Ridown engages with entrepreneurs to develop remarkable opportunities that promise outstanding commercial potential.

YOU SUPPLY
THE GREAT IDEA

Instinctively you know when an idea is good. But is it good enough? It’s never an easy call.

Sometimes the only way to assess the true potential of what appears to be a fantastic opportunity is to share it with others who can provide a qualified opinion.

If your good idea keeps you awake at night then it’s time to talk.

WE SUPPLY
AN EXPERT OPINION

It will always be your idea. Always. But to bring it to life will take more than just a loan and a phone.

There are many ways to do business — most of them wrong. However, as a successful incubator of companies big and small, Ridown guarantees a simple, no-nonsense approach to assessing the potential of your proposition.

TOGETHER
WE CAN INNOVATE

The bigger picture eludes many.

To see true potential takes a trained eye and a privileged viewpoint. Ridown has both.

Whether it be experience or foresight, knowledge or just good old gut-feeling, Ridown has the ability – and appetite – to identify the depth and breadth of an opportunity in every sense of the word.

MORE
THAN MONEY

Investment is not exclusively a financial activity.

Time and energy wisely invested in personal and business relationships create the potential to generate commitment and loyalty – tangible returns that are invaluable in world blighted by short-termism and a desire for easy wins.

COMMITTED
TO FAIRNESS

Sharing your thinking doesn’t mean you’ve automatically shared your idea.

In the most professional and legitimate way Ridown will always respect what is rightfully yours. Any advice or support Ridown may provide will be offered openly, willingly and without condition unless otherwise agreed. In true entrepreneurial spirit.

TOGETHER
WE CAN INNOVATE

The bigger picture eludes many.

To see true potential takes a trained eye and a privileged viewpoint. Ridown has both.

Whether it be experience or foresight, knowledge or just good old gut-feeling, Ridown has the ability – and appetite – to identify the depth and breadth of an opportunity in every sense of the word.

MORE
THAN MONEY

Investment is not exclusively a financial activity.

Time and energy wisely invested in personal and business relationships create the potential to generate commitment and loyalty – tangible returns that are invaluable in world blighted by short-termism and a desire for easy wins.

COMMITTED
TO FAIRNESS

Sharing your thinking doesn’t mean you’ve automatically shared your idea.

In the most professional and legitimate way Ridown will always respect what is rightfully yours. Any advice or support Ridown may provide will be offered openly, willingly and without condition unless otherwise agreed. In true entrepreneurial spirit.

Darren Ridge

DARREN RIDGE
CEO

Darren Ridge started his sales career, aged seventeen, as a trainee Assistant Manager in a local shoe shop.

Moving on quickly from shoes and boots to electrical goods and eventually office machinery, Darren was introduced to the (not so) mobile phone in 1987. Then, exclusively a tool for business, the huge potential of both product and technology was immediately obvious - and not only confined to the workplace.

As a result, in 1988 Darren, along with business partner at the time, Mr Joe Case, established KJC Mobile Phones, which within five years had become one of the UK’s largest retailers of cellular handsets and accessories.

Today Darren is one of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs. As Chief Executive Officer of Onecom, the UK’s largest independent business telecoms provider, he continues to lead the Total Communications revolution.

The key to his success is an unwavering belief in the development of strong and enduring relationships.

Darren lives in Hampshire with his wife Maria. As well as supporting good causes in the UK and abroad, he is Vice President of veteran’s charity Care After Combat.

AARON BROWN
COO

It is highly likely that Aaron Brown was the UK’s first online retailer of mobile phones. Success came quickly with Aaron capitalising on those opportunities presented by the rapidly changing UK telecoms landscape toward the end of the late 90s.

Identifying a growing need for an enterprise telecoms specialist, Aaron created Business Phones Direct offering hardware, tariffs and ongoing support configured exclusively for business customers.

In 2013 Business Phones Direct merged with Premier Telecom to create Onecom, which is today the UK’s largest independent enterprise telecommunications provider.

Aaron’s marketing flair, commercial insight and ability to engender great loyalty has contributed to his success as both an entrepreneur and mentor.

Born, raised and educated in Hampshire, Aaron lives with his partner and three children. He is a lifelong supporter of Portsmouth Football Club and a prolific fundraiser, actively supporting, among other causes, the parents of children with serious health issues and their families, community projects and schools.

Aaron Brown

Ridown is committed to the development of inspired thinking.

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Onecom

The UK’s largest independent business telecommunications provider with a current annual turnover of £100M created exclusively by Darren Ridge and Aaron Brown.

www.onecom.co.uk

WeBuyAnyPhone.com

A mobile device trading site doing things differently. Presented as an idea by WeBuyAnyPhone.com MD Alex Berthonneau, Darren Ridge and Aaron Brown have provided both capital, marketing support and mentoring to Alex and his team.

www.webuyanyphone.com

Onestream

Onestream is the new kid on the block offering broadband and home phone to residential customers – with a twist.

Apart from its unique dual-band broadband connectivity option, Onestream helps identify real connectivity needs and wants, whilst indicating actual broadband performance ensuring customers only buy what they need and get what they pay for.

www.onestream.co.uk

Music Planet Live

A true fan, accomplished musician and eager performer Richie Taylor is the man behind Music Planet Live, an online platform set to revolutionize the music scene by bringing together artists, fans, venues and promoters in one digital hub.

With his sights set firmly on establishing Music Planet Live as the world’s biggest and most comprehensive free social music site, Darren Ridge and Aaron Brown have made available funding and marketing support to launch and develop this unique and exciting project.

www.musicplanetlive.com

We Fix

Proud to be the UK’s very first manufacturer-approved mobile smartphone and tablet repairer, WeFix is the brainchild of enfant terrible entrepreneur Oliver Murphy.

Impressed by Oliver’s extensive capabilities and absolute can-do attitude, Darren Ridge and Aaron Brown have contributed investment, marketing support and mentoring to Oliver with confirmed plans now in place to take the WeFix operation nationwide.

www.wefix.co.uk