Communications firm becomes part of government-backed Growth Accelerator scheme

-Funding helps firm to re-brand as Fore Solutions-

Southampton-based Event Communication Services has been given the opportunity to unlock its growth potential with funding and support from expert advisors as part of a government-backed nationwide scheme.

The company, acquired by Tom Ross in December 2012, is taking advantage of the government Growth Accelerator scheme to help it achieve further growth and ensure long-term sustainability.

The company is a UK communications specialist and delivers solutions in radio communications, vehicle tracking, fleet management and business mobiles.  Under Tom’s leadership, and with financial assistance from the Growth Accelerator programme, Event Communication Services has undergone a re-brand with support from agency Digital Storm to become Fore Solutions and the company has also invested in excess of £20,000 in personal development and training for employees which has been provided by Dale Carnegie Training.

The new Fore Solutions company will continue its nationally recognised work in communication solutions and the re-branded company now incorporates four divisions – ForeTrack (vehicle tracking and fleet management), Fore Communications (corporate radio communications), Fore Business (mobile communications) and Fore Events (two-way radio hire).  The Fore Solutions head office is based in Southampton and an office has been opened in Poole, Dorset.

Commenting, Tom Ross said: “This is an excellent scheme which will really help small businesses like us to grow and become more competitive. A mentor has been assigned to us to share their expertise.  They have analysed the business to help us find what we could improve and I have been extremely impressed with the support that has been given.”

He adds: “It is an exciting time for us at the moment and we are delighted to reveal our refreshed brand, Fore Solutions, to new and existing clients.”

For further details on Fore Solutions please email [email protected], visit  or telephone 02380 249 860.

Event Communication Services wins contract for Bournemouth 7s festival

Bournemouth Sevens main festival arena

Southampton-based Event Communication Services (ECS) has won the contract to supply radio communications at the Bournemouth 7s festival, the world’s largest rugby, netball and music event.

Appointed by the festival owners, Diamond Sporting Group, and the festival’s crowd management, venue and event security specialist, Showsec, ECS will support the festival team from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May as 20,000 visitors descend on the festival venue, Bournemouth Sports Club, to watch more than 300 rugby, netball and dodgeball teams compete, as well as enjoy a range of live music and family entertainment.

ECS has been working closely with the festival team to design a radio communications system that will allow management and security to communicate and to control the thousands of visitors to the festival site.

There will be 150 radio users between the festival owners, Diamond Sporting Group, and the dedicated security firm, Showsec.  Two-way Motorola gp340 hand-held analogue radios with six channels, to cover the whole site, an antenna to boost the signal as well as desktop mobiles for the control room will be supplied.

ECS will also have on-site radio engineers to ensure all equipment works between all parties to provide seamless and efficient communications for a successful event.

Tom Ross, managing director at Event Communication Services, says: “Now in its sixth year, the Bournemouth 7s is becoming a highlight in the festival calendar and we’re pleased to provide support to the event team to ensure that all attendees have a safe and enjoyable experience.”

Festival director Roger Woodall adds: “I’m delighted to appoint Event Communication Services as our radio communications supplier to help us with the security and stewarding for the festival.  It is evident that the team has a proven capability to implement modern communication systems festival security and we’re looking forward to working with them.”