Plusnet hires new chief executive Andy Baker from its parent company BT

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Phone and broadband provider Plusnet has appointed Andy Baker as its new CEO.

Mr Baker will take full responsibility for the commercial, operations and service 
performance of the firm, which claims to be the UK’s third fastest growing Internet Services Provider (ISP).

Plusnet has been based in Sheffield during its 16 year history and recently opened a second site in Leeds.

The firm employs nearly 1,000 people across its two site and has pledged to create more jobs in the region over the next three years.

Mr Baker joins from Plusnet’s parent company BT, 
where he has spent the last two years as the CEO for BT Wi-fi, managing five million hotspots in the UK, with locations ranging from residential properties to corporate sites such as Starbucks, Hilton Hotels and Barclays Bank.

Prior to this Mr Baker was the commercial director for TV and Gaming at BT.

He has previously worked across a range of businesses 
including Dixons Stores 
Group, a Virgin start-up company, The Post Office George Wimpey.

“Plusnet offers me a hugely exciting task in a very challenging market place,” said Mr Baker.

Mr Baker, 41, takes over from Jamie Ford who is leaving Plusnet to join BT Business as managing director of IT Services.

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