Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

Founder & CFO, B2B Properties
Newbury Berkshire


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Leadership Matters: Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Chief Financial Officer of NESST, a specialist property development company providing premium lifestyle accommodation for students and young professioonals.

Ian Taylor is the chairman of NESTT, a specialist property development company addressing lifestyle accommodation for 20-35-year-olds.

Career Overview

Taylor has a wealth of experience in senior positions and a background in telecommunications, having spent two years as an account director at telecoms firm Nortel Networks, before spending nine years as the managing director of the Zynetix Ltd division at Sonus Networks.

During his stint at Sonus, Taylor crossed into the property industry by taking up his role with B2B Properties in 2010. Then leaving Sonus in 2012, Taylor spent seven years as general manager at Surrey-based software company Quortus Ltd, leaving in 2019. He retains his role with B2B Properties to date.

In September 2020 and April 2021, Taylor appeared on the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on his career to date.


Taylor graduated Imperial College London in 1980 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering. 

Major roles

Taylor’s first major role came in the year 2000 when he was appointed an account director at Nortel Networks. Until it became defunct in 2013, Nortel was a recognised leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality. Taylor would spend two years with the company before moving onto Zynetix Ltd in 2003 - a subsidiary of Sonus Network - where he was appointed CEO and managing director.

Taylor remained with Zynetix for nine years. Two years prior to his 2012 departure from the business, he took on his current role as chairman and CFO of B2B Properties, which he retains to this day.

After leaving Zynetix in 2012, Taylor spent seven years in the general manager role with Surrey-based Quortus Ltd, a pioneering UK company working to create cutting edge private 4G and 5G network solutions for the mobile communications market. He left the role in August 2019. 

Voluntary roles

Between 2014 and 2018, Taylor served as the chairman of The Institute of Export & International Trade, the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade.

Since November of 2014, he has also held the role of court assistant and board member at the Guild of Entrepreneurs, a body which aims to promote the art and science of entrepreneurism. 

From February 2015, Taylor has also been a director at Open to Export, an economic empowerment organisation which offers business advice to UK exporters. 

Listen to Ian Taylor's Leaders Council podcast.

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