New CEO appointed by Telford’s Network Telecom
Network Telecom, a telecommunications provider based in Telford has appointed a new chief executive.
Duncan Ward has joined from his position as chief operating office of Toople plc in London. He has also served as MD for mobile software company Bluestone Media, divisional MD for Fujitsu Services and senior vice president at Orange, where he launched the Orange business brand.
He succeeds Martin Deane who held the role on an interim basis and will resume his responsibilities as chief financial officer.
Network Telecom joined Enreach last year, becoming part of a European UC provider that offers collaboration technologies and telecoms services.
Ward said: “I am immensely proud to be joining Network Telecom and building on its successes. I am also extremely excited by the extended portfolio of services and products that Enreach will bring.
“In recent times the need for the versatility to work from home with ease has been highlighted and our portfolio is more relevant than ever before for businesses that are serious about continuity, delivery of quality service and connectivity with customers, staff and suppliers.
“I want Network Telecom to be the ‘go to’ online provider for SME businesses and I believe the newly extended product range is way ahead of the competition.
“The focus will be on the delivering and further extending a best in class service to new and existing customers.
“We will continue the momentum to build this important sector, through improved communication, product quality and growing the business skill sets as necessary and attract the most talented people to join us.”
Stijn Nijhuis, chief executive of Enreach, added: “Duncan is the ideal choice to serve as CEO given his broad industry experience, successful management track record and proven ability to drive results.
“Speaking on behalf of the Enreach executive board, we look very much forward to working with him. He joins our group in an extraordinary situation where we, our partners and customers are facing unexpected challenges as Covid-19 spreads.
“So, I’m even more pleased that we have found such a skilled and experienced leader to guide Network Telecom and its customers through this challenging time.
“Together with the company’s exceptional management team, he will help us further develop our cloud-based products and services, so that we can support our customers and partners even better in light of the current market situation and beyond.”