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We’re delighted to introduce Chris Bunch as our new Chief Operating Officer and announce Tom Ray's move into our Managing Director position.

Chris joins us from Cloudreach and will be working alongside Tom and our CEO James Doggart to drive further growth at CTS.

Chris worked at Cloudreach for nine years as part of the company’s leadership team. His most recent role at the business saw him run the organisation’s UK and European division. During his time at Cloudreach, Chris helped grow the business from a 10-person start-up to a 900 strong team.

At CTS, Chris will be responsible for scaling the business’ Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace offerings to UK and European markets, and helping our clients spark modernisation with their IT infrastructure, enabling them to make smarter decisions with their data with technologies like machine learning (ML).

Since joining CTS, Tom has been instrumental in helping the digital transformation specialist drive growth in key markets including retail, financial services, public sector and manufacturing.

Speaking on his appointment, Chris said: “CTS has a great reputation in the market, having been a leader in the Google ecosystem since 2008, and being part of its further growth journey is an exciting prospect for me.

“Google has an incredibly competitive product offering that is empowering organisations to modernise with Kubernetes or to utilise data in unique and transformative ways. I look forward to working with CTS’ impressive roster of clients to transform and modernise their ways of working using Google’s solutions.”

Tom added: “Almost immediately after I joined CTS, the UK went into lockdown and the drive towards digital for many businesses accelerated at a huge pace. The team at CTS rose to the challenge and it’s been a great company to be a part of. Moving to a managing director role and leading the team towards the next phase of growth is a huge honour.

“CTS has demonstrated that it’s a leader in cloud technology and modernisation. Now, the next step for us is to become a market leader in data analytics and the use of technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence, to help enable truly data-driven organisations.”

James Doggart said: “Chris’ appointment has come at an exciting time for us. We’re undertaking bigger and more exciting modernisation projects for new and existing clients and his experience will play an important role in how we take those projects forward.

“Meanwhile, Tom has been a huge asset to us since he started at CTS. His ambition and understanding of the collective vision that we and Google have, means he’s played an important role in helping us achieve our targets. Promoting him to managing director was an obvious decision.”

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