Newbury, UK, 28th February 2006 - Communications and technology company, Azzurri Communications, is pleased to announce that Steve Dolton (43) formally Group Finance Director has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect. The role will be focused on overseeing the activities of all the company’s operating divisions.
At the same time Ian Glanville (40) joins Azzurri as Chief Financial Officer. Both positions have main board status.
Ian joins Azzurri from KPMG Corporate Finance where he was a Partner leading KPMG’s focus in technology across Europe. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1992 and specialised in corporate finance twelve years ago.
Ian has led over 40 successful transactions in the IT sector including all aspects of M&A and has recently undertaken a number of cross border transactions. Ian has worked on key client relationships including Hewlett Packard and Oracle, and represented numerous venture capital organisations.
Martin St. Quinton, CEO, said: “Ian Glanville brings with him a wealth of experience and is an excellent addition to the team. Azzurri has grown considerably in recent years and as such it is important that we continue to strengthen our management at all levels. It was always our intention that Steve Dolton would eventually move over to the COO role given his extensive operational experience, and I would like to thank him for his excellent work as Azzurri’s Group Finance Director since our inception in July 2000.”
Ian Glanville, added: “I am privileged to be joining one of the most successful management teams in the industry. These are exciting times for Azzurri and I am looking forward to implementing the next phase of development and enabling the company to achieve its strategic goals.”
About Azzurri Communications
Azzurri Communications was formed in June 2000 with support from 3i and the Bank of Scotland and is currently made up of 15 strategic company acquisitions. Azzurri Communications is one of the largest converged voice, data, and managed service consultancies in the UK. Annualised turnover is in excess of £100 million. There are 800 employees nationwide. Headquartered in Newbury, Azzurri currently has sales and support operations in Fareham, High Wycombe, London, Birmingham, Burnley, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and East Kilbride.
Backed by leading manufacturers and networks, Azzurri provides solutions that include voice, data, networking, digital print and mobile. Azzurri also provides consultancy such as in-depth communications audits for large corporations and comprehensive telecoms management services. For further information visit <http://www.azzurricommunications.com/>