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By | Team Register 12th August 2008 16:30

BT hires ex-C&W boss to run Global Services (UK)

BT has appointed Royston Hoggarth, the former CEO of C&W's UK operations, to run the UK side of its Global Services division. He replaces Tim Smart who is off to King's College Hospital (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, Dow Jones newswire reports.

Hoggarth will be running running a bloody big business - the UK contributes around £4.5 billion out of almost £8 billion revenues worldwide for the business, which is ranked as the world's third biggest IT reseller by Var Business, behind only EDS and Accenture.

Last month, BT shares fell more than 10 per cent on news that margins at Global Services are under pressure. This has not put a damper on the company's enthusiasm for growth by acquisition.

In an interview today with the UK telecoms trade pub Total Telecom, BT Global Services' uber boss, François Barrault, said the company is keen to add selectively, where" it benefits our customers". Oh and he's very pleased to have Hoggarth on board. The Total Telecom interview is here, but hurry along, the pub is very picky about free-to-read articles, so it might not be available for too long.

You can read more about Hoggarth in BT's release here. ®

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