Richard Blundell has been appointed IT Services Divisional Director at business services specialist Commercial.
Blundell plans to double Commercial IT Services’ turnover in the next two to three years by strengthening the division’s disruptive messaging in the market, by reinforcing its existing position in the legal and education sectors and by developing opportunities in other data-centric industries, such as accountancy, financial services and retail.
Blundell says he was attracted to Commercial because of its social and environmental credentials.
He said: “There is an unmet need for managed service providers with a conscience. I am a personal advocate of ‘profit for good’ and can’t think of any business services company in the UK that addresses this more effectively than Commercial. When business leaders talk about IT developments such as cloud migration, they quite rightly focus on areas such as performance and security. But it’s also important to acknowledge and address the fact that workplace technologies are a major contributor of carbon emissions. Switching to a cloudbased model can reduce the number of power-hungry, inefficient machines in the office and we’re keen to talk to businesses who want to apply social and environmental filters to their technology purchasing.”