Braund believes that Redstone is well positioned to help customers realise the true benefits of the Internet of Things. Braund comments, “The growth in the volume of connected devices in a building is matched by the demand from customers to gain value from those devices. It can often be a challenge for businesses to understand how to optimise the use of the information it generates. Redstone can turn this data into a valuable source that businesses can utilise to improve a space’s performance. This is Redstone’s strength. Its experience of large scale enterprise projects is critical in helping clients create smart spaces.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity. Redstone has its feet firmly in the future – going beyond design and installation of solutions to the management of converged operational technology with information technology,” he adds.
Redstone’s approach to the market has resulted in a high customer approval rating across all service areas, reflecting how the company is able to adapt and meet the requirements when faced with changing market demands. Braund aims to build on this position with a continuous programme of company and product developments. Braund adds, “Redstone has a heritage spanning 30 years, during which it has evolved and innovated to match the pace of change of the industry and the technology we use today to deliver smart building systems. This knowledge and understanding means that Redstone has developed strong customer relationships, some of which date back to the 1990s, and will continue into the next exciting period for the company.”
Braund was previously a director at IBM for 13 years. During this time he also founded and grew Barker Personnel Services into a highly successful recruitment organisation. Along with completing four years as CEO of InterQuest Group Plc, where he took the company from being a loose federation of generic IT recruitment businesses to one single unified specialist brand.