M247 appoints former Canon UK MD as senior hire to join leadership team

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by Rachael Hesno
Stephen Bates M247

Manchester-based connectivity and cloud services provider M247 has announced it has appointed a new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer to join its executive leadership team.

Stephen Bates will take on the new role and joins from connectivity platform ngena. He has previously held positions as CEO of Cloudview Ltd, SVP of Global Enterprise Sales at RIM (Blackberry) and Managing Director of Canon UK & Ireland. 

He will be based at the tech firm’s London office and will play a “significant role” within its leadership team.

Steven Briant, who has been in the acting role for the past few months, will revert to a Senior Sales role after transitioning the business over to Bates.

Darryl Edwards, CEO of M247, said: “Stephen is a highly accomplished sales leader and we are delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to him making an immediate impact on the business.”

Bates (pictured) added: “M247’s significant heritage and credentials alongside its forward thinking and innovative outlook certainly stand out in the market and I am looking forward to being able to put my previous experience to good use and influencing the go to market strategy of the business going forward.”

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