We are delighted to announce that Simon Blagden CBE is to work closely with the CHH team, advising on strategic account development and new market penetration as part of its ambitious 3 year growth plan. This complements Comtec Group International’s recent share acquisition in CHH. Tim Hughes, CHH MD, said “Simon has a unique strategic network together with a global market knowledge so the opportunity to work with him fills us with excitement and a great sense of pride. We now have all the pieces to our jigsaw and we are looking to actively engage with potential customers, understand their issues and see how we can offer our value add solutions”.
Simon Blagden is non-executive Chairman of Fujitsu UK. He has 25 years business experience in the IT and Telecoms industry, initially at GEC where he was an International Commercial Manager. In 1991, he joined Quante AG as UK Managing Director and then joined the Main Board in 1995 as CEO of International Operations. In 2000 he joined Spescom in Johannesburg to head up its international telecoms and IT business. In 2005, he was appointed as Non Executive Chairman of Fujitsu UK and is a member of Fujitsu UK's leadership team. Simon was appointed MBE in 1997 for services to export and was appointed CBE in 2016 for services to the economy.
His other appointments are;-
- Member of the Government's Apprenticeship Delivery Board
- Member of the expert panel advising Government on Technical and Professional Education
- Industry Chairman of the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Group (an All-Party Parliamentary Group)
- Chairman of HRH The Duke of York's charity, The Duke of York's Community Initiative
Simon commented “After many years of working predominantly with multi-national companies it will be a refreshing change to work closely with an SME and utilise my experience to assist with the challenges they face. CHH possess the culture and operational structure of a much larger organisation and there is a desire and ability within the team to increase its scale. Their core values of trust, honesty, respect and commitment are commendable and I am looking forward to being an active part of the journey”