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Circle IT hires former Dell executive to drive growth ambitions

Managed service player Circle IT is looking to triple its turnover and has brought on board some management expertise in the form of a former Dell executive

Managed services specialist Circle IT has appointed a former Dell executive as part of its push to break through the £30m turnover barrier.

The firm has appointed industry veteran Ken Harley as its sales and marketing director. He was recently UK sales director at Dell Networking and had a spell at Dell Education and his 25 year track record in the industry also includes spells at EDS and Veritas.

He joins Circle at a time when the firm has most recently broken through the £10.8m for the 12 months ending 30 November 2016, which was a 20% increase on the previous year.

"We’ve had another fantastic year at Circle IT and I’m delighted to welcome Ken on board. His experience and leadership with be fundamental in helping us to reach the next stage of our planned growth," said Roger Harry, CEO at Circle IT.

"Not only have we grown the business considerably using a pool of local talent - we’ve continued to cement our position as one of the leading technology businesses with some key wins in great sectors including education, law and media," he added.

Harley is familiar with Circle IT as a result of the reseller's position in the Dell partner network and said he had been impressed with the business.

"We enjoyed a number of significant successes as partners and I aim to continue to build on those successes. Circle IT is a dynamic, energetic and rapidly growingly business with inspiring ambitions," he said.

Speaking last week at the announcement of the most recent financial numbers Harry said that 2017 had started well for the firm and it was focusing on gaining growth in its key sectors.

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