Dermot is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Ascensos.
With over 15 years Outsourcing & Contact Centre experience Dermot returns to the Industry as Executive Chairman of Ascensos. Dermot sees Ascensos as unique within the marketplace addressing the clear need for an agile, customer focused, UK based service provider which is free from legacy challenges. In forming Ascensos Dermot brings together the right management team to execute this with a necessary personal touch.
Dermot's experience in The Industry includes chairman, founder and principal shareholder of beCogent ltd one of the UK's most respected contact centre providers and as a member of the board at Swedish quoted Transcom Worldwide S.A.
In recognition of his commitment to UK enterprise Dermot was awarded Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009.
Dermot retains a wide range of other business interests including membership of the boards of John Menzies plc, and the Scottish Friendly Society. Previous roles include Executive Chairman of Early Learning Centre, Executive Chairman of Smythsons and a founding Director at Regal Hotel Group.