alphyra UK Appoints New Business Development Director

From: alphyra UK
Published: Tue Jun 21 2005

alphyra, Europe’s largest independent solution provider for the processing of electronic transactions, has appointed John Hutchinson as the UK company’s new Business Development Director.

John Hutchinson joins alphyra UK from Ingenico, a leading manufacturer of point of sale equipment, where he was Sales Manager for six years, responsible for hardware services and transaction equipment sales. During this period, he was responsible for growing and developing group sales across the UK & Ireland, Nordic and Benelux territories, increasing sales revenue from £15m to £40m and growing the company’s Sales and Sales Support force from a four to a 20-strong team.

Joining alphyra UK as Business Development Director, John Hutchinson will be developing new areas and exploring new market territories to further increase alphyra’s sales and market presence, including e-government and transport.

Managing Director of alphyra UK, Rupert Lowery, said: "John played a key role in Ingenico’s sales success, increasing UK sales by nearly 200% and developing a strong sales force. John will add great depth and energy to the team at alphyra, and we are very pleased to have him on board – he will play a key role taking alphyra forward and further developing PAYzone as the UK’s number one branded network for payment and collections."

John Hutchinson said: "I am delighted to have joined alphyra and look forward to working with the rest of the team to develop new markets and further consolidate alphyra’s position as the number one European provider of electronic payment systems."

With a growing estate of over 24,000 retailers – twice as many as its nearest rival – PAYzone is the UK’s largest network for payment services including gas and electricity payments, mobile phones top-ups, international calling e-vouchers and local authority payment schemes.

About alphyra and PAYzone
PAYzone is the UK’s number one branded network for payment and collections. PAYzone is powered by alphyra UK, part of Europe’s largest independent solution provider for the processing of electronic products and services. The PAYzone network’s convenience and long opening hours attracts mobile operators, utility companies, content providers and merchants as well as millions of consumers, and delivers increased revenues for retail partners. alphyra (UK) is based in Northwich, Cheshire with offices in Dalgety Bay, Scotland.

Company: alphyra UK
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