or improve their current system(s).

Below are just a few of the industry sectors we have worked within.

Estate Agents Retail Pharmacies
Dentists Schools Charities

Passionate about business telecoms

Passionate about telecoms

Working with a wide range of businesses throughout the UK, Global 4 Communications supply telecoms systems to customers looking to reduce costs, improve work flow and increase sales performance.

Passionate about business customer service

Passionate about customer service

Global 4 Communications are proud of the exceptional customer service we offer our valued customers from initial installation, to our on-going account management. All our customers have access to a personal and informed UK based customer service help desk along with a dedicated account manager and all maintenance visits are followed up with a courtesy call to ensure customer satisfaction is delivered.

Passionate about telecoms business partnerships

Passionate about our partnerships

Global 4 Communications are proud to be an award winning premier business partner of NEC. Having worked with NEC for almost 20 years, we have established one of the largest NEC install and maintained customer networks in the UK. With their global reputation for uncompromised quality and innovation, NEC products continue to be at the forefront of the telecoms solutions we supply.

Passionate about telecoms saving money

Passionate about saving you money

Using our industry expertise, Global 4 Communications will work with your business to help identify the methods in which you can reduce costs, improve workflow and increase sales performance. By utilising our free telecoms review, our team can collaborate with your business to offer advice and solutions on how you can best achieve these improvements. With many reviews resulting in increased sales and first year savings of over 40%, we are confident our recommendations will yield instant results for your business.

Trusted by over 500+ organisation

Our network of customers range from sole traders right through to large market leading companies. With 24 years of experience combining the best-in-class telecom solutions with unrivalled customer service, we have built a up strong reputation for quality are a preferred telecoms provider for many of the UK high street’s major brands.

Charity Telephone Systems Retail Telephone Systems Telephone Systems Motoring Telephone Systems Shop Telephone Systems

Meet the Directors

Telecoms managing director

Nigel Barnett


Nigel Barnett is one of the best executives of his generation and is the founder and owner of Global 4 Communications and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the business.

Prior to founding Global 4 Communications Nigel was a successful serial entrepreneur, building and selling companies. In 1998 Nigel decided to create a family business; Global 4 Communications.

Under Nigel's leadership, Global 4 has set out to make telecommunications better for business by introducing market-leading solutions, addressing the issues that frustrate and annoy customers through highly efficient customer service. Nigel believes that excellent customer service can be provided by focusing in on attention to detail of the customer’s requirements.

Nigel is a firm believer that the art of good management is in delegation. Nigel has put a quality management team in place at Global 4 Communications that has enabled us to address the challenges of rapid growth whilst also retaining an eye on the profitability of the company.

Sales director of business broadband provider

Carl Barnett


As Managing Director, Carl Barnett oversees overall co-ordination, management and leadership of Global 4 Communications. Key functions include development and execution of company strategies, key account management and management and leadership of the various teams. Carl works in collaboration with the Global 4 marketing team to identify and develop marketing initiatives and new customer service opportunities.

With more than 15 years of sales and leadership experience, Carl has been immersed in the Telecommunications industry. Carl has worked from the ground-up at Global 4 Communications, having worked in each department at Global 4 Communications. This invaluable experience has enabled Carl to become a telecoms solutions provider. This unique skill has enabled Carl to become one of the most sought-after Sales Professionals in the Telecoms industry.

Telecoms Finance director

Richard Ellis

Finance Director

Richard is a fully qualified accountant and highly competent professional Finance Director with experience of successfully supporting significant growth and strategic company business plans. A results driven, commercially aware individual that thrives on working in collaboration with the business to facilitate ambitious growth plans.

He joined Global 4 Communications in September 2020 with over 20 years’ experience in publishing, advertising and more recently in the telecommunications industry where he was Finance Director for two similar organisations. He has responsibility for all of the finance functions.

Outside of work, Richard is a family man with a passion for football. He supports Spurs (for his sins!) and is often playing or watching his kids playing.

Telecoms managing director

Russ Barrett

Operations Director

Russ is an accomplished Technical Engineer, Manager and Director with over 20 years’ experience in heading up large teams and complex projects. He’s highly experienced in Telecoms and IT installations as well as maintenance, logistics, and provisioning. Russ first joined the telecommunications industry in 1998 as a trainee engineer. He progressed into operations management and became the company Director in 2012. His achievement meant that he formed part of the Management Team that was awarded the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For award in 2017.

His aptitude for technology and a proven track record in staff advancement, change management, business development, as well as customer satisfaction are assets that we look forward to benefiting from within Global 4. We welcome Russ to the Global 4 team and look forward to achieving great things together.

Sales Director

James Routledge

Sales Director

James Routledge has been with the business for over nine years and has proudly progressed through the company, starting as a telesales representative in 2012 and working his way through the ranks to Sales Director today. James has a prior background of debt collection, which certainly saw him enter the business as a tenacious individual.

Renowned for his determined work ethic and natural sales ability, James works closely with the whole sales team to support a consultative and comprehensive approach to client acquisition that wholly benefits the customer and showcases Global 4’s abilities.

James proudly supports Chelsea and frequently lets Richard know who he believes to be the better team.

A Greener Telecoms Provider

Global 4 is working hard towards reducing its carbon footprint with the following green policies in place:

  • Saving paper with online billing, reporting and monthly electronic invoicing.
  • The use of FSC paper for all printed literature.
  • The use of web conferencing for training to reduce the need for travelling.
  • Recycling facilities at head office.
  • Employing remote workers reducing staff travel.
  • The re-use of telephone systems and equipment whenever possible.
  • Head office is powered by energy that is generated from renewable sources such as hydroelectricity, wind and solar power.
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