BT merges global and enterprise units

BT Group will combine its global and enterprise units to form BT Business from January 1, 2023.

Led by current CEO of BT’s global unit Bas Burger (top), the combined unit will create a simpler BT Group with three customer facing units: Consumer supporting UK consumers, BT Business supporting business and public sector customers, and Openreach delivering UK nationwide fixed access infrastructure.

“By combining the two units, BT Business will bring the Group’s combined assets, products, capabilities and brand to the service of all of our 1.2m business customers who will benefit from faster innovation and delivery. Bas is an excellent leader and I’m confident he will build on the plans already underway and drive the combined business back to growth,” said Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT Group.

The formation of BT Business is expected to deliver at least £100 million of gross annualised savings by the end of FY25. These will contribute to BT Group’s previously announced target to deliver £3 billion in gross annualised savings across the same timeframe.

BT Business will continue to invest in the skills, technology and partnerships required to achieve its ambition of returning to growth and become the leading provider of secure multi-cloud connectivity.

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