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Posted on March 2, 2020 by staff

Cloud Technology Solutions appoints COO

Cloud Technology Solutions has appointed Tom Ray as Chief Operating Officer.

The Manchester-headquartered firm is looking to drive UK and European growth with the arrival of Ray from Cloudreach.

During his time at the cloud computing consultancy, he held roles including Global Head of Operations, Head of Cloudreach USA and, most recently, the General Manager of Microsoft Azure.

The move comes as CTS aims to build on a strong 2019, which saw the digital transformation specialist post revenues of £27.5m – a 50 per cent increase on the previous year.

Ray will work with Chief Executive Officer James Doggart to drive further growth for the business across its UK and European markets, where it already works with more than 400 businesses including Victoria Beckham, The Daily Telegraph and the Department for Transport.

As Europe’s largest Google Cloud Premier Partner, CTS helps businesses transform their operations by providing consultancy on cloud services, data analysis and app development.

Ray said: “The tech industry has always been a high growth sector but with new innovations arriving all the time it’s becoming increasingly fast moving. It’s important that companies operating in it have the agility and ambition to capitalise on the opportunities this presents.

“CTS has a history of doing exactly that and has been able to establish itself as a leading business in market. When the opportunity came to join the team, it was an easy decision.

“I’m looking forward to working with a fantastic team to help CTS continue to grow sustainably. As part of that, I’ll be ensuring we maintain a strong focus on providing a quality service to our clients. Digital modernisation can bring so many benefits to businesses and CTS has a key role to play in helping them along that journey.

James Doggart, chief executive officer at CTS, said: “Tom has a unique depth and breadth of experience and has successfully proven that he knows how to grow a business in our industry.

“He joins us at an exciting time and will play an invaluable role as we look to bring our expertise in digital transformation to an increasing number of businesses across the UK and Europe.”

CTS employs more than 180 people across offices in Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Maarssen and Frankfurt.