Bloxx Appoints Marc Fairclough to Lead EMEA Charge

Posted by Lynsey Jenkins / 18 August 2015

Bloxx, a pioneer in content filtering and security, today announced that it has appointed Marc Fairclough to head up its UK and EMEA channel sales programme. The move is part of Bloxx’s continued evolution towards a 100 per cent channel model and in his role as Director of Channel Sales UK and Europe, Fairclough’s remit will be to build on the company’s UK channel footprint and develop the company’s channel partnerships across Europe and acquire partners that support Bloxx entering into new markets.

Fairclough joins from Smoothwall where he was Head of Global Partner Sales and Alliances. He will be actively looking to recruit partners and forge relationships that will bolster Bloxx’s presence in the Government and education sectors, as well as solidify and expand strategic partnerships that will extend the company’s reach in the corporate sector. Outside of the UK, Fairclough has his sights set on Germany and the Nordics as immediate key growth territories.

Commenting on his recent appointment, Fairclough states: “Bloxx is a bold company that isn’t afraid to match its channel ambitions with real investment that will have a tangible and positive impact on its partners. Our unique Tru-View Technology and approach to content filtering is unmatched by the industry and gives our channel partners a real ace up their sleeve at a time when the scrutiny placed on cyber security has never been greater.  Alongside this, we’re committed to focusing on delivering the necessary support to partners and are continually looking to better align ourselves with those we work with.”

Fairclough will continue to reengineer Bloxx’s business processes in order to ensure it is providing unrivalled support for the channel. To that end, driven by a requirement to provide more effective support for its partners, Bloxx has just undertaken a digital transformation project to deliver improved resources across Europe. Supporting this new digital presence is a commitment to two hour response times for any query from a channel partner, same day demos and a clear, decisive message and direction for channel business. In addition, Fairclough and his team will work with resellers and distributors to demonstrate how Bloxx can be aligned with other technologies in order to help partner’s up-sell, discover new market opportunities and ultimately, grow their bottom line.  

Mark Gibson, Sales Director, Bloxx said: “Marc joins at a crucial time. In 2015 our channels sales have grown by 35% when compared with the same period last year. To continue to grow as a company, we need to ensure that we are building on this momentum and I believe that Marc is best placed to help us do to just that. He has built a reputation within the channel as someone who will always go the extra mile to ensure that a deal can be closed. His strategic vision, tenacity and market knowledge will undoubtedly support Bloxx in the next stage of our ambitious growth plans.”


About Bloxx

Established in 1999, Bloxx is a true pioneer in the development and support of sophisticated Email and Web filtering technology. Our innovative patented Tru -View Technology (TVT) was the first real-time contextual content analysis solution on the market and provides advanced content analysis and categorisation, at the point of request across all content categories without the need for offline databases or database updates.  Bloxx’s award winning technology eliminates latency, reduces over and under-blocking and delivers zero second protection for new and modified webpage in their entirety – and not just the URL.

Our offices in the UK, US and Europe and our global network of Partners enable Bloxx to deliver Web and Email filtering solutions across the Public and Private Sectors and create safe, mobile and collaborative working and learning environments for over seven million users.

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