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FORMER MICROSOFT CFO Stephen Harvey has taken up the financial reins at blur, the Exeter-based s-commerce company.

With over 20 years in the software sector, Harvey was CFO of Microsoft UK until 2004 and part of the team that led them to become the best performing division within Microsoft worldwide. He left Microsoft to become CFO of messaging company, Acision, following its spin out from Logica.

Stephen, who is expected to join blur’s board in the near future, has spent the last three years working as a CFO internationally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Philip Letts, blur Group CEO, said: “Stephen brings with him considerable and broad experience, not just at CFO level but also in commercial and operational activities. I believe this combination will make him uniquely capable of helping us manage the company’s growth whilst ensuring that we have the right financial systems, protocols and policies in place to deliver on our promise.”

Acting CFO Barbara Spurrier will revert to her previous role as director, financial reporting.

blur’s s-commerce platform, the Global Services Exchange, streamlines and automates the buying, delivery and payment of services. Its customers include Amazon, Danone, the Financial Times, and Butlins.