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Brightsolid, the hybrid cloud managed service provider, announced today that it has appointed Alan Gardiner as Chief Marketing Officer.

Gardiner will lead Brightsolid’s marketing and communications strategy, working in partnership with the organisation’s sales and product development teams to extend the company’s market position.

Gardiner joins the organisation from managed cloud provider Six Degrees Group, where he was marketing director, and previously led group marketing at iomart. He has also held positions with Tesco Bank, Verint-Systems and NHS Health Scotland.

Welcoming Gardiner’s appointment, Elaine Maddison, CEO of Brightsolid commented: “Alan’s experience and reputation in the industry are second to none. The team and I have worked hard to drive the business forward despite the challenges of the past year and ensure that we can support our clients as they look to take advantage of cloud either for the first time or extend their use of it to digitally transform. Alan’s appointment will allow us to continue on this journey, and he will provide a much-needed link between our sales and product teams with the market to ensure our message is heard loud and clear.”

Alan Gardiner said: “Having worked in the managed services sector for the last six years, I have seen how Brightsolid has evolved and extended its brand story. The vision and plans that the senior team has for the company were a major appeal for me in joining Brightsolid, and its relationship with AWS provides a springboard for it to further support the company’s clients in their digital transformation journeys. I hope to add to this and extend the company’s lead in the sector in Scotland.”

The new CMO appointment follows recent news that Brightsolid has obtained AWS Public Sector Partner status, building on the strong track record the company has in working in partnership with central government, local authority, NHS and education sector in Scotland.

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