Continued expansion creates new position at Projectplace Thursday 26 July 2001 PDF Print 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 Projectplace. 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 technology. 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. About Projectplace 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 Press Contacts: Dak Liyanearachchi, Projectplace Ltd eclat Marketing Managing Director Tel: 0207 569 3131 E-mail: email@example.com Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey, Tel: 0118 989 5600 E-mail: Chris@eclat.co.uk Nicola@eclat.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.