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Say Hello to SuiteBox’s UK Team

Posted: 14 May 2019

A picture of the skyline of Liverpool, SuiteBox's new home in the UK

SuiteBox has expanded its international presence, with a new team in the UK, based out of the historic port city of Liverpool.

Our UK team is positioned close to some of the world’s most important financial markets and will be looking to share the value and benefits of SuiteBox to clients in financial services, legal, recruitment and more.

The team is headquartered in the historic city of Liverpool – home of the Beatles as well as an incredible waterfront skyline (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Our Liverpool office (aptly based in a building known as Digital House) will be the base for SuiteBox’s international Sales and Partnerships operations, as well as the home to our Marketing, Product Management and Professional Services teams.

Liverpool: SuiteBox’s Digital Innovation Hub?

We also plan to develop Liverpool into our Digital Innovation Hub, drawing on the excellent technology talent and experience that exists across the North of England. Seeking inspiration from all levels of technology professionals, we will be looking to develop unique innovations and create state-of-the-art business tools that all of our clients can benefit from.

We will be looking to partner with local businesses, educational establishments, business groups and local authority bodies, with a view to playing our part in developing the local economy and fostering local talent.

A New Base of Operations

The UK team is headed by SuiteBox’s Marketing Director, James Barnes, who said:

As a local boy, Liverpool has always had a big place in my life so when I had initial discussions with SuiteBox around building the UK presence, this city was the only option in my mind.

SuiteBox’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Dunbar, is originally from New Zealand but spent a lot of time in the UK during his early career, particularly around the South of England. Commenting on our move into Liverpool, Ian said:

It is almost too easy to see London as the best fit for international businesses moving into the UK, but it became quickly obvious to me that Liverpool was a great fit for what we’re doing at SuiteBox. I am impressed not just by the city, but by its vibrant business community, the quality of skilled resources and the access that the city affords us to a range of potential partners and clients. Liverpool just makes sense for us.

SuiteBox’s commitment to the city will provide a base from which the company will expand its presence in the UK, Europe and the United States as we continue to work with some of financial services’ biggest brand names and we develop our proposition to new markets.


Meet the UK Team

James Barnes, Marketing Director

A man with the rare combination of creativity and technical savvy, James is responsible for building SuiteBox’s brand and reputation, supporting our sales team and partners in taking the valuable benefits of SuiteBox to clients around the world.

James’ background includes B2B marketing across a range of sections including healthcare, technology, and professional services, as well as B2C experience in education, drinks and sports.

Commercially-minded, bold and ambitious, James confidently leads the marketing agenda for SuiteBox, working both within the business and with its partners and clients to support the growth of the platform.

Richard Marsden, Head of Strategic Partnerships

Sharp wit and impeccable relationship building are among some of Richard’s most notable qualities, making him a perfect fit for building SuiteBox’s relationships with technology partners, distributors and resellers.

Richard has amassed 32 years of experience in senior global sales, sales management and general management roles in FTSE & Fortune 500 financial services software firms including IBM, Sungard, CheckFree and Wolters Kluwer. Richard is an entrepreneurial business leader with a passion and proclivity for networking.

Steven Tallant, Chief Innovation Officer

Steven comes to SuiteBox with 15 years of professional IT experience, having worked with some of tech’s biggest brands. A self-proclaimed ‘proper Scouser’, Steven comes from West Derby, Liverpool and joins SuiteBox with the job of developing our product offering and driving the innovation agenda in our business.

Steven has worked with numerous international clients managing large scale software implementations and infrastructure development projects across multiple geographies.

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