Tuesday 26 September 2017

BT Ireland announce appointments as group revenue rises

New hires Michael Galvin, Karen Harman, Erin Kennedy, Brian Barry, Ann-Marie Leech and Martin Flynn. Photo: Chris Bellew/ Fennells
New hires Michael Galvin, Karen Harman, Erin Kennedy, Brian Barry, Ann-Marie Leech and Martin Flynn. Photo: Chris Bellew/ Fennells
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

BT Ireland has announced six new appointments in its business sales division as the BT Group reported underlying revenue growth of 4.7pc in the third quarter of its financial year.

The group reported revenue of £4.59bn (€6.03bn) in the three-month period ending on December 31, 2015, while it reported a 3pc rise in EBITDA during the period up to £1.61bn (€2.12bn).

Adjusted profit before tax in the firm grew 14pc in the period up to £928m (€1.22bn) while adjusted earnings per share grew to 9p per share, up 13pc.

Group chief executive Gavin Patterson, said it was a positive period for the group.

"This is a strong set of results with good numbers across the board. Revenue was up 4.7pc this quarter, our best result for more than seven years," he said.

"We are making good progress towards our goal of sustainable profitable revenue growth."

BT also recently announced the acquisition of UK network EE.

Meanwhile BT Ireland has announced the appointment of six senior professionals to its business sales division.

The announcement comes after the Irish arm reported a 4pc increase on its underlying revenue.

Former Three Ireland employees Erin Kennedy and Karen Harman will join as head of enterprise inside sales and as an account director respectively.

Michael Galvin and Ann Marie Lynch, both formerly of G4S Secure Solutions, are joining as deal architect for the company's major deals team and account director in the MNC division respectively.

Brian Barry, a former sales director with Impact Packaging, has become an account director in the global communications sector.

And Martin Flynn has been added to BT Ireland's team as an account director looking at local large enterprises.

The appointments have been made as BT aims to further its multinational customer base in Ireland.

The managing director of BT Ireland, Shay Walsh, said they have come after positive financial results. "BT is in an exciting position in Ireland right now," Mr Walsh said.

"Our financial results reveal revenue growth for the third consecutive quarter this financial year. This has been largely driven by our continued success in delivering large scale, complex communications and IT solutions for Ireland's growing multinational base."

Irish Independent

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