In 2000, Koen van Geffen and Stijn Nijhuis got the idea to start a company from an attic. After some initial dealings including web app development, they met Egbert de Groot. Together, they decided to turn the company into a private hosting company in 2003. A leap into the unknown, because they were one of the first to take this step. It turned out to be the beginning of the continuous innovation that would be characteristic for their operations from there on in.
Strengthened by the commercial success of VoIP abroad, it was decided in 2005 to start a new company that would conquer this market in the Netherlands. This required sales acumen, which they found in Ruud van der Aar. And so it finally happened: Voiceworks was born. Time for a new building to reinforce the ambitions – a wise decision as the company grew exponentially. In part because Voiceworks was the first company that made VoIP available to SMEs through resellers and wholesalers.
In the years that followed, Voiceworks grew. Not only in terms of employees and revenue, but also in new solutions. For example, we created Voice Connect, offering the unique proposition of VoIP functionality through your own PBX. Voiceworks offered internet connectivity as well. It was not long before mobile was added. To manage everything efficiently, in 2006 Voiceworks developed the all-in-one platform called Operator for invoicing and customer management. To date still a unique platform for resellers and wholesalers.
Currently we serve over 2 million end-customers in Europe through all our labels and are paving the way to becoming a large player in the European Telco and ICT markets. No-one knows what the future holds, but we are sure of one thing: setting the tone for European markets. Now and in years to come.