QTS (Quality Technology Systems Ltd), the market-leading supplier of secure online systems to building societies, has started 2013 with a new office and a new appointment.
Adrian Westgate joins the company as its new Operations Director, with management and strategic responsibility for the development and project management teams. A key focus will be the planned expansion of the teams, in order to continue to deliver exceptional customer service and support, and ensure that QTS achieves its ambitious growth plans.
Adrian joins QTS from National Counties Building Society, where his position as Associate Director, Technology Services gave him responsibility for all day-to-day IT operations and a significant input into the Society's strategy.
Garry Williams, Managing Director of QTS, said 'Adrian has a significant, and broad range of IT experience gained over 27 years in the Building Society sector. He has a proven 'hands-on' approach and the ability to formulate pragmatic and practical solutions to issues. I'm delighted to welcome him to the company at a time of continued growth and expansion, and believe he has a lot to offer our clients and colleagues alike.'
In addition to Adrian's appointment, Carrie Hoy takes up a new role as Marketing Director. This will allow Carrie to concentrate on the marketing and commercial strategy and to continue to identify new market potential, following the launch of the QTS mobile banking platform in 2012.
Alongside these changes in the team, QTS has opened a new office in Edinburgh. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's financial district, the new office will give QTS staff and clients another place to work and meet, and will complement existing sites in Northamptonshire and South Yorkshire.
Garry Williams said 'As Edinburgh is the UK's second financial centre after London, it made sense for us to base our first Scottish office here. We have a strong, established presence in the Building Society market but are increasingly working with companies from across the financial services sector. Our investment in this new office and in hiring new talent will strengthen our offering and help us, as well as our clients, to perform better.'