The Word brings in Boucon chief


Welsh B2B dealer and Vodafone Premier Partner the Word has appointed Lloyd Bowden as head of systems in a newly created role.

Lloyd joins from reseller Boucon Network Solutions, where he was managing director between October 2007 and December 2009. He is charged with driving forward the company’s plans within the converged telecoms market. He will also be responsible for recruiting a team of business managers to grow sales and establish relationships with key suppliers to enable the supply, delivery, installation and support of complex VoIP telephony networks.

The company said the new solutions offered will complete its telecoms portfolio. It added that it is also developing its own billing platform, moving towards customers having one point of contact and one bill for all communications services.

Bowden said: “My aim is to build our reputation of being the best Mitel supplier, not only in Wales but also across the UK, as well as building on our existing partnership with Mitel.”

The Word managing director Huw Stiley said: “Lloyd’s appointment is a key step in our transition to offering customers every aspect of communication that a business requires and builds on our hard work to-date, including achieving our Mitel partnership status and the establishment of the fixed line division.”