BT appoints Alan Lees as the new director of its enterprise business
BT has appointed Alan Lees as the new director of its enterprise business in Scotland.
With BT expanding its operations following the launch of new 5G mobile services from EE in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Lees will be responsible for managing the relationship between its enterprise business and large business and public sector customers across Scotland.
BT will also expand and refurbish its Glasgow Clydeside office, as well as committing to having a “significant presence” in Dundee, joining Edinburgh which was announced in 2018.
Arriving in the role, Lees said he would focus on helping businesses survive the disruption brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “We know how tough it has been for our customers, including some who’ve had to temporarily cease trading and others who are adapting to finding new ways of working.
“The shutdown of normal activity is having a huge impact on businesses, particularly in the hospitality, leisure, entertainment, travel and education industries. As a critical enabler, we are doing all we can to support our partners in both the public and private sectors.
“We are helping the NHS with their critical requirements, and the invaluable LifeLines – a project providing a secure virtual visiting solution for families whose loved ones are in intensive care units. We also helped the Scottish Government to quickly setup their shielding helpline, allowing the most vulnerable people in our communities to get the support they need.
“We’re also supporting businesses from sole traders and SMEs, all the way through to large corporates by giving them access to the best technology, flexible options and training to help them navigate through this crisis.”
He added: “BT’s values align with the strategic plan for Scotland; with a focus on skills, technology and transformation, we have a great opportunity to support the social and economic growth objectives, bringing our public and private sectors closer than ever using the power of technology to enrich the industries and communities that we serve.”