People: Logistics firm appoints finance director; Billing software company makes four hires

Coventry-based GEFCO UK has announced the appointment of Alan Fawzy as its new finance director.

He joins the business from Costain Group, having served in several senior finance roles with the most recent as finance director for its highways business.

Prior to this, Fawzy was European CFO for the Inspired Education Group and started his career as a controller for Rentokil Initial.

He will be based at the business’ Prologis Park head office.

He said: “I am particularly proud to be joining the GEFCO UK team during a really exciting period for the business. We have an enormous opportunity to take our excellent work to the next level with our partners across the country. This is a dynamic and ambitious business, and I am looking forward to working with the team in our mission to build for the future and deliver best-in-class levels of service and customer satisfaction.”


Aptumo, the multi-utility billing software developed by utilities specialists Echo Managed Services, has appointed four new team members as it continues to grow its business.

The Walsall-based billing technology business has taken on Hajar El Kharroubi as a Business Analyst while Steve Goring returns to work for Echo and its sister company Aptumo after a 10-year break, in which he was a Project Manager and Business Analyst at NFU Mutual.He will hold the role of Hybrid Business Analyst/Project Manager.

Aptumo has appointed Adam Wieczorek as a Technical Business Analyst. He has a proven track record of enhancing product usability and experience and has worked in the utilities industry on smart energy projects for a number of years.

Chris Callaghan has been appointed as Technical Author at Aptumo. He has written technical documents for Jaguar Land Rover and Configit software developers since graduating from the University of Limerick..

Andy Mack, software services director at Echo Managed Services, commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome such talented individuals to the Aptumo team as we continue to grow. Each new appointment brings a wealth of experience in the technology, communications and utilities industries, with some old faces returning to the new part of the business.”