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About Us

Powwownow was founded in 2004, offering customers low-cost conference calling facilities with the ethos of no booking, no billing, no fuss. (The customer does not need to book a conference room and never receives a bill from Powwownow. They only pay the cost of their own call, which is added to their standard telecoms bill.)

Powwownow is Europe's fastest growing free conference call provider and operates in 15 countries including the UK, US and major European markets.

Powwownow and Audio-Cast are trading names of Via-Vox Limited, which is a UK incorporated company registered at Companies House (Company Number 04646978)

Postal address:

Via-Vox Limited
1st Floor,Vectra House
36 Paradise Road
United Kingdom

Telephone Number: +44 (0)20 3398 0398
Fax Number: +44 (0)20 3355 4262

In 2013 Powwownow was acquired by PGi, a global leader in collaboration and virtual meetings for over 20 years and now the second largest independent conferencing provider in Europe. Press release .

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People at Powwownow

Paul Lees Paul Lees, Founder

Paul founded Powwownow in 2004. Paul came from ViewsCast as Technical Director and Product Architect. In his role at ViewsCast, Paul helped to develop an advanced CTI / Internet platform producing real-time measurement of customer opinions over the telephone and internet for clients including BT, Norwich Union and British Gas.

Prior to his pioneering work with ViewsCast, Paul had 15 years' experience in the computer industry, including BT, TNT, Maritz and Research International, in systems design, development and programme implementation.

Jason Downes Jason Downes, CEO

Jason came to Powwownow from Staples Advantage where he was UK Managing Director. Jason was responsible for the leadership and running of Staples Advantage, which provides office products and services within the B2B sector and generates sales in excess of £124 million with 450 employees.

Jason has a wealth of more than 18 years’ experience managing large teams across the UK and in the business sector with big brands such as Office Depot and Rentokil Initial.

Chris Martin Chris Martin, Chief Technology Officer

Chris brings over 20 years of experience in building and leading technology teams, to deliver innovative and scalable technology solutions for business and consumer sectors, to Powwownow. In his previous role as CTO at Cheapflights Media, Chris was responsible for architecting, building and supporting the technology platform to satisfy over 140 million global annual visits and the gathering of millions of daily travel deals.

Prior to his role at Cheapflights Media, Chris was CTO of, a leading UK e-commerce web site, where he was responsible for the website and all e-commerce and back-office systems to support the business. Chris has also led Production and Engineering teams for the renowned web search business AskJeeves in Europe.

Gareth Foster Gareth Foster, Marketing Director

Gareth is a highly creative individual who has developed a strong reputation for transforming brands and developing marketing teams to deliver exceptional growth. With 17 years of industry experience, Gareth has a wide range of marketing knowledge having lead teams in the US, Europe and Asia. Gareth previously worked at GlaxoSmithKline as Director of Ecommerce & Direct helping drive their digital marketing and e-commerce strategy. Gareth has previously worked in Senior Marketing roles for Electronic Arts in the fast moving Gaming sector and in his early days worked for Carphone Warehouse.

Anderew Johnson Andrew Johnson, Finance Director

Andrew has 11 years of finance experience from the aviation, shipping and property sectors including four years within telecommunications. Andrew joined Powwownow from Urban Wimax Networks PLC where he was Financial Controller, and worked as a key member of their senior management team.

Andrew is a chartered accountant and also has a degree in accounting and finance.

Paul Turton Paul Turton, Sales Director

With over 20 years’ experience Paul has developed a superb reputation for developing teams and individuals to deliver industry leading results through his supportive and strong leadership. Paul has had a wide range of sales and general management experience across various industries, having recently worked as General Manager for EFM Management; an Event business. Prior to that he was Sales Director for Office Depot a Global Office Supplies business.