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The Early Years Of 08UK

The Early Years Of 08UK

The initial 08UK brand name was founded by Tynan O’Hara in the early days of telecoms de-regulation. 

This article details our formation, early progression and through the years from our first brand logo and business phone numbers website, through to modern 08UK Ltd.   

Some may remember our animated.gif picture of the world with the 08UK phone on the top. 



This was our very first corporate logo:


08 uk old logo







Some may remember our animated.gif picture of the world with the 08UK phone on the top. 


  • This was displayed on our original website www.08uk.co.uk back in 2006. This was all quite funky at the time, remember this was ten years ago.

  • Sally Smith joined the organisation as Director in 2007, her role focused initially on streamlining the businesses processes.
  • The 08UK Ltd company was incorporated in April of 2009, by the end of 2010 the 08UK team had carried 50 million minutes.
  • We sailed through an accredited for ISO 9001 in 2010 and were praised for our organisations processes and close client relations. 

  • Adding to this in 2011 we achieved a Government Procurement Stamp RM1035 Lot2 For Inbound Telephony Services. 

  • This was a great achievement as only two resellers & eight major carriers were picked through a tough elimination process.


In 2012 we launched a new full content management website driven with PHP coding & we re-branded into our latest corporate logo;- 

08UK logo current










We still aim simply to be the best at what we do;- Supply Virtual Business Phone Number complete with Complex Inbound Call Planning Solutions.

We are director owner operated and after over 13 years believe we have become pretty good at what we do, many of our competitors now try to copy – we are the original - 08UK.

We have staff at our offices in Heaton Moor, Stockport (Manchester) & also in Gyffin, Conwy (N. Wales). 

Our team has grown slowly but steadily and as a company we can now boast that we have no debt unlike many of our competitors whom are for sale, losing money or are being merged in to other groups. 

Financially we are stable, profitable and we’ve established a stable ‘happy client base’ of hundreds (note not thousands) of customers. 

We are trying to be a specialist team that supports a small number of larger clients rather than a large team that has a large number of smaller clients, like most telecom companies. 

With this ethos in mind we are focused on larger PLC client acquisition requirements rather than worrying about trying to offer the cheapest £5 bundle.

Everything we do is about adding real value;- improving the quality of the overall solution, assisting planning to be ready for any phone disaster, delivering robust solutions that offer peace of mind, we are risk adverse assured meaning we will not allow compromises based on cutting commercial corners. 

We only ever used the best major tier1 carrier solutions; Citrus, BT, Virgin, Gamma & Vodafone. 


If you would like to talk to one of our team to get any point clarifying please do not hesitate to contact us. Call us now on 0800 692 7000 or email new@08uk.co.uk so we can call you back.

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