Zen was founded in 1995 by Richard Tang and was one of the first Internet service providers in the UK. Zen began by providing Internet access to schools and small businesses in the Rochdale area and moved from 2 employees in 1995 to 413 at the start of May 2012. Today Zen boasts a customer base of more than 77,000 broadband users nationwide. Zen has been highly praised by PC Pro winning for the last 16 years as their best broadband provider. They've continued there awards with Which?, winning awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.