Hi there! I’m Bob Coy, the newest, but unfortunately not the youngest, member of the Associated Telecom Solutions team. I was asked to write a little something about myself and the path that happily led me to working at ATS. So, if you’re interested, please read on…

Professional football

Upon leaving school I was fortunate enough to become a professional footballer after an 18-month apprenticeship. I lived the dream of many a schoolboy and played 47 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the top two divisions! I then moved to Chester City and, after two years, once again to Northampton Town.

I eventually left the pro game and became “The Man from the Pru”, before becoming an Area Sales Manager in flooring products for the next twenty years.

Telecoms with ATS

My next career move was to cut my teeth in the telecoms industry. I started out at Orange and was there for five years before they morphed into EE. After that I went to the dark side and spent three years in the tool hire sector, before once again seeing the light and finding telecoms again with ATS.

It was a great decision to become part of the friendly, hard-working team at Associated Telecom Solutions. They care about their customers, making it a priority to save them time, money and stress. I know from personal experience that sorting out your telecoms, especially with large providers, can be so stressful. You never know if you’ve found the right deal, different packages can be baffling, and it’s your responsibility to get in touch if something goes wrong.

I know you probably hear it a lot from companies, but ATS really is different. They make your business telecoms work for you, and they make it easy.

Family and fun

Outside of the office, I’m supported by my wonderful family: Anita, my wife of 32 years (who I have known since I was about five), and my son, Ryan. Ryan plays golf with a handicap of 1 and won’t let me beat him, ever!

What about hobbies? Well, you won’t be surprised to hear that football still lies close to my heart. After many years as a professional player I never lost the love of the game.

I also enjoy scuba diving, especially when I get to dive with my favourite animal – sharks! Diving gives me the chance to combine another hobby of mine; photography. The natural beauty of the oceans and their wildlife never fails to inspire me. As the founder and spiritual father of scuba diving, Jacques Yves Costeau, once said: “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”. I’ve found that to be true.

Caring service

Something else I’m passionate about is delivering the best possible service to my customers. It’s important to me that clients are cared for during and after they deal with ATS; served with respect and due diligence. After all, that is how I would like to be treated.

Aftercare is a huge part of what we do, too. We offer FREE personal account management, even handling your network for you! To me, that’s a brilliant part of the service. No more being on hold for hours to a hostile call centre. Just a friendly, familiar expert working for you.

That’s enough about me. Why not tell me something about you? I hope I get to hear your story soon and look forward to helping you in the near future.


Account Executive Bob Coy