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Meet The Team

  • Chris Turner
    Managing Director

Chris is a Chartered Surveyor and spent the early part of his career as a Property Manager with responsibility for a wide range of commercial property developments and investments throughout the UK.

Co-founder and Managing Director of Turner & Partners, later developed to become a market leader in providing a wide range of professional services to the Telecommunications and Utilities sectors. Turner & Partners was acquired by Babcock International Group in September 2004.

Chris spent six years at Babcock as Managing Director of their Telecommunications business and latterly developing strategy for the Power and Telecoms businesses.


  • Martin Hatton

Martin joined Principal Telecom as Operations Director in December 2012.

He started his career in town planning, working for several years in Local Government, before joining the telecoms industry in 1996.

Martin has a history of delivering detailed and complex telecoms projects and has carried out a number of roles within the telecoms industry, working for house hold names such as Vodafone and Airwave on their initial roll-outs. Also working for Siemens on one of the first transmission swap-out projects.

More recently, Martin worked for Babcock on the successful Airwave GBNR1 Project.


  • Sean McManus

Sean joined Principal Telecom as Director in May 2016.

Sean spent the early part of his career in major construction before joining EVE Group Plc. He spent 15 years with EVE (now Babcock
International Group ), working in the telecommunications and transmission power line industry, before moving to Vinci UK, as Transmission Business Manager. In 2012 he joined Omega Red Group Limited as Head or Operations, managing the Lightning Protection and Height Safety operations.


  • Ian Job

Ian was recruited to Principal Telecom in May 2014, initially in the role of Head of Business Development before becoming a Director in April 2016.

Since joining the mobile telecommunications sector 2001 he held a number business development, commercial and project delivery roles within Babcock International Group and has a proven track record of delivering and winning major bids, not only in telecoms, but also the Power and Broadcast sectors as well.

As part of the Principal Telecom team, Ian has helped expand our client bases and the range of services provided to them.


  • Stephen Chivers
    Managing Director - Fibre Services

Stephen is a utility professional, with particular expertise in the telecommunications sector over the past 31 years.  As Director of Field Operations for Cable and Wireless and Director of Programmes on the sale to ntl, he has significant experience of multimillion telecommunications infrastructure investment, design, installation and maintenance management.


Further, as Director of the Lattice/Thames Water JV, he was instrumental in the design and deployment of fibre optics within the London Sewers and as BT Account Director at Fujitsu, exploited leading edge technology and operationally delivered a new breed of fibre technology to fast track competitive advantage and enhance customers experience.


Stephen was also Group Director at the Kelly Group for 7 years, providing a professional Tier 1 contractor turnkey, design, plan, build and maintain service portfolio for BT/Openreach, Virgin Media, Network Rail, Verizon, TFL and Siemens.