Leicestershire software firm ushers in new leadership team to reach £5 million target

Nigel Bates

Evolve-IT’s new managing director Nigel Bates

Software development company, Evolve-IT Consulting are delighted to announce the appointment of a new managing director, Nigel Bates.

The firm, led by founder and CEO Leanne-Bonner-Cooke, and chief technology officer, Colette Wyatt, has announced plans to achieve £5 million turnover in the next five years.

As part of these plans, Bonner-Cooke  has also introduced three new board members to help her in executing this strategy; alongside Bates in the MD role, Evolve also welcomes Matthew Broadbent as finance director and Neil Malpas as non-executive director.

On the appointments, Evolve’s CEO Bonner Cooke added:“I’m delighted to welcome Nigel to the team and confident that he will lead the business into its next phase of major growth. His passion for technology along with his people and customer focus are critically important to the Evolve culture.

“The team and I are looking forward to welcoming him into the business alongside Matthew and Neil as part of our new management team.

“I wanted to bring in new blood to Evolve, but having run the business myself with the support of my team for over ten years, I knew that handing over the reins would be a test for me personally. I am relieved to say I can’t think of a better group of people to shoulder Evolve with besides Nigel, Neil and Matthew.”

New managing director Bates has a strong track record in consultancy, software and outsourcing, and in bringing strategic enterprise-level expertise to businesses. Having been responsible for significant growth at Microsoft, Capita, Serco amongst many others and so is well-versed in the demands of business growth and performance.

As a board member of Carecentric Ltd, a company he founded, Bates has transformed large offshore development companies, established significant growth opportunities for high tech care businesses and is involved in the growth of ‘internet of things’ for integrated health and social care.