Frank's career in optical fibre began in 1977 in Leeds at The Rank Organisation before joining ITT/STC Components where he managed the radiation-hard optical fibre production and specialist optical fibre cable plant. During this time he was a member of BSI fibre optic standardisation committees and was directly involved in the development of optical fibre, cable and connector standards.
He was co-founder and Marketing Director of Optical Core Technology, recognised as one of the earliest proponents of professional optical fibre installation. This expertise has been refined and implemented across a number of dedicated cabling installation companies. His influence has been instrumental in developing and implementing professional design and working practices.
For the last 12 years Frank has specialised in the civils aspects of infrastructure engineering providing innovative solutions for the delivery of optical fibre, metallic and wireless solutions in core, access and customer premises environments.
In recent years he has operated in the Next Generation Broadband arena and was successful in securing and delivering South Yorkshire Digital Regions (SYDR) blown fibre solution in 2011 supporting over 1600 BSANs (street cabinets) and 1200 km of network. His activities have covered BDUK funding, Rural Broadband and Satellite Broadband solutions.