Thomson helps Commsworld’s battle with rivals

Network and internet provider, Commsworld, has underlined its’ ambitious growth plans with the appointment of Steve Thomson as a non-executive director.

Mr Thomson brings 35 years of business and banking experience to the Edinburgh based firm after a long career in marketing and investment banking in Europe, Asia, North America and Russia, working for Burson Marsteller, Wickes, USB Philips & Drew and latterly as a managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston and Moscow-based United Financial Group.

Commsworld chief executive Ricky Nicol says the appointment demonstrates the firm’s ambition as it continues to battle with bigger rivals such as BT and Vodafone.

Mr Thomson sits on the board of Highlands & Island Enterprise, said: “I hope I can help Commsworld grow into new markets like the public sector.”

His appointment coincides with Malcolm Macpherson retiring from the Commsworld board which he joined in 2000.  Ian Blackford has become chairman.

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