Marie Hitchen

>Manchester’s dedicated fibre network, The Loop, has appointed Marie Hitchen as sales and business development manager.

Hitchen, who is originally from Sale near Altrincham and now lives in Northwich, will be responsible for building the direct internet and telephony business in Manchester which utilises The Loop’s unique fibre network.

She has 12 years’ experience in the telecoms industry having previously worked for BT, Thus, Cable & Wireless and NTL, with one of her most recent roles being UK Business Development Manager for the Partner Channel at Chess Ltd.

The Loop MD Ashley Griffiths said: “Marie comes with a solid sales background, understands the telecoms market and is very familiar with Manchester. She has an excellent track record in the sector, a strong contact base and enormous energy and enthusiasm. Marie will be a valuable asset and a great addition to the team.”

Part of Gamma Communications PLC, The Loop provides dedicated fibre networks, point to point private networks, flexible high-capacity internet access and business grade IP Telephony.