Elland-based Vapour Cloud's appointment of Jon Pickering as Non-Executive Director is indicative of the firm's intention to hike turnover by over 20% in 2020.
Pickering is the former CEO and co-founder of Block, a £25m IT company which he exited in 2017.
“Jon will add a different dynamic to our leadership team,” stated CEO Tim Mercer. “He constructively challenges technical strategies and his fresh perspective on our growth plans will prove valuable during this period of rapid expansion."
Vapour's cloud division has witnessed 500% growth over the past two years. "We have no plans to become stagnant now," added Mercer. "We need the industry’s finest talent to keep pushing forward."
As part of its strategic advance Vapour Cloud also hired Blaine Craig as Customer Services Manager. He has almost 30 years industry experience under his belt and was formerly BT Channel Director. He also worked for Virgin Media, EON UK and Azzurri Communications.
In another new hire, Emma Haywood takes a Channel Account Manager role. Her career experience includes a stint at Virgin Media and starting her own wealth management protection consultancy.
"I foresee a couple of additional hires before the end of 2019," added Mercer.
Pictured: Tim Mercer and Blaine Craig