It’s that time of year when we all look back at what we’ve achieved over the past 12 months, and we must say, as a company that celebrated its 20th birthday this year, we’re making just as big strides now as we did back in 2002.
As David O’Connell, our Managing Director would tell you; it only feels like yesterday that he started the business from his office under his stairs at home. Physically, dBD Communications may look very different (certainly in size, reach and capacity) but our core value remains the same.
We provide robust wireless communications solutions to mitigate worker safety risks so people can return home safely.
As we reflect on where we are today, more than 80% of rail engineers continue to use our wireless communications solutions, and we’ve now sold more than 10,000 of our Apollo and Athena duplex wireless solutions.
We regularly export our products to more than 15 countries – a number that is steadily growing as we continue to meet the communication needs of air ground handling teams across the world.
As any business will know, stability and growth are difficult things to master, but the one thing that’s stood us in good stead at dBD Communications is our ability to adapt and innovate.
This is in no small part down to our team, every one of whom shares our passion for solving communication problems. Quite frankly, it’s what we live and work for!
This approach has seen us launch new wireless communications solutions this year for our colleagues in rail, highway engineering, and airplane de-icing, to name a few.
We also continue to punch above our weight and work closely with those in authority to change beliefs and working practices. This makes us most proud, knowing that our communications solutions help people return home safely.
We’ve also continued to support our local economy as much as we can by sourcing locally and working with local authorities.
This year has seen us support several charities. We volunteered our time and equipment at this year’s Basildon Pride, demonstrated our solutions to over 200 cubs and scouts and took on several challenges. We were particularly proud of Director Amanda O’Connell, who took on Alzheimer’s Society squat challenge to raise £345.
The highlight of our year, though, was hosting our very own Charity Fundraising Dinner in May for Chasing The Stigma, a charity committed to normalising mental health. In total, we raised £1,069 which we know has been warmly welcomed by the Chasing The Stigma as they continue their amazing work.
To all our clients, business contacts and colleagues, we’d like to thank you for being part of our journey – no matter how big or small. We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without you, and we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!