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New MD and COO for Cloud Technology Solutions


Manchester-headquartered Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS) has hired a new chief operating officer and promoted Tom Ray to managing director.

Chris Bunch (pictured left, above) joins from Cloudreach, where he helped grow the business from a 10-person start-up to a 900-strong business, while Tom Ray joined the business earlier this year as its first COO.

At CTS, which is Google’s largest dedicated European partner, Bunch will be responsible for scaling the business’ Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace offerings to UK and European markets.

Since joining CTS, Ray has helped drive growth in key markets including retail, financial services, public sector and manufacturing.

CTS employs more than 200 people in offices in Manchester, London, Edinburgh and Utrecht. It works with organisations including the Cabinet Office, The Financial Times and Village Hotels.

James Doggart, CEO at CTS, said: “Chris’ appointment has come at an exciting time for us. We’re undertaking bigger and more exciting modernisation projects for new and existing clients and his experience will play an important role in how we take those projects forward.

“Meanwhile, Tom has been a huge asset to us since he started at CTS. His ambition and understanding of the collective vision that we and Google have, means he’s played an important role in helping us achieve our targets. Promoting him to managing director was an obvious decision.”

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