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Cellular Solutions strengthens growth ambitions with appointment of director of marketing and business development

North East-based business communications and systems specialist, Cellular Solutions, has appointed Garry Drage as Director of Marketing and Business Development to drive further business growth.

Garry will be bringing his considerable sales management experience to the Sunderland-headquartered firm to help increase its presence in new and existing markets.

Founded in 1995, Cellular Solutions helps organisations to improve communications, operations and processes. It provides business communications and systems solutions – including mobile, landline, broadband, software and digital – to organisations ranging from start-ups and SMEs to large, multi-site organisations, supporting them at every stage of their business journeys.

Cellular Solutions operates at the forefront of communications technology and business software and as such it was the first North East based business to offer the roll out of broadband to customers in Newcastle.

Garry has more than 10 years’ experience in managing teams selling technology, telecommunications and software services. He spent four years in Business Development at Orange (now EE), seven years as Head of Mid Markets Field Sales in the North and Scotland at Telefónica and prior to joining Cellular Solutions, he was Head of SME UK at Virgin Media Business.

He has proven experience in leading top performing sales teams and will be responsible for driving business growth through working with Cellular Solutions’ expert sales professionals.

Garry Drage commented: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work for Cellular Solutions, as the company has the same business values as me and a strong, customer-centric approach.

“I have been watching the company grow, especially the last eight years, and I see a tremendous amount of potential here. The staff are experts in their fields, helping customers overcome multiple challenges through tailored business communication and systems products and services, and I look forward to working with them on growing the business.”

Mike Bowers, Managing Director of Cellular Solutions, said: “I have known Garry for a number of years and I am pleased to welcome him to the senior team.

“Having held a number of experienced sales positions with major telecommunications service providers like O2, Orange and Virgin Media, Garry brings with him the knowledge to support the skills and expertise of our sales team as we look to support new and existing customers in the North East and beyond with a range of cost-effective solutions that can make a real difference to their businesses.”

Cellular Solutions is a long-established provider of business communications and software systems that enable businesses tobecome more productive, effective and efficient, underpinning long term success and growth.