Smart Card growth boosts ID Data sales force Friday 17 August 2001 PDF Print ID Data plc, the UK’s largest supplier of secure transaction systems and smart card services, has appointed two new sales consultants and two international sales directors, in response to the continuing growth in demand for smart cards worldwide. These appointments substantially increase the size of the ID Data sales force in line with the company’s business expansion plans. Nigel Bromley, formerly senior global sales manager of Empower Interactive Group Ltd and Thomas Kenny, formerly vice president of e-Business of Citibank in London, will head the international sales teams, concentrating on the GSM market. Christopher Holah, formerly account manager of Keycorp Systems Ltd, is working with multi-applications, such as MULTOS. Helen Taylor, the former retail account handler for Special EFX Ltd, is working with loyalty membership clients, such as the Automobile Association (AA). Both join ID Data as sales consultants. Commenting on the appointments, Peter Cox, Chief Executive of ID Data, said: “The wide range of skills brought to ID Data by these appointments includes specific sector expertise in e-commerce, telecoms, secure payment systems and banking. The company’s existing strong position, together with the experience of the new sales team, will ensure we make healthy progress. The current international client base of ID Data combined with the extensive contacts in, and knowledge of, the specific markets, being brought by the new team, will fuel further expansion.” - Ends - For further information, please contact: ID Data plc Peter Cox, Chief Executive Tel: + 44 (0)1536 207 000 Email: email@example.com Issued by: Bankside Consultants Limited Henry Harrison-Topham / Russell Elliott Tel: +44 (0)20 7444 4140 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Note to Editors: ID Data plc: ID Data plc ("ID Data") the UK’s largest supplier of secure transaction systems and smart card to the international telephony, banking, retail and secure access sectors, launched its new IDDEAS (ID Data Direct Easy Application System), bringing greater flexibility to the manufacture of GSM SIM products. IDDEAS was launched in February 2001 at the World Congress in Cannes. Their market sectors include telephony, finance, retail and secure access. The Company strategy has moved from commodity products into value-added services and solutions, which has created a solid platform on which to build further growth. Clients include BT and C & W, Barclays Bank, Tesco, and Exxon Mobil. ID Data has formed agreements with major global corporations to ensure rapid market development as shown by their partnerships with TTi, Toshiba and Toppan. The company has now delivered in excess of 6 million chip cards for banking in the UK, giving it an estimated 32% market share after less than 18 months in the business. The Company was founded in 1988, and was listed on the AIM in October 2000. Website: http://www.id-data.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Lothbury Financial in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.