UK cloud hosting provider brightsolid online technology announced last week it has appointed Peter Telfer, who was recently shortlisted as the “UK’s Most Employable Young Person“, its marketing executive to support its continued rapid growth.
Hiring young talent is one of the many ways IT companies often establish their reputation as being a youthful, and therefore innovative, forward-thinking organization.
In brightsolid’s case, hiring Telfer is just one way the company establishes itself as an innovative player in the cloud computing industry, along with its willingness to recruit some of the brightest new talent in the industry.
As marketing executive, Telfer will report to the head of product and marketing and support the sales lead generation effort, through inbound marketing and building strong working relationships with channel partners.
He will be responsible for enhancing brightsolid online technology’s digital presence and helping to identify new product and market opportunities.
Telfer joins brightsolid from asset-management company Airlink Group, and prior to that he graduated from Strathclyde University Business School with first class honors in marketing and human resource management.
He was also part of the Saltire Foundation’s Undergraduate Program in 2009, working in Dubai for two months under the director of regional marketing for the Jumeirah Hospitality Group.
The “UK’s Most Employable Young Person” were held earlier this year at an awards ceremony at Google’s headquarters in London. The awards strive to recognize the UK’s most talented and enterprising young people for their achievements and experience to date.
Another popular youth talent award in the IT industry is the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, which Web 2.0 hosting platform developer and web host Slamdot Sean Christman was awarded in 2009.
brightsolid is an active supporter of the Scottish government-backed Saltire Foundation, having already recruited two key members of its team from the fellowship program and it will also be hosting a Saltire undergraduate for a two month internship this summer.
“Getting this far has been a great honor and is recognition of my hard work to date,” said Telfer. “brightsolid online technology is in an exciting and rapidly growing industry and I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”
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