Hannah Birch will drive Ensono’s European growth strategy after its recent acquisition.

Christine Horton, Contributing Editor

June 14, 2021

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Ensono has appointed a new general manager and deputy managing director for its business in Europe.

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Ensono’s Hannah Birch

Joining from Accenture, Hannah Birch will drive Ensono’s European growth strategy, leveraging investment from new owner KKR. The company also recently boosted its cloud-native software capabilities with the acquisition of UK consultancy Amido.

Ensono’s managing director for Europe, Barney Taylor, said Birch “understands how to drive transformational growth strategies.”

Taylor said the acquisition of Amido and KKR’s investment pointed to Ensono’s momentum in the market. He said the company has “an accelerated opportunity to invest and grow in both the UK and European markets.

“Hannah is the right person to drive our growth ambition,” he said.

Birch joins Ensono from Accenture, where she held a number of leadership positions. She also led its UK Technology Business for Insurance and was a member of the Technology Leadership Team for UK & Ireland.

Birch started her career at Energy giant BP. She later held leadership positions at Fujitsu Services UK and Computacenter.

A 2020 IDC survey shows that women hold only slightly more than 8% of leadership positions in European channel firms.

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Birch claims Ensono is “one of the few service providers that meets organisations where they are at the inflection point.” She says the firm is “looking to leverage technology to drive transformational change to their business.

“Many organisations struggle to cut through the noise to identify the technology solutions that are right for them,” she said. “This has increased the pressure on service providers to be trusted partners for enterprise clients, guiding and streamlining the transformation process.”

Strong Performance

The investment by KKR follows strong performance by Ensono, including robust growth in 2020.

Charlesbank and M/C Partners acquired the company in 2015. It rebranded as Ensono in 2016, and since then has grown significantly in terms of new clients and revenue.

Ensono described the purchase of Amido as “a turning point” for the company. It said it would be “one of the few companies” that can manage customers’ IT estates across mainframe, private and public cloud.

Ensono frequently ranks high on Channel Futures’ MSP 501.

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Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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