BCS appoints two former Detica senior managing consultants

London - 5 August 2008

Business Control Solutions Group plc. (AIM: BCT.L), provider of management consultancy services and operational control software to the financial services sector, has today announced the appointments of Martin Bagshaw and Colin Brown as managing consultants - further expanding its consultancy division. Bagshaw and Brown have both been recruited from specialist business consultancy Detica, and have combined experience that spans more than 30 years within financial services consultancy.

Nigel Walder, CEO at BCS commented: "These appointments further expand our growing organisation and strengthen our position as the leading management consultancy to the financial services industry. Both Martin and Colin have excellent track records in managing demanding client projects successfully, as well as strong operational, industry and technical expertise. We look forward to the contribution they will make to BCS and welcome them aboard."

In his new role, Martin Bagshaw will deliver strategic consultancy to BCS's investment banking clients. He will also focus on new client-led propositions and developing new client relationships. Prior to joining BCS, he was an executive manager at Detica, with responsibility for business development, strategic consultancy projects and industry research. Bagshaw has 16 years experience in programme, project, and change management initiatives across a variety of products from the front to back office, including technology for the global investment banking community. He has previously held positions at Natwest, IBM, Capco, RBS, SWIFT and m.a.partners, working with the world's leading buy- and sell- side firms.

"With six of the world's top ten banks among its management consultancy client base, BCS provides a great opportunity to work on some exciting projects, developing solutions to complex problems," said Martin Bagshaw, managing consultant at BCS. "I'm delighted to be part of such a high calibre team and progressive company."

Collin Brown, who also joins from Detica, will work closely with BCS's clients, particularly in the areas of change management, back office operations and outsourcing strategies. Over the past 16 years he has been focused on delivering solutions to tier one financial institutions including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and UBS. At Detica, Brown undertook a number of high-profile assignments including managing a $20 US million project that reinvented the processing functions of a bank utilising web-based technologies, middleware and settlement systems. He has project managed a number of trading and back office derivatives system implementations, as well as sourcing strategies and initiatives. He has also previously held roles at roles at m.a.partners, Deloitte Consulting, TCA Consulting and JP Morgan.

Colin Brown, managing consultant at BCS commented: "BCS presented a natural career path for me. I am looking forward to helping further develop its consultancy business and adding value to its client base."

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