Managing Director – Network Group 

Hugh Furness joined the Group in January 2019 as Managing Director, and is charged with delivering an ambitious strategy for growth over the next four years.

With over 20 years in the Channel, the last 17 with the Datalogic Group where he developed and launched WASP in the UK and Europe, Hugh is highly skilled at developing teams and empowering them to exceed expectations.

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

Hugh says, “I’ve always been interested in Network Group, since working with them in the early days of establishing WASP in the Channel. 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.”