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Profits up 30 percent and a familiar face returning to the chairman's office at Excalibur

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Excalibur HQExcalibur HQSwindon-based telecoms and IT solutions service provider Excalibur Communications has reported a 30 percent increase in profits for the year ending 2016-2017, with a turnover of £7.8m.

The announcement came as the company confirmed former CEO James Phipps had been appointed executive chairman. Nicky Alberry, is stepping down from her role as chairman, as in April 2018, she will become High Sheriff of Wiltshire 2018/19.

Nicky has been chairman at Excalibur since 2014 and overseen the strategic direction of the company as it transitioned from being a mobile communications supplier to a specialist business-to-business communications and IT solutions provider.

Commenting on the year’s performance and Nicky’s departure, James Phipps said: “Nicky has been an excellent chairman and we thank her for her hard work and commitment to the business.

"She has provided me with excellent counsel for many years as the company and market has undergone considerable changes. The business has strong foundations and I look forward to supporting the new management team as it continues to drive growth.”

Nicky Alberry said: "“It has been a pleasure to be involved with Excalibur. Not only has it undergone a successful business transformation but achieved this at the same time as building a strong staff and community proposition for the company.

"This is evidenced by Excalibur being listed as a Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work For this year and its significant fundraising for charities including Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Younite Foundation which sponsors a school in Kenya.”