A Teesside managed service provider which works with over 500 companies across the UK has created a new role as part of year-on-year growth plans.

Stockton-based razorblue, which now has seven offices and a team of over 180 people, has welcomed George Galloway to the team, an experienced commercial director with over 37 years in the industry. As Head of New Business, he will be developing sales strategies and initiatives.

razorblue also said it plans to recruit more than 25 additional team members in the next 12 months to support its plans to continue expanding its nationwide coverage and adding more products and services to the current offering.

George said: “During my career I’ve achieved a high level of success in creating strong client relationships, selling complex products and solutions, and achieving targets through delivering effective programme management, strategic planning and team leadership – so I am confident that I can work with the company’s team to continue its growth trajectory.

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“I have an in-depth knowledge of public and private sector tender frameworks at all levels which is something I am looking forward to focusing on here at razorblue, but most of all, I’m excited to help onboard new clients and see their continued success being supported."

George’s experience includes developing a business from a £3 million to £20 million turnover organisation with £15 million recurring revenue, and in his most recent role, achieving a record 60% revenue growth in 12 months.

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Dan Kitchen, CEO of razorblue said: “We are always keen to add skilled people to our team and George is exactly that – he brings a raft of experience to the senior leadership team as well as innovative ideas to support our sales and marketing function, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

The company - one of the key partners in The Northern Echo's Level Up campaign for investment and jobs –  specialises in managed IT, security services, super-fast connectivity, cloud and hosting and business software solutions across a broad range of industries.