BigChange, the mobile workforce technology company, today announced that it has appointed Paul Witter as the Managing Director of its groundbreaking Collaboration Network venture.

Witter has a wealth of experience in senior commercial and operational roles gained from 30 years in business, almost two decades of which was in the building services industry. He joins BigChange from engineering firm TECS Group, where he was Managing Director. Previously, Witter managed the hard-services engineering division at industrial services giant Bilfinger.

At BigChange, Witter will be responsible for expanding the company’s Collaboration Network globally, which makes it quicker and easier for organisations to find trusted subcontractors and manage work undertaken on their behalf by third-party partners. The Collaboration Network has attracted more than 100 organisations from the construction, facilities management, building maintenance, electrical contracting, transportation and waste sectors since its launch in April.

Paul Witter, Managing Director of the BigChange Collaboration Network, comments:

“We have seen fantastic uptake of the BigChange Collaboration Network already, with more than 100 companies able to allocate jobs to each other at the touch of a button and gain real-time insight into work done on their behalf by partners. The potential for this is huge, and we are working closely with our early adopters to explore what more we can do to help companies work together to save time, money and significantly improve the service they provide to customers.”

Martin Port, Founder and CEO of BigChange, comments:

“I’ve worked with Paul for many years and I am delighted to welcome him to BigChange. He is a first class operator and a proven business builder with a wealth of experience and contacts in the sectors that stand to gain most from being part of the BigChange Collaboration Network.”

“This venture is a genuine industry first. We’ve built a platform that enables companies to win more business and share work with subcontractors easily, accelerating the growth of the sharing economy in sectors such as engineering, facilities management and building services. With the BigChange Collaboration Network we are eliminating the paperwork, emails and phone calls that frustrate subcontractor collaboration, and improving standards and operational efficiency in the sectors the economy relies on the most.”