Daniel Halliday
Daniel Halliday

Daniel Halliday, Finance Director, TenTel Ltd., 30

Graduating with a degree in mathematics from the University of Edinburgh, Daniel joined KPMG on their graduate program in 2007. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2011, Daniel worked mainly in transactions and restructuring across a diverse range of sectors and business sizes. He worked his way up through the company into management before joining the TenTel, a fast-growing, independent telecoms company, in 2014.

Daniel was the third employee to join TenTel in 2014 and played an important role in the establishment of the company’s financial department. In 2015, at age 29, Daniel was promoted to position of Finance Director – one of the youngest in the country. Daniel’s new remit includes IT and software development, data and reporting, and acquisitions. He oversees the IT, Data, Billing and Finance Teams and led the project to set up TenTel’s internal systems, critical to enabling the company go live and begin generating revenue.

Daniel played an important role in helping the company win a £170,000 Regional Selective Assistance funding award. The grant will enable the company to relocate to larger premises outside Edinburgh, paving the way for continued growth. Daniel also provided all forecasting for £2.5 million of investment to date, negotiated significant supply contracts and sourced and negotiated the lease for the Edinburgh premises.

Daniel was also involved in TenTel’s successful merge with Hallmark, an account management service for letting agents, creating an all-encompassing hub for the letting industry.

Due to their ongoing success, TenTel has continued creating Scottish jobs, taking on 30 employees new over the last 12 months.

In 2016 Daniel was recognised as a Rising Star by the Scottish Business Insider for his work to date in leading entire departments and contributing in a large way to the foundations of TenTel.

Today, TenTel takes on 50 new customers each day and is experiencing over 10 per cent revenue growth month on month. In its first year of trading it built its team to 50 people and expects to sign up a further 25,000 customers over the next 12 months and increase the team to over 100 full-time staff.

In his spare time Daniel volunteers as a director of Humbie & Lammermuir Community Enterprise, a not-for-profit company set up to support the local communities where he lives. The main focus of the company at present is finding solutions to bring reliable, fast broadband to rural areas that are under-served by the existing infrastructure. Daniel utilises his industry experience to leverage the best services for the community and contribute towards the overall goal of the organisation.