Ex-Schneider Electric Senior Manager, Nigel Laws, joins 8 Solutions’ newly expanded business development team

November 6, 2013

Nigel Laws, former Head of Energy in IT at Schneider Electric, has been appointed as Business Development Manager at 8 Solutions. This is an important position for UK based 8 Solutions, a specialist at increasing efficiency and mitigating against the risk of down-time in critical facilities. The appointment further strengthens the expanding business development team, representing a significant change in pace for growth and sales penetration.

A qualified Marine Engineer & graduate in electrical and mechanical engineering, Nigel has worked for global energy management specialist, Schneider Electric over the last 9 years, more recently as Head of Energy in IT for their Professional Services division, but also as UK Enterprise Account Manager for the Critical Power & Cooling Services division, APC. In addition, he has also held a number of business development roles at strategic outsourcing company, MITIE and Rockwell Automation. His previous roles have all involved developing relationships with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies so Nigel brings a wealth of experience of working with blue-chip companies, as well as an impressive portfolio of contacts.

8 Solutions has completed over 100,000 projects and has a client base that encompasses the majority of the FTSE 100, either directly or through the major facilities management organisations.

Thrilled by his new position as Business Development Manager, Nigel said: “8 Solutions enjoys a position of dominance in the data centre cleaning market. My remit will be to build on this leadership position and help to put critical cleaning at the top of the agenda for data centre managers and facility management professionals.”

David Hogg, CEO of 8 Solutions said: “8 Solutions has ambitious targets over the next 18 months and in order to achieve our goals we needed a major step change to realise our growth plans. Nigel is a highly experienced data centre heavyweight who is well known and respected in the industry. We wish Nigel every success in his new role with the company.”