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BCN Group strengthens leadership team with the appointment of new Chairman, Mark Braund

November 2022: BCN Group, the Manchester based IT cloud and managed services specialist, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Braund as its new Non-Executive Chairman. As a leading expert in the technology space, Braund will be helping BCN Group to synergise the company’s strategic growth goals.

BCN is a leading digital transformation company and managed service provider delivering cloud first data strategies, including Microsoft Modern Workplace, Microsoft Azure, analytics, development, and IT security services to the mid-market and public sector organisations.

In his role as Chairman, Braund will primarily support the board to define, align and meet the business’ strategic goals over the next 4-5 years. Having experienced a successful year for growth in 2022, with BCN’s recent acquisition of Evo-soft, a leading Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central specialists, Braund will focus on evolving the strategic direction of the Group, reinforcing its strong organic growth and advising on future development plans.

Braund has over 35 years’ experience in the technology, consulting and business services sectors and has a strong track record of leading teams through profitable change and materially improving shareholder value. In addition to his role as non-executive chairman at BCN Group, Braund is also chair of Livingstone Group, NFS Technology Group, Parity Group Plc and React Group Plc, highlighting his leadership skills and valued strategic approaches. Prior to setting up his own advisory practice, Braund was CEO of RedstoneConnect Plc., leading them through a well-documented turnaround, the profitable sale of legacy assets and carving out of an exciting software technology business, now known as Smartspace Software Plc.

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Braund said, “I’m excited and humbled to take on this role at BCN Group. Tech services is an industry which so many businesses rely on, and the sector will only grow with technological advances. 2022 is an exciting time to be joining the board, with the company having received investment earlier this year, and most recently completing the acquisition of Evo-Soft, strengthening the company’s portfolio. I’m excited to offer my knowledge and experience to the team, as the company enters its next phase of growth, and I am looking forward to seeing what’s in store for BCN in the coming years.”

Rob Davies, CEO of BCN Group, said: “I’m delighted that Mark has been appointed as chair, he has great credentials and track record of steering teams strategic growth in the tech services sector, but his understanding of people development and his cultural approach makes him an excellent fit and choice for BCN.”

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