Helping you do more…
We help businesses overcome issues and turn ideas into reality. Every organisation is unique, and with that comes unique challenges. HM Network can help you overcome issues with solutions. We work with you and for you to help you get the right services for your needs. Think of HM as an extension to your team, bringing expertise and support in areas when you need it.
We are solutions focused, bringing new products to market, based on customer needs. This continual development of products and services sets HM Network apart from those who just offer basic off the shelf solutions.
We are passionate about what we do and have a large number of clients who have been with us for many years. These include schools, councils, retail & leisure, international financial institutions and creative industries too.
The Network part of our name is not just about telecommunications, we also underpin an extensive network of specialist partners bringing together a plethora of leading technologies and specialist services including network connectivity, data privacy and cyber security.
Meet Our Founders
Our founders Chris Hunter & Martin McAleer met in 2007. While working as Data Specialists at BT, they helped hundreds of organisations benefit from next generation network connectivity. With a sharing a love for technology and cycling, a friendship developed which eventually lead to them to setting up their own company HM Network Ltd. They had always wanted to help customers do more with their connectivity, adding value and providing complimentary services, at HM Network this was now possible.
Tech geek, music lover and our creative force. The public face of HM Network. Chris has plenty of experience in retail, leisure, telecoms, cyber security & data privacy, and knows the importance of relationship building, customer satisfaction.
Being on a stage does not phase Chris, he hosted our GDPRexpress events to over 1,100 attendees featuring talks from some of our specialist partners.
Growing up in the 80’s technology excited him. He liked to understand how things worked, and how each element connected. His love of electronics led to studying music technology and an early career as an audio & lighting installations engineer. This expanded to DJing in the UK, abroad and also on the radio. His passion for music and tech remains strong. The skills helping people connect on the dance floor translated into helping people connect in business.
Martin is our Managing Director. He has always had an interest in all things related to computers and electronics. Often found at the bleeding edge of technology, from early on he owned and programmed several well known home computers including the Sinclair ZX81, Commodore Vic20, Commodore 64 and an Commodore Amiga 500. He studied electrical and electronic engineering at Preston College and then Preston Polytechnic (now The University of Central Lancashire). On leaving education he applied for, and was accepted into the RAF as an electronics technician, but never took up the post. He went on to work in various other roles until eventually returning to computer based work, when he joined UUNet (now Verizon Business). After leaving UUnet, Martin joined the team at the BT owned company Dabs, later BT Business Direct, where he met Chris Hunter. This relationship blossomed and eventually led to them both setting up HM.