The 5 Rings Story

We pride ourselves on making it our business to help your business

Meet the Directors

5 Rings are leading provider of essential business services to SMEs and owner-managed businesses.

Formed in 2007 with an idea of providing unparalleled service and flexible contracts in the telecommunications market, our philosophy has always been to provide expert advice, quality products and pragmatic solutions across the fields we operate in.

All our solutions are specifically designed and delivered for you, and supported by our team.

Like many of our clients, we continue to be run by family members and entrepreneurial directors. Our business can adapt quickly, responding to new technologies and environments and ensuring your needs are met and that your business is equipped for success.  Our ethos surrounds a passion for customer care and operational effectiveness.

5 Rings operate with a strong sense of responsibility to the communities that host our business, supporting local initiatives and important local causes.

Our clients often state that they find us refreshing to work with, enjoy the access they have to our senior team and not being burdened by the corporate systems that some large providers impose on their customers.

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We do most things in 5's

5 Rings, 5 divisions, 5 Directors

Geoff Raynsford - Chairman

Geoff-Raynsford-5-Rings-v1Before co-founding 5 Rings, Geoff was a Telecommunications broker specialising in the SME market. After spotting the early signs of growth in communications Geoff decided that a business with service levels at its heart would be welcomed by clients.  From there, 5 Rings was born.


Peter Raynsford - Managing Director

Peter-Raynsford 5 RingsPeter co-founded 5 Rings after a career with global golf brand Callaway. It was at Callaway that Pete became an expert in six sigma process development, a skill which has ensured robust systems for our clients.


Steve Maton - Director

Steve-Maton-5-RingsHaving worked across a range of industries in sales, marketing, communications and business development for over 20 years Steve brings an expert and consultative approach to our 5 Rings clients.  Operating from our St Albans office, Steve is our Group Sales Director.


Nick Hatton - Director

NIck-Hatton-5-Rings Nick is both Operations Director and heads our IT function.  With a firm desire to demystify the jargon that exists in the IT industry putting you back in control, Nick and his team provide pragmatic advice and solutions that make sense, both commercially and technically.


Paul Froome - Director

paul-froome 5 RingsPaul heads up our latest division, 5 Rings Marketing.  With 20 years experience across product and project management, sales, business development and marketing. Paul and his team enjoy the challenge of helping your business grow through results aligned marketing.


What you can expect from 5 Rings


We’ll ask you the right questions and we’ll listen to your objectives


We’ll analyse the results to make sure we fully understand your requirements


We’ll design the best, most cost-effective solution for your business


We’ll deliver the solution on time and in budget


We’ll support you and your business and provide the highest possible levels of service

"As a team of directors we enjoy being hands-on with you our customers, and our passion is to provide customers with the most robust and suitable solutions while having one eye on the budget and another on helping your business thrive… We insist on meeting with our customers regularly to deliver a service that mirrors your business plan."

What our clients say about us

“5 Rings have managed our outsourced IT for over five years. On a recent server migration project they helped us hugely to interpret the information from the third party software provider and made everything clear to us to make sure we understood the status and implications at all stages. Their ongoing support, advice and ‘demystification of IT’ is incredibly valuable and enables us to make the right decisions to progress our own development.”

Robert Norman, Director, Transair Flight Equipment