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Mouchel appoints former BT local boss as business services MD

Mouchel has made former BT local chief Craig Apsey its new business services division managing director.

Mr Apsey joins Mouchel from BT’s local, regional and devolved government business, where he was COO and then director of major deals.

The appointment comes after Mouchel chief executive Grant Rumbles undertook a strategic review of the consultancy, restructuring it into two divisions and closing 13 offices to save £18 million and “secure the long term viability of the business”.

The firm has been realigned from its four divisions into infrastructure and business services, with the company focusing in the shorter term on its core areas such as highways and water, and existing customers.

Mouchel said Mr Apsey will build on work started by interim managing director, Michael Gates, consolidating Mouchel’s property and consultancy businesses, identifying and delivering best practice, developing the delivery model and implementing the transformation that Mouchel’s clients require and expect.

Mr Rumbles said: “We are delighted to have Craig on board. With nearly three decades of experience working with local government organisations and as a civil servant in ICT, he is an ideal choice for this position.

“His recent senior roles with BT give him the knowledge and experience to play a vital part in Mouchel’s transformation and future business success.”

At BT, Mr Apsey was responsible for bespoke programmes to BT’s business process outsourcing customers, the development of the associated knowledge and skills base, and the creation of new value-added services.

Prior to this he spent nearly 10 years working for the civil service in a number of posts at the Department of Social Security (now Department of Work and Pensions).He was responsible for Solutions Architecture and the rollout of a new network and equipment to the Contributions Agency

Mr Rumbles - who joined Mouchel last autumn - revealed plans for the “streamlined structure” alongside half-year results recording a £11m pre tax loss on flat revenue of £270m.

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