Proudly supporting businesses like yours for over 30 years

Grapevine was founded in 1991 as a regional provider of business user mobile contracts. In the years that have followed we’ve added fixed line telecoms, managed IT support and connectivity solutions to the complete managed service we provide to our clients.

The changes we’ve made to our business have always reflected the fast-moving era of technology and communications that we live in. We’re proud to have accompanied many of our clients throughout their own evolution.

Meet our team Our journey

Meet our team

Our journey across four decades

  • 1988

    Brian and Hilary Vockins formed B.V. Communications

  • November 1991

    B.V. Communications recruited Pete Boby to launch Grapevine Communications

  • April 1992

    Grapevine Communications opened it's first retail shop on Widcombe Parade in Bath

  • April 1993

    Our longest serving employee Donna Fletcher joined the company as a Sales and Admin Assistant

  • Mid 1990's

    Grapevine expanded opening retail stores in Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Dorchester under the ‘Vodafone Centre’ name

  • November 1996

    Our current Managing Director, James Spinks joined the company as a Sales Executive in Poole

  • Late 1990's

    To avoid confusion with Vodafone’s own high street stores, all partner stores became ’The Word’

  • 2001

    Our Dorset team consolidated at Winfrith Technology Centre with a renewed focus on business contracts, following the sale of our retail stores

  • 2004

    Grapevine moved into it’s current Poole HQ at 19-25 Nuffield Road

  • 2008

    Our team in Bath relocated from the original retail premises on Widcombe Parade to Bath Business Park, Peasedown St John

  • 2011

    We celebrated our 20th anniversary by raising £20,000 for charity

  • 2012

    We introduced fixed line services to compliment our existing business mobile offering

  • 2012

    Bath Rugby appointed us as their Official Communications Partner

  • September 2015

    We acquired a local IT company to become a full-service technology and communications provider for our clients

  • November 2021

    Our fixed line services partner Gamma appointed us as 1 of only 16 Technical Alliance Partners in recognition of our product knowledge and expertise

  • November 2021

    Having continued to support our clients through the global pandemic, we celebrated our 30th anniversary in business

  • September 2022

    With IT services now a fully integrated part of our business, we achieved Gold Microsoft Partner status

  • Speak to us to learn how we can support you on your journey.

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Whether you’re a new business or looking to evolve your existing infrastructure, why not find out how you could benefit from our services?

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