Former ITS Technology Group CEO Roy Shelton has joined forces with Doncaster-based Connectus as MD, taking the helm of a strengthened management team and pushing forward with a SME and mid-market targeted growth campaign based in large part on the firm's local fibre network.
His appointment follows the hires of ex-Daisy Group Director Kate O’Brien who leads marketing, Andy Marsden who heads up sales and Scott Taylor, boss of a new compliance and security team. Incoming Jessica Murray leads the finance operation.
These moves follow the acquisition of cyber and data specialist Cybersity and a £150k funding boost from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) by FW Capital in December.
Shelton said: “Connectus has a great history, diverse customers and with a key strength in connectivity and our own network across Doncaster the business is well positioned to for growth.
“We have invested heavily in our infrastructure, vendor relationships and our people, and with the acquisition of Cybersity and its team of engineers we can offer a real point of difference.”
Connectus was formed following the acquisition of Eximus Solutions 12 months ago and Shelton's appointment comes soon afar the retirement of Eximus founders Maurice Lee and Elaine Gellion.
"With its own full fibre network in Doncaster the business has evolved and enhanced its existing product suite to focus on services delivered over IP including voice as well as CCTV and detection," added Shelton.