TECHNOLOGY consultancy Saggezza UK has announced the appointment of former EY and Cisco director Peter Hughes as Programme Director.
Hughes, who boasts over 20 years’ experience working in senior tech roles across the globe, joined the company following its acquisition by Silicon Valley tech giant Infostretch earlier this year.
The acquisition will see Saggezza significantly ramp up its recruitment efforts over the next 12 months, with the creation of scores of jobs across its operations in Sunderland, Edinburgh, London and Birmingham.
Hughes was born and raised in the North East before going on to travel the globe during the course of his career and will join the company in a hybrid capacity, splitting his time between his home office and the company’s Sunderland HQ.
Speaking about his new role, Peter said: “Throughout my career I’ve always been involved in delivery and project management and joining Saggezza was just too good of an opportunity to turn down.
“Having worked across a number of different sectors, most recently at Scott Logic in Newcastle but in the past at EY, Cisco and BP across various countries, I relished the challenge of not only applying technology to business problems, but also being disruptive with technology and applying it to new business opportunities.
“Looking back, I’ve always tended to work with more complicated projects or projects that need recovery or intervention and with Saggezza I have the opportunity to do exactly that with clients across the globe, from ecommerce and banking giants and fast-growing start-ups, all while staying right here in the North East. I can’t wait to get started.”
Saggezza is currently recruiting for software developers, salesforce consultants and test engineers, with more roles to be advertised over the coming months as the company continues to expand its presence across the UK.
Hughes added: “Saggezza for me is a company which is very much on the move, especially since joining the Infostretch Group. The company has a real ability to connect with business leaders and identify their problems, identify their aspirations and provide solutions that really push those businesses forward and that’s very different from just being a purveyor of technology in its own right.
“If you are considering a new challenge or are considering a career in tech then I couldn’t recommend Saggezza enough. As a company, it is really embracing virtual and hybrid working, so you can be part of the company regardless of your location, while being part of a journey which is well underway – led by some very significant entrepreneurial people – to create a UK tech company with a truly global reach.”
Rob Gwyther, director of delivery at Saggezza UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Peter to the team and are confident that his vast knowledge and experience will be instrumental in taking Saggezza to the next level.”
“We have doubled in size over the past year despite the pandemic and our UK business has played a key role in generating new business and delivering solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands.
“As we look to the future, our aim is to continue building on this success and attracting top talent from across the UK – such as Peter – will be pivotal to helping us achieve our goals.”
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