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11 Sep 2017

NEW LEADERSHIP AT BLUESPIER INTERNATIONAL

Bluespier is excited to announce the appointment of Stuart van Rooyen as Managing Director.  Stuart will be responsible for the leadership and development of Bluespier and play a key role in meeting the company's ambitious growth goals. 

Stuart will also be instrumental in building on the business’ outstanding reputation amongst NHS Trusts and healthcare providers. With over 11 years of experience in management and healthcare, Stuart brings with him a strong skill-set, team leadership experience and an excellent reputation for relationship building amongst clients and customers.

The news comes as Co-Founder, Gavin Webb, steps down as Managing Director in order to pursue other entrepreneurial projects. 

Howard Beggs, Group CEO, said: “Stuart truly encompasses trust, partnership and vision - values that underpin Bluespier’s approach to supporting customers. Stuart has been a real asset to Bluespier for over ten years and his experience of business strategy, software delivery and the healthcare landscape will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop. We’re delighted to have him in this new leadership position as Managing Director.”

Stuart van Rooyen, Managing Director, said: “Bluespier has a strong reputation, not only for providing best of breed clinical software, but also for establishing robust and long term working partnerships with our NHS and Private healthcare customers. I’m keen to nurture these core foundations of our business, whilst also looking at innovation; ensuring our company is driving new and exciting technology that delivers real, tangible benefits to Trusts working in very difficult landscapes.”

Gavin Webb, outgoing Managing Director, commented on the transition: “After sixteen years, it is with a heavy heart but also an excitement for the future that I hand over the role of Managing Director in order to move on to new entrepreneurial projects. Stuart has been a completely integral cog in the wheel at Bluespier as it has grown into the successful healthcare technology business it is today. I am personally delighted to see him transition into his new role to lead Bluespier in its ambitious plans for the future.”

Stuart starts immediately as Managing Director, looking after a team of over 25 software, testing, support and project management professionals. Gavin will remain with the business for a number of months in a supportive role through this transitional stage. 

Bluespier customers include Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

About Bluespier

Bluespier is a leading independent supplier of Theatre Management Systems and clinical software solutions in the UK, with customers across the NHS and private healthcare sector.

Bluespier’s clinically driven software suite is used in over 60 NHS and private hospitals in the UK and Ireland. Hospitals trust Bluespier solutions to manage theatre, trauma, emergency, anaesthetics, pre-op and stock activities more effectively to ensure the best possible patient care and help to deliver real, tangible benefits. Bluespier is part of the Clanwilliam Group, led by Howard Beggs.