Technology is a key part of the service that we deliver to our clients, providing unique insight and support to both buyers and suppliers of professional services.  So we’re excited to announce that we have appointed a new Chief Technology Officer, Amabel Grant, to lead and develop our technology and solutions capability.

Amabel is a highly commercial senior business leader whose career has been primarily focused on technology and e-commerce.  She is an expert in digital transformation with extensive experience in the public and private sectors and joins Bloom from Crown Commercial Service, where she was Crown Marketplace Programme Director.

Our CTO will be based at our Newcastle head office and with her team, will lead the delivery of new technology for Bloom that supports the building of enhanced service and delivery systems for our clients.

Amabel’s team includes Fiona Carpenter, our new Head of Business Intelligence who now leads the production of management information and reporting for our clients.  Fiona has extensive procurement solutions experience; specifically developing, improving and embedding new business processes in conjunction with the implementation of technology.  Fiona has managed the implementation of several eSourcing and P2P solutions in multiple organisations, including Ariba, SAP, BravoSolutions and Emptoris.

The team also includes Aimee Laird, Customer and User Experience Executive and Linda Meynell, Data Warehouse Developer.