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Meet The Team


John Gillborn

Chief Executive Office

John is the Boss.  His passion is the business, offering great solutions, ongoing support, and advice to new and existing customers.  He started his career as an installation engineer running cables and setting up phone systems, he worked for a number of start-up telecoms resellers after the market liberalisation in the early 80’s.  John started iCS in the early 90’s from under the stairs at his parents house.  From here he would make calls, book appointments and sell key systems, often turning up a few weeks later (to the customers surprise) to instal their new system!  He now spends most of his time with new business sales, which he loves, selling solutions to new customers and partners clients.  The longevity of the company and the retention of so many customers from the early days is testament to the service the whole company strives to achieve.

“We aim for the stars but sometimes miss”.


When not working, John is a qualified day skipper and enjoys nothing more than sailing boats, dinghies and land yachts.  He has two teenage daughters and walks most days with his loyal labrador Mayo, who has recently been accepted to be become a ‘Pets as Therapy‘ dog.

Ben Philpott

Managing Director

Ben was born and bred a South London boy.  He started his career in mechanical engineering, moving into telecoms in the early 90’s working on a number of roles and finally becoming the Technical Director at a major Telecoms Distributor.  Ben joined iCS as our Head of Operations over 17 years ago, working his way through to General Manager and then becoming our Managing Director over 5 years ago.  He is involved in the strategic direction of the business and in all board level decisions.  He has a passion for getting things finished and has the ‘ear of everyone’ In the organisation; he reminds John of this regularly!  In the past two years he has also managed the sales team, supporting the day to day activities and assisting them with his presence in the field.  In addition, he provides executive support to a handful of key accounts.  Ben is straight talking, logical and very fair, an approach which has created him respect within iCS and the industry, making him the man to refer to in the organisation.


Outside of work, he is happily married with three grown up daughters and a number of cats.  He enjoys keeping fit, fishing, fettling at home and most importantly spending time with his family.  He looks forward to family holidays and the occasional break with his wife now the children are independent.

“Talk to one of our telecoms experts.”

How to find us

3rd floor
377-399 London Road
GU15 3HL

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