Grant Palmer is appointed as Managing Director of Axiell UK from February 1st. Former MD Jim Burton is appointed as Vice-President of Axiell Professional Services to strengthen focus on managed service provision. Axiell is the leading supplier of IT systems and services to European archives, libraries and museums.
Axiell has moved to strengthen its team in the UK and its focus on managed service provision by appointing Grant Palmer as Managing Director of Axiell UK. Jim Burton moves on to take a role as Vice-President of the new business area, Axiell Professional Services.
Grant, previously Managing Director of Lorensbergs, a leading supplier of booking and print management solutions, brings wide experience of the library marketplace and associated specialist technologies to his new role and has previously worked in partnership with Axiell both in the UK and Scandinavia.
In his new role as Vice President of Axiell Professional Services, Jim Burton will be responsible for sales and marketing of managed services within the newly established Business Area Axiell Professional Services to meet emerging customer needs.
Joel Sommerfeldt, CEO of Axiell Group says "Our role is to be the technology services partner to our customers and I am confident that these appointments will benefit both the UK business and all our customers as we expand our services portfolio to meet market demand in these challenging times.
Both Grant and Jim have extensive experience which will help us to continue to deliver exciting and innovative products and services."
Grant Palmer, Managing Director Axiell UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Burton, Vice President of Axiell Professional Services, email@example.com
Grant Palmer spent 17 years running his own financial services companies prior to becoming Managing Director of Lorensbergs in 2001 where he has overseen the growth of the business to being a leading provider of E-booking solutions to libraries world-wide. He led the trade sale of Lorensbergs to MPS Public Solutions GMBH in 2011. Grant has an extensive background in all aspects of business strategy and operational delivery within the public and financial sectors as well as a strong personal commitment to delivering best value, innovative solutions for clients.
Jim Burton has been Managing Director of Axiell Limited, the UK's leading local authority library IT partner, since 2008 when the company was acquired by Axiell Group. Previously he founded and led Esprit Limited which developed innovative solutions in information management for children's services and adult social care public sector organisations and was acquired by OLM. Jim has extensive experience in the library and information technology sector both on the customer and supplier side and has a BSc in Electronic, Computer and Systems Engineering.
Axiell is the leading partner for public and school libraries, museums and archives in Europe. Over 1000 library organisations across Europe use our systems and our tool for the digital library - Axiell Arena. Axiell's library management system is used by over 700 public libraries, 3000 school libraries and special libraries. Axiell Calm is used by over 400 archives and museums.
Axiell develops advanced and innovative technical solutions and services for libraries, archives and museums in partnership with our customers. We offer a one-stop shop for technology services for our customers and have partnerships with the market leading specialist technology vendors such as Bibliotheca.
Axiell Group AB, with head office in Lund, Sweden is among the top 5 largest companies world-wide in this sector. For more information, visit: www.axiell.com