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Two new hires for InTouch Ltd to drive new growth

Joe Burns and Abbie Statham

Technology communications business InTouch Ltd has recruited two senior members of staff to support its growth, as it rolls out its innovative SmartWater Internet of Things (IoT) software for highways.

In March 2018, Joe Burns and Abbie Statham were both appointed to join the technology and software SME to oversee the roll-out of its new managed service, SmartWater, after a four-year period of rigorous research and development. SmartWater provides a risk-based approach to gully asset management using predictive modelling of gully performance and real time reporting of network performance.

Joe fills the newly-created position of development director and has a strong background in infrastructure asset management. His role is to develop and drive the growth of SmartWater as it is rolled out to highways authorities across the UK and internationally, with a target of taking turnover from £2m to £10m.

Joe is a director and a non-executive director with broad experience in highways and transportation sector in public sector client, contractor, consultant and service roles. He is also an active member of the Council of the World Road Association.

John Walden, managing director at InTouch Ltd, said: “We’re incredibly happy to welcome Joe and Abbie to our team – they’ve already become valuable assets to our operations. They are both highly experienced in the highways industry, and share our business values, so we know they are the perfect fit to drive forward our ambitious growth plans and enhance delivery of the product and service solutions for our customers.”

Abbie also joined InTouch Ltd at the same time as business development and customer relationship manager, and will work closely with Joe. She has a background working in business development for Tarmac and the asphalt industry. Abbie’s new role means she will focus on working with new customers and partners for the SmartWater business.