Network Group, the UK’s premier technology community which brings forward-looking tech people together to improve themselves and their businesses, is delighted to announce the appointment of Hugh Furness as its new Managing Director.

With over 20 years in the Channel, the last 17 with the Datalogic Group where Hugh developed and launched WASP in the UK and Europe, he joins Network Group at a time of significant growth and evolution.

A dynamic all-rounder with a versatile skill set, extensive Channel experience and familiar with working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving business, Hugh has the knowledge and drive to lead the Group into the next phase of growth and success.

“I’ve always been interested in Network Group, since working with them in the early days of establishing WASP in the Channel,” says Furness. “The Group stands apart in the UK and EMEA Channel as a truly inclusive community, with very engaged Members and Partners, so when the opportunity arose to get involved at this level I jumped at it! I am very excited to take the lead at this stimulating time in the Groups development.”

Network Group Chairman, Paul Rambridge said “We are extremely pleased to have engaged Hugh as the Group Managing Director, his experience of developing teams and growing businesses speaks for itself. Culturally, his attitude is a great fit and mirrors our core values of doing the right thing, sharing information, focusing on solutions and delivering results.”