BT has appointed a new director to lead its Enterprise business in Scotland.
Glasgow-born Alan Lees, who has held several senior sales related roles at BT, has taken up the new role which will see him work with large business and public sector customers across Scotland.
Alan said: “We know how tough it has been for our customers, including some who’ve had to temporarily cease trading and others who are adapting to finding new ways of working.
“The shutdown of normal activity is having a huge impact on businesses, particularly in the hospitality, leisure, entertainment, travel and education industries. As a critical enabler, we are doing all we can to support our partners in both the public and private sectors.”
Alan’s most recent role was leading BT’s corporate business team within its Enterprise unit in Scotland, where he was responsible for supporting Scotland’s largest businesses.
BT has invested significantly in Scotland with the recent announcements of 5G mobile services from EE launching in a number of cities and towns including Glasgow and Edinburgh, with more to come.
The company has just announced multi-million pound plans to expand and refurbish its Glasgow Clydeside office, as well as committing to having a significant presence in Dundee, joining Edinburgh which was announced in 2018.
Alan said the focus now was to help businesses survive the economic impact of the coronavirus situation, but in the longer term he wanted BT to play a key role in the country’s future prosperity.
He said: “BT’s values align with the strategic plan for Scotland; with a focus on skills, technology and transformation, we have a great opportunity to support the social and economic growth objectives, bringing our public and private sectors closer than ever using the power of technology to enrich the industries and communities that we serve.”
Welcoming Alan’s appointment, Dean Terry, managing director of corporate and public sector of BT’s Enterprise unit, said: “I look forward to working with Alan in his new role.
“His experience of working in senior sales positions within BT and his understanding of the business needs of our corporate and public sector partners in Scotland will be a huge asset in his new role.”