Peter Hughes joins tech consultancy Saggezza in UK office

26 October 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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International technology consultancy Saggezza has appointed a new Programme Director in its UK wing. Former EY Director Peter Hughes joins from Scott Logic.

With nearly 500 technology and business consultants and offices on three continents, Saggezza is a professional services firm that works to help clients leverage the power of enterprise data, uncover new opportunities and innovate their operational cultures. As well as its headquarters in Chicago, the firm also has locales across the UK and India.

Earlier in 2021, the company was acquired by Silicon Valley tech giant Infostretch, in a move that signalled a bright new future for Saggezza. The acquisition will see Saggezza significantly ramp up its recruitment efforts over the next 12 months, with the creation of scores of jobs across its operations in Sunderland, Edinburgh, London and Birmingham.

Peter Hughes, Programme Director, Saggezza

Saggezza has already used this backing to double in size over the past year, despite the pandemic, and its UK business has played a key role in generating new business and delivering solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands. Building on this momentum, Peter Hughes has joined Saggezza’s Sunderland wing.

Rob Gwyther, director of delivery at Saggezza UK, said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Peter to the team and are confident that his vast knowledge and experience will be instrumental in taking Saggezza to the next level. As we look to the future, our aim is to continue building on this success and attracting top talent from across the UK – such as Peter – will be pivotal to helping us achieve our goals.”

Hughes has worked across a number of different sectors during his career. Most recently he was a Client Principal in the enterprise wing of Scott Logic in Newcastle, but he also spent three years as a Director in EY’s audit wing, as well as spending time with Cisco and BP across various countries. This saw him take on the challenge of not only applying technology to business problems, but also being disruptive with technology and applying it to new business opportunities.

Born and raised in the North East before going on to travel the globe during the course of his career, he joins Saggezza in a hybrid capacity, splitting his time between his home office and the company’s Sunderland office. Speaking about his new role, he noted it was “too good of an opportunity to turn down.”

Hughes went on, “Looking back, I’ve always tended to work with more complicated projects or projects that need recovery or intervention and with Saggezza I have the opportunity to do exactly that with clients across the globe, from ecommerce and banking giants and fast-growing start-ups, all while staying right here in the North East. I can’t wait to get started.”