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Cantium appoints IT Director to drive product-led strategy

Cantium Business Solutions, a specialist provider of HR, IT and finance solutions to both the public and private sectors, has appointed Stephen Blouet as IT Director. 

In his new role, Stephen will be responsible for overseeing IT operations and leading staff, as well as key budget management activities. He will be responsible for analysing technical requirements in addition to designing and implementing IT operations and company infrastructure.

He will also be guiding the transformation of Cantium’s current services into a suite of products, cultivating a product-led ethos and increasing the scalability of its offering. 

Stephen comments on his appointment, “This role is a great opportunity for me to lead the team and to embed more enhanced data driven solutions to simplify processes and create more internal integration. I believe the real experts are the people. Those who come up with the best solution are often closest to the problem, so I want them to feel empowered as Cantium intensifies its focus on its product offering.” 

He brings in 23 years of experience, joining Cantium from market research company Kantar, where he set the strategic vision and managed the technical elements of complex  automation programmes, leading teams of up to 250 people across 17 locations.  

Mark Scott, CEO of Cantium Business Solutions adds, “Stephen will be a driving force in the IT function at Cantium. Thanks to over two decades of sector experience, Stephen knows the landscape of the products and services that Cantium offers; he knows the evolving challenges customers face and how to support the team in tackling them. We are excited to be developing our offering further, and we are glad that Stephen has come into the team, bringing a wealth of industry knowledge with him.”

Stephen concludes, “We have seen an acceleration in the drive for automation, with organisations sharpening their focus even more. It’s a big challenge to find the right skills in the market to create bespoke solutions for everyone that needs them, and Cantium meets that need.

The best decisions are backed up by data. It’s hard to argue with data, and I want to build a culture where data is seen as more than just a reporting function. Cantium has a group of people who want data to inform the decision making they do, and I am excited to be supporting the team and driving that culture forward.”


About Cantium Business Solutions

Cantium Business Solutions is a provider of professional services, partnering with businesses and organisations to deliver insight-drive solutions that help achieve goals. With a wealth of expertise gained over years working with and supporting the education, public, health and SME sectors, Cantium has a history of leading the development and execution of transformation projects, from business case through to mobilisation.