IFB

Building 54, 54 Hareness Road
Altens,  Aberdeen City  AB12 3LE

United Kingdom
http://www.ifb.net
  • Booth: 1161

We are IFB - Experts in Connectivity, Security and Data Management 

Committed to Maximising and Supporting our Customers’ Uptime


Servicing the Oil & Gas industry in the UKCS and well beyond for over 20 years with solutions that solve our customers' evolving needs and demands, we are now expanding our service footprint to North America as well as delivering 4G offshore connectivity.

Call #TeamIFB on 0845 270 2101 


 Press Releases

  • IFB, leading experts in connectivity, security and data management solutions for business for over 22 years, recently achieved a partial management buyout from its founder and Chairman, John Michie, resulting in a restructuring of share ownership.

    This restructure sees an investment in the business from IFB’s Graeme Gordon, CEO and Jane Stewart, Non-Executive Director as well as the creation of an employee share ownership scheme, enabling all employees to share in continued growth and success of IFB through actively engaging as owners in the company’s strategic plan.

    John Michie said: “Employee share ownership has always been part of my long-term vision for IFB and I believe now is the right time for the company, its leadership team and employees to move forward as owners, given IFB’s strong market position and ambitious plans for growth.”

    Committed to maximising and supporting its customers’ uptime, IFB’s creation of an employee share ownership scheme is another key milestone in its growth strategy, following several recent appointments to strengthen the leadership team.

    George Gordon joined IFB as Chief Operations Officer in September 2018 and said: “As someone relatively new to the business, I am delighted with the announcement of the employee ownership scheme. My decision to join IFB was based on the business’ strong and consistent position during difficult trading periods and I see great growth potential. This further cements IFB’s commitment to the team here and the services we deliver to our customers.” 

    The employee share ownership scheme reinforces IFB’s strong corporate culture, providing all employees with the opportunity to be more closely associated with and aligned to the company’s future developments and performance.

    Graeme Gordon, CEO commented: “This is a strong, positive move for IFB and all our stakeholders. We believe the new ownership structure creates a fantastic opportunity as one team to accelerate our strategic plans.”

    Graeme added: “IFB has created innovative and world class digital infrastructure, designing and delivering digital services globally for some of the world’s largest businesses. The confidence to do so comes from the strong team foundation we have at IFB and we’d like to thank our Chairman for his support and hard work over many years  getting IFB to this stage in our growth.  We are collectively excited for IFB’s continued success with a motivated team having a greater voice and an essential role in shaping the future for IFB, as we continue to innovate and disrupt in our core markets.”

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    About IFB

    IFB is committed to maximising and supporting its customers’ uptime by proactively and reliably moving, managing and storing our customers’ data.  The company delivers and supports connectivity, security and data management solutions that solve its customers’ evolving needs and demands. IFB plays a key part in its customers progression through digital transformation, by providing the platforms, partnerships and expertise they need to do so.

    Through its focus on providing the best customer experience at every stage of engagement for over 22 years, IFB has built long-term relationships with its customers and stakeholders at every level creating and leading innovative partnerships and projects.

    Examples to date include:

    • IFB brought CityFibre to Scotland, creating the country’s first Gigabit city in Aberdeen – delivering a truly disruptive and all new fibre network for the city based on IFB’s unique design which set the template for other cities across the UK and enabling Aberdeen to become one of the first cities to deliver full fibre to the home and business
    • IFB has established trans North Sea fibre links – the only international carrier link in Scotland that is in country – connecting the UK with the wider world as an alternative to current reliance on routes via southern England into mainland Europe.

    IFB has developed a reputation as the team to be trusted as a service provider, offering seamless, high-performing and easy-to-use digital services that improve business efficiency and allow its customers to focus on the growth and performance of their businesses.

    IFB’s customer base is anchored in the demanding Oil & Gas sector with its top 10 clients achieving a combined turnover in excess of $45bn, however; it delivers services well beyond this market, supporting a range of large and SME organisations UK wide and Internationally.

  • With a mission to deliver the best connections possible for our customers, even in remote and hard to reach locations – IFB is delighted to announce its recent collaboration with Tampnet – securing increased capacities and choice for our North Sea and International customers.

    Being a key supplier to the Energy sector for over 20 years, we understand how crucial it is to have fast, secure and reliable connections to operate efficiently across multiple geographies. This is becoming even more important as data and real-time data becomes a must-have for the sector.

    Using Tampnet’s network, IFB connects users, systems and data on and offshore in Aberdeen and Houston bringing rig-to-rig connectivity between the North Sea and the Gulf using 4G, fibre and international connectivity delivering low-cost and high-performance services to the marketplace.

    IFB CEO, Graeme Gordon says: “Bad connectivity gets in the way of innovative and productive businesses in any sector but especially in an IoT (internet of Things) environment such as Oil & Gas. Working with Tampnet means IFB provides secure business critical connections in even more locations more of the time, allowing our clients to grow and manage their businesses better.

    “IFB has been working with Tampnet since 2015 and as they have developed their National, International and Offshore networks in Europe and North America we have been able to provide our clients with the high-speed, high-capacity connections that their businesses need.  This means we are supporting more clients and users, with more devices creating and using more data real-time, than ever before.

    “In addition, being connected to IFB means you can also access 4G connectivity from offshore platforms and vessels back to onshore operations and control centres anywhere in the world. Having this quality and level of connectivity is a real game changer for an industry which has been reliant on much more expensive and technically inferior Satellite Communications for decades.”

    “Our agreement with IFB is further evidence of our expansion and growth as we develop key partnerships to fill the capacity on our advanced 4G / LTE network,” says Per Helge Svensson, CEO of Tampnet. “Tampnet is now deploying this technology to achieve full coverage in the Norwegian and British sectors of the North Sea in the first half of 2019, and the Danish and Dutch sectors will follow soon after. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with IFB,” Svensson points out.  

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 Products

  • Connectivity
    Fast, reliable and flexible connections, offering great value options for any size of organisation.

    Helping your business go faster....

  • We're On A Mission To Deliver The Best Connectivity Possible

    We are a connectivity business that delivers fantastic services, securely connecting your business and its people to the internet, across your regional, national and international locations - making it easy for your teams to confidently access your business applications, systems and data.

    IFB's expertise means we design, deliver and support simple access services through to high capacity and complex networks using our own infrastructure - and where needed the infrastructure of our key trusted partners - to and from our main hubs throughout the UK and in Northern Europe.

    We get your business connected and ensure it stays connected.

  • Security
    Trusted, proven, relevant solutions ensuring your business is secure and protected.

    Helping to keep your organisation safe....

  • Keeping Your Business Data Secure And Protected Is Mission-Critical

    We are a company that builds security in to all that we do for our clients and ourselves, helping to give you the peace of mind that you need in an ever increasingly digital work space.

    IFB helps protect your people, infrastructure, data, devices and IP - all that is key to your business. We know that simply deploying a box isn't enough anymore and we work with you across the design, deployment and management of key policies and rules using proven software, tools, devices and processes.

    All designed to enable and protect your business.

  • Data Management
    Scalable, agile and highly available services giving you control to manage your organisation.

    Helping your company perform and grow....

  • Control And Compliancy The Way You Need It

    We work across digital and physical platforms and services to help you better manage the growing volume of live and stored key business data that your organisation creates and uses.

    IFB securely backs up data from individual user phones, tablets, laptops and workstations through to your entire server, appliance and platform estate. Using intelligent tools we encrypt and archive this data at our key secure facilities, but still let you search and restore as and when you need to.

    All designed to help keep your data securely available and your business compliant.