Abica calls its best pitchers up to the plate

January 9, 2009

Business mobile and telecommunications network abica, has reshuffled its managerial structure to give its best performers the freedom to operate effectively and position the company for future growth.

With a history of founding and growing successful telecoms companies between them, client services director Gregory Barnett and sales director David Munro, will take a step back from the day-to-day management of abica and focus their energies on developing new business.

Managing director Scott Allison explained: “At the moment we have two incredibly well-connected and effective directors being held back by the rigours of managing our sales and operations teams. This does not play to their strengths and by cutting them free of these responsibilities we will reap rewards from their proven sales and networking abilities.”

At the moment, Allison is interviewing for a sales manager and an operations manager and expects to have these positions filled early in the New Year.

He added: “We want to avoid the classic mistake of putting our two best business generators into roles that are focused on managing others rather than delivering growth – which is what they do best. Bringing in people with proven management expertise will release David and Gregory’s full potential and also help us get the best structure in place to manage our expansion in the coming months.”

The new sales and operations managers will sit alongside the finance and technical managers, with all four reporting into Allison as managing director.

However the board of the company will not change and the reshuffle is simply a way of putting the company’s human resources to best use.

Allison, Barnett and Munro will continue to operate as executive directors on abica’s board, alongside non-executive chairman Rod Matthews MBE, who has an unrivalled pedigree in this sector having founded ScottishTelecom – now Thus – in 1993.

Currently with a staff of 12, Allison said he expected that to at least double within 12 months, while he hoped the firm would also complete its first acquisition within the same timeframe.

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Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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