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TIS create new finance role to drive ambitions

September 5, 2022


Total Integrated Solutions (TIS) has appointed Chris Sutton as Chief Financial Officer in a new role created to deliver ambitious growth plans.

TIS, the independent life safety and security systems integrator, has created the position to ensure continued success and to support the executive team’s ambitious growth plans.

The appointment comes at a key time for TIS, following significant investment from private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP) in 2021 and several other executive and non-executive leadership appointments in 2022.

Over the past 10 years, TIS has successfully expanded its technical capability and significantly grown revenue and profitability driven by a strategy of delivering innovative and high-quality solutions to a highly sophisticated customer base.

Reporting directly to CEO, James Twigg, Chris brings an impressive skill set, having worked across various departments for companies in the telecommunications sector, helping transform the financial performance, marketing and customer acquisition for industry leaders such as BT and Plusnet.

Given his history of developing and enhancing financial strategies for emerging and established businesses, Chris will have a particular focus on enabling TIS to achieve its ambitious growth plans over the next 3-5 years.

With strong commercial acumen and extensive knowledge in leveraging FP&A (Financial planning and analysis) and business partnering, Chris is tasked with creating a future-focused finance function for the business, aimed at supporting growth, re-shaping the financial strategy, and ultimately adding value for customers and wider stakeholders.

James Twigg, CEO at TIS, said: “As we expand our solutions and customer base, targeting unprecedented growth for the business, Chris’ expertise and savvy financial and business skills will undoubtedly prove invaluable during this next phase of our expansion.

“The position is a vital part of our successful future growth, providing the Executive Team much needed commercial and financial direction.”

Chris Sutton, Chief Financial Officer at TIS, said:“I’m absolutely delighted to be joining such a vibrant, forward-thinking organisation with an exciting growth plan focused on innovation, compliance and exemplary service delivery.

“TIS is in an enviable position having brought together knowledge and expertise from a variety of related sectors and is uniquely placed to assist in the digital transformation of the life safety and security industry.”

TIS is an independent systems integrator, specialising in driving digital transformation and integration across the life safety, security and communications industry.

It designs, installs and maintains smart, reliable and compliant life safety, security and communications solutions for customers across the retirement, education, public space and defence sectors.

It delivers smart protection for people, places and spaces.

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