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Tony Sumpster, previously head of Datawatch International, appointed as Managing Director, EMEA at TOWER Software

TOWER Software has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Tony Sumpster in the role of Managing Director (MD) across Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA). The appointment marks a significant evolution in the way that TOWER Software will capitalise on its award winning solutions for electronic document and records management.

Sumpster’s previous experience as MD at information delivery and service management specialist, Datawatch, makes him prefect for the role. As TOWER Software maintains a firm hold on its market share within local and central government, its ambition is to ensure that existing customers continue to enjoy the exacting standards of excellence and continuous improvement that has made TOWER Software the solution of choice for managing documents in the public sector.

In addition, Sumpster's appointment is part of a wider plan to enable TOWER Software to continue to build on its world-class expertise into other markets. TOWER Software enjoys growing popularity and success in corporate environments such as finance, banking and insurance where the efficient control of records and documents across the enterprise is business-critical.

“TOWER Software enjoys a privileged status as a software vendor,” commented Sumpster, “Not only did it grow significantly again last year, but its flagship product, TRIM Context is widely considered technically superior in its market place. Its new user interface will confirm TRIM’s position as best in class, and its customers and partners can only expect greater innovation and support during my tenure at TOWER Software. I hope to spearhead a number of fresh initiatives such as new partner programmes and improved communications to bring renewed momentum and focus to our sales activity,” concluded Sumpster.

Building on his previous success during a five-year tenure at Datawatch as Sales Manager rising to UK Director between 1995 and 1999, then MD in 2002, Sumpster brings 15 years experience in sales and marketing as well as strong business development and strategic skills. Sumpster has most recently been involved in a number of start-up and business performance projects.

Martin Harwood, TOWER Software’s CEO, claims that Tony’s youth and enthusiasm is just what the EMEA operation needs, “Tony’s a real dynamo. He’s got a lot of energy and a lot of ideas. It’s going to be an exciting time for our EMEA operation. I look forward to seeing the results.”

About TOWER Software

TOWER Software delivers Electronic Document and Records Management (EDRM) solutions, empowering organisations to take control of their corporate information assets. TOWER Software’s award-winning TRIM Context solution is a single, integrated platform that manages business information throughout its complete lifecycle. By relying on its proven domain expertise, strong strategic partnerships and powerful solutions, TOWER Software enables organisations to maintain accuracy, maximise efficiency and achieve and maintain standards compliance across industries, resulting in sustained competitive advantage. TOWER Software is a privately held company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1985, TOWER Software serves nearly 1,000 customers in 32 countries worldwide. Its partners include Anite, CAP Gemini, EDS, Hewlett Packard, LogicaCMG, Microsoft and Unisys. TOWER Software UK is based at Abbey House, Grenville Place, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1BP. Tel: +44 (0) 1344 392700, Web:

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