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Commsworld launches staff shares scheme



Network provider Commsworld has taken steps to increase its employee ownership by launching a shares scheme for all staff.

The Edinburgh-headquartered company has set up an Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI), which gives employees the right to acquire share options from a pool set aside.

Chief executive Steve Langmead said: “When we were looking at our options for the future, we wanted our people to be able to benefit from our success – the EMI scheme was the ideal way forward for us, and we hope that all our staff will take advantage of it as the company goes from strength to strength.”

The launch of the scheme comes as Commsworld reveals 12 new appointments, following its biggest ever recruitment drive.

Dan Jackson joins as business development director, with the aim of driving new business sales into the public sector market across England.

He previously held senior sales roles at Redcentric, Intrinsic/Maintel, NG Bailey and Dimension Data, bringing more than 35 years’ experience in the industry.

Gavin Stewart has been appointed pre-sales consultant to meet growing demand and develop sales to Commsworld’s current customer base, along with developing new business.

Linsey Willis joins the sales team and will focus on growth, having previously worked for Capita in a similar role.

Meanwhile, Dave McCann joins as alliances director and Ross McLean as product manager.

Ali Hunter and Brian Dempsey join the cloud solutions team and Barry Cole the voice team.

Sean Massie, Jacob Wiggins and Daniel Craig join the field teams, while John Evans joins comes in as a senior network engineer in August.

Langmead added: “These appointments, across all areas of the business, underline our commitment to investing in our future as we expand to meet growing demand and highlight our ambition going forward as the business continues to go from strength to strength in both the public and private sectors across the UK.”

Commsworld supports organisations, both in public and private sectors, with their telecommunications.

The business has grown rapidly in recent years, fuelled by deals with local authorities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Renfrewshire and the Scottish Borders.

It secured contracts valued at more than £16.7m across multiple sectors between October and December last year.

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