In response to the increasing requirement by organisations in the datacentre, commercial, media and high-tech sectors to upgrade, modernise and expand their mission critical facilities and infrastructure, BCS Group (Business Critical Solutions), the specialist services provider to the digital infrastructure industry, has appointed an experienced Head of Critical Infrastructure.

Simon Harris will take up the role bringing with him over 20 years’ experience of delivering specialist mission critical systems and data centre consultancy across international markets. He has previously held senior roles at construction consultancy Currie & Brown and Sweett Group.

His new role will include project management, cost management, procurement and construction contract administration services, tailored to clients’ specific needs. In addition, advice and guidance will be provided regarding capital allowances to support these types of initiatives. He will work closely with Chris Coward, BCS’ Head of Project Management and James Carmillet, Head of Cost Management.

James Hart, CEO at BCS Group, said: “In recent months we have seen this area of our business grow substantially so we have taken the decision to have a dedicated specialist team to support this. Simon will lead this team and his knowledge and experience will bring a fresh perspective and really complement the skillsets that we already have in the business.”

Commenting, Simon Harris said: “Critical infrastructure projects often face a unique and challenging collection of objectives and constraints but there is no doubt that legacy infrastructure can be refurbished to increase capacity, support new and emerging business services and reduce operating costs. With many clients also keen to deliver on their ESG commitments, this sustainable approach is increasingly appealing.”


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