June 2016.


Key changes announced at Excelerate (effective 1st June 2016) will see Nicola Savage promoted to Managing Director in a move to drive greater value for customers across the Group through further customer focus and engagement.

As Executive Chairman, David Savage will continue to play an active role in providing the strategic direction required and enabling investment in the customer and market development that has been identified across the Group. His priorities will include Excelerate’s Sherpa and Maritime businesses as well as overseeing the sustainable development of the Group’s Australia and Middle East markets in collaboration with Co-Founder, Martin Saunders, now permanently resident in Abu Dhabi.

Nicola, a long-serving member of the senior leadership team with Excelerate has held the position of Sales & Marketing Director since 2012. During this time Nicola has played a pivotal role in growing the company’s UK business to its current market leading position through securing notable business wins such as the next generation incident ground technology solution for NHS Ambulance HART. She has also led Group marketing activities at the international level.

Under her direction the Group’s existing senior leadership team – Bethan Evans (Operations), Simon Hill (Technical), Dan Tranfield (Finance) and Martin Saunders (International Sales) will steer the organisation towards its strategic goals and manage the business on a day-to-day basis.

“I am delighted with my new appointment and I’m keen to get to work on further developing our existing customer relationships through a revitalised engagement strategy. I will also be focusing on delivering greater value to customers, for example, in supporting operational efficiencies through our technology solutions and supporting collaborative working.”

Nicola Savage, Managing Director – Excelerate


“Like any organisation we need to change and adapt to achieve our goals. Nicola’s appointment to Managing Director marks a key first phase in this direction. I wish her every success, and it will now be up to her to determine the shape of the business going forward and to manage the requirements of what will become a more efficient, more exciting business that is well positioned to support our customers evolving needs and challenges.”

David Savage, Chairman – Excelerate


Company Overview – Excelerate Group

Excelerate Group is an international market-leading provider of real time data, video, voice and Internet via satellite and wireless solutions.

Formed in 2001, Excelerate pioneered the concept of rapidly deployable, totally independent and resilient broadband via satellite, which now supports a broad range of applications in emergency incident management.

Catastrophic events, such as the 7/7 London bombings and the bush fires of Black Saturday in Australia demonstrated how fallible the terrestrial and public communications infrastructure can be and how important it is to have alternative resilient solutions for the emergency services to manage incidents effectively.

Excelerate’s resilient mobile communications solutions enable users the ease, freedom and security to transmit information (data, video, voice) in real time, wherever and whenever needed – without reliance on normal terrestrial networks.

Whether integrated on-board incident command vehicles, rapid response vehicles, or portable systems, Excelerate’s solutions are customised to user needs, simple to operate and supported by our in-house team.

As well as supporting the critical command communications of emergency responders, Excelerate’s solutions are also used in government, maritime, security, transport, national infrastructure and the utilities.

From its Network Operations Centre (NOC) located at its international headquarters in Cardiff UK, Excelerate provides a fully managed satellite service. Additional sales/support offices are located in Abu Dhabi (Excelerate Technology LLC), Washington (USA), and Melbourne & Perth, Australia (Excelerate Technology Pty Ltd).