BT to create BT Business from Enterprise and Global business units

Dec. 19, 2022
The UK-based incumbent service provider says the move will streamline operations, simplify the delivery of services to business customers, and save at least £100 million annually by the end of fiscal year 2025.

BT Group has revealed plans to combine its Global and Enterprise business units to create BT Business. The UK-based incumbent service provider says the move will streamline operations, simplify the delivery of services to business customers, and save at least £100 million annually by the end of fiscal year 2025 by shrinking management teams, support functions, product portfolios, and systems, according to the company.

The two business units that will compose BT Business generated combined pro-forma revenues of approximately £8.5 billion and EBITDA of over £2 billion in fiscal year 2022. Bas Burger, current CEO of BT’s Global business unit, will lead BT Business. He has been with BT since 2008. Rob Shuter, the CEO of BT Enterprise, will support the integration effort “over the next few months,” then leave BT. Burger will assume his new role on January 1, 2023, and BT Business will begin reporting as a single unit on April 1, 2023.

“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 1.2 million 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,” commented BT Group Chief Executive Philip Jansen. “Bas and the Global and Enterprise teams will now work out the details of the integration over the next few months. I would like to reiterate my thanks to Rob for his contribution to BT over the last two years and wish him well for the future.”

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