Project Description


CityFibre is the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre network infrastructure and the builder of Gigabit Cities. With major fibre infrastructure projects across 60+ towns and cities throughout the UK, including Newcastle, North Tyneside and Middlesbrough.


About CityFibre

Full fibre connectivity is revered for its gigabit speeds, near unlimited bandwidth and consistent reliability. CityFibre is making significant investments in a number of cities across the UK as we look to rapidly expand the number of homes and businesses which have access to full fibre.

Meet the Engineer Q&A

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What is your name?

Ian Madden

What is your company called?


What does your company do?

Building a brand new gigabit network

Where is your company based (NE)?

We are currently building in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Middlesbrough and will be building in other parts of the North East over the next few years.

What job did you think you would do when you were at school?

I always knew I would be an engineer of some sort.

What subjects did you enjoy doing when you were at school?

Art, History, French, PE

How did you end up doing this job?

That is a very long story, but in essence, I have always had a fascination with electrical circuits.

What do you do all day (describe a ‘typical day in a couple of sentences!)?

Ensure everyone is working safely, ensure that anyone who may be affected by the work is safe. Check all sites are being built correctly and to a high quality standard.

What skills do you use most in your job?

Many that have built-up over the years.

What advice would you give your eleven year old self?

Do something that you love or have an interest in.

What is the best bit about your job?

Solving problems and meeting people.