Steve Merry appointed new business development manager
London, July 26 2001 - Projectplace the leading ASP for project
collaboration services in Europe, today announced the appointment of Steve
Merry as Business Development Manager. Steve brings to Projectplace ten
years of international business experience in IT. In particular Steve is
highly experienced in sales and marketing in the Internet services
marketplace. At Projectplace his primary objective will be to develop the
UK Sales function and continue the rapid sales growth.
"Steve joins Projectplace at a time when organisations are realising that
they need to collaborate on projects more effectively using the most
cost-effective means," said Dak Liyanearachchi, managing director of
Projectplace UK. "In the past few months we have seen a large increase in
the number of organisations having project teams working across
geographically dispersed locations and needing Projectplace services to
co-ordinate their activities."
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with a company which is
experiencing fantastic growth and bucking the downward trend of more
traditional ASPs," said Steve Merry, Business Development Manager at
Merry joins Projectplace from ICL, where he held the position of Business
Manager within eApplications (Projects & Professional Services Division).
ICL are a major designer, builder and operator of IT solutions and services
and it was here that Merry was primarily responsible for the e-Applications
Consultancy business in the North of the UK. Steve was also responsible
business development, aligning service delivery with clients' corporate
strategy and objectives, project management and resource planning.
Prior to this he was the Business Development Manager (UK and Europe) for IS
Integration Ltd, a leading independent UK-owned company who help
organisations to improve their business performance and their service to
customers through effective use of e-business and advanced information
Steve was also a major accounts manager at the Gartner Group. It was here
that he globally managed blue chip clients including ICI plc, Holiday Inn
International, Allied Domecq plc and Astra Zeneca plc.
Projectplace is a global pay-per-use Web-based application service for
professional project collaboration and document management. It currently
has over 66,000 customers registered in over 25 countries, with revenue
growing at a rate, which far exceeds predicted take-up figures. This rapid
expansion has led to the strengthening of the UK management team through
this key appointment.
Projectplace is a fast-growing ASP founded in Sweden in 1998. The business
idea is to develop and operate specialised web services that enable people
involved in projects to collaborate and communicate efficiently and
effectively. A Projectplace is a secure area on the Internet with numerous
services and features for project collaboration and document management
gathered in one place. It only takes a minute to set up a functional
projectplace, and this is available 24/7 to project members. Projectplace
has more than 60,000 users in 25 countries.
For more information visit: http://www.projectplace.co.uk
Dak Liyanearachchi, Projectplace Ltd
Tel: 0207 569 3131
Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey,
Tel: 0118 989 5600
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