With plans to grow revenues to ?12m by 2012, Hunt assumes the role of managing director from Philip Coombes.

Hunt acquired 24.9 per cent of the company in late 2005 and has spent the past two and a half years growing the new business pipeline, as well as founding and strengthening partner relationships. In a bid to meet the ?12m turnover target, Hunt plans to double the workforce over the next four years to 24 staff, which will include the development of a specialist sales team focusing on high volume, low touch consumable sales.

Commenting on his new role, Hunt said: “Over the eight years I have worked at Fibre Technologies, I have seen the company become a leading player in the communications market with a strong customer and partner base. The MBO is a sign of my commitment to the company and my belief that we can further strengthen and extend our offering.

“We will continue to work with best of breed suppliers and grow organically through the hiring of experienced and talented people. We are delighted to have a strong management team to take us to the next level,” he added.