|Industry||Broadband, VoIP, Telecoms, Leased lines|
|Headquarters||Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England|
|Oliver Bryssau, Managing Director|
|Products||Internet Services & Landline Telephone Services|
Origin Broadband is a British ISP and network operator based in Doncaster and Sheffield, South Yorkshire that specialises in providing consumer and wholesale internet connectivity, including FTTC, ADSL2+, Leased Lines, wireless 'point to point' systems, and general fixed line telecommunications services. Services such as co-location, website hosting and remote backup storage are also available from Origin’s secure datacentre. Origin Broadband currently operates the UK's 6th largest network.
Origin Broadband was formed by two students in Doncaster to address the perceived failures in the local broadband market in terms of speed, customer service and quality of technical support. The company began by providing services to customers through Digital Region fibre optic infrastructure, which was a largely publicly funded network. Origin Broadband quickly grew to become the largest ISP on the network.
Origin began its award-nominated apprenticeship program in 2012, as well as beginning Data centre operations, allowing the provision of services such as web hosting, co-location and remote storage backup.
The company started to plan the creation of its own infrastructure in 2014, and now operates its own privately owned network, which currently stands as the 6th largest in the UK.
From April 2015 Origin Broadband became one of the leading suppliers of the SuperConnected Cities connection vouchers, an initiative ran by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Notably, Origin supplied the first connection voucher in South Yorkshire, and remained the leading regional supplier throughout the project.
Following the cessation of the Superconnected Cities initiative, Origin Broadband set aside a fund of £10m and launched a voucher programme of their own. The Origin Broadband Connection Vouchers gave eligible businesses a fully funded installation for a leased line or similar premium connection.
In early 2016 Origin Broadband reformatted the way that they marketed their products, consolidating business-class connectivity into a sub-brand, Origin Broadband Business. They also launched new propositions designed for schools, colleges and universities, Origin Broadband Education, and a partner programme, Origin Broadband Wholesale.
In July 2016, the company completely redesigned its primary branding. The new styling appears cleaner, more bold and the website as a whole has been simplified and streamlined for ease of use.
|2013||Origin Broadband||ISPA Awards - Best Consumer Fixed Broadband||Nominated|
|2013||Oliver Bryssau||Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards – Business Person of the Year Award||Nominated|
|2013||Origin Broadband||Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards – Innovation & Technology in Business Award||Nominated|
|2013||Oliver Bryssau||Sheffield Business Awards – Young Business Person of the Year||Won|
|2013||Oliver Bryssau||Doncaster Business Awards – Young Business Person of the Year||Won|
|2014||Oliver Bryssau||Sheffield City Region Chambers - Young Business Person of the Year||Won|
|2014||Oliver Bryssau||British Chambers of Commerce - Regional Young Person in Business Award||Won|
|2014||Oliver Bryssau||National Chamber Awards - Young person in Business Award||Won|
|2014||Origin Broadband||National Chamber Awards - Business of the Year||Won|
|2014||Oliver Bryssau||Sheffield Business Awards – Young Business Person of the Year Award||Nominated|
|2014||Pete Lowes||Sheffield Business Awards – Business Person of the Year Award 2014||Nominated|
|2014||Origin Broadband||Sheffield Business Awards – Skills, Development & Apprenticeships Award||Nominated|
|2014||Oliver Bryssau||Doncaster Business Awards – Business Person of the Year (35 and under)||Won|
|2014||Origin Broadband||Doncaster Business Awards – Excellence in People Development and Training||Nominated|
|2015||Origin Broadband||Internet Service Providers Association Awards – Enterprise Broadband of the Year||Nominated|
|2015||Origin Broadband||Internet Service Providers Association Awards – Best Fixed Line Broadband||Nominated|
|2015||Origin Broadband||Sheffield City Region Chambers - Young Business Person of the Year||Nominated|
|2015||Origin Broadband||Cable.co.uk Broadband Awards - Rising Star||Won|
|2016||Origin Broadband||Internet Service Providers Association Awards - Best Business Broadband||Nominated|
|2016||Origin Broadband||The 2016 Telecommunication Awards - Most Advanced Broadband ISP||Won|
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- "Young Business Person of the Year". Sheffield Star. 9 July 2014.
- "Internet provider with a super quick turnover increase". Sheffield Star. 11 December 2013.
- "History of Origin Broadband". originbroadband.com.
- "Doncaster tech business generates growth with superfast broadband". bdaily.co.uk. 1 July 2015.
- "Doncaster ISP provider tops regional table". South Yorkshire Times. 24 May 2015.
- "Origin Broadband Connection Vouchers". business.originbroadband.com.
- "Doncaster entrepreneurs look to shake-up telecoms market". bqlive.co.uk. 20 August 2015.
- "Origin Broadband Business". business.originbroadband.com.
- "Origin Broadband Education". education.originbroadband.com.