Azzurri appoints new Head of Business Development

Azzurri Communications, the leading independent provider of managed communications services, has announced the appointment of Antony Vigar to the role of Head of Business Development. Antony, who re-joins Azzurri following a number of years at Vodafone, was appointed to support growth in both the company’s core enterprise communications customer base and its upcoming ICON cloud and managed services. He will report to Craig Wellman, Sales Director.

Commenting on Vigar’s appointment, Wellman said, “The telephony and UCC marketplace is increasingly moving towards hosted and cloud solutions as the most convenient option for delivering communications services. We needed someone who understood the enterprise communications landscape implicitly to help us drive our growth in these key areas. Antony’s experience in the service provider environment, combined with his extensive contact centre and IP communications background at Azzurri marked him out as a prime candidate for the role. We are thrilled to see Antony return to Azzurri.”

“I am delighted to be returning to Azzurri at this very exciting time as the company prepares to launch its cloud and managed services offerings later this year,” comments Antony. “Returning to Azzurri was a very easy decision for me, especially the chance to resume working with my former colleagues. I was impressed with the company’s commitment to developing a differentiated services proposition focused on delivering tangible outcomes and services, not simply technology to our customers and wanted to be a part of it.

“The investment Azzurri has made in its ICON core infrastructure is substantial, from both a monetary and an organisational point of view. Combining this investment with the proven experience of its technical team at delivering tailored solutions to its clients, Azzurri is well positioned to deliver secure, built-for-purpose, enterprise-grade communications services to its customers which leverage the flexibility and cost-effective advantages of the cloud. We really are poised to deliver the best of both worlds,” concludes Antony.

Vigar re-joins Azzurri from Vodafone, where he was sector head for the company’s media and hi-tech vertical accounts for over two years. Prior to Vodafone Vigar had spent over seven years at Azzurri, lastly as the head of specialist solutions where he played an instrumental role in securing a number of the company’s larger telephony and contact centre accounts, including the AA, Saga and Hastings.