- The first part of accesso Technology's financial year has got off to a strong start, with organic growth across all divisions, shareholders at the annual general meeting today will be told.

Chairman John Weston will say: "Eighteen new contract wins have been secured, and in total 51 new installations of our various solutions have been completed. Every part of our business has continued to show encouraging levels of customer engagement and opportunity. Taken together, these signs reflect continuing momentum across our Group, and show us to be executing well against the opportunity we pointed to at the time of our preliminary results in March."

accesso also announced today a series of changes to its board. These changes will provide a structure that ensures the Board's individual and collective talents remain appropriately aligned to the Group's growth strategy, in addition to bringing new talent and perspectives to the overall Board team.

First, three of accesso's existing Directors have agreed to realign their roles.

This is designed to better reflect the way in which the Group is already run; to enable the Group to continue to effectively pursue the growth opportunities open to it; and to ensure that the location of key leadership roles reflects the geographic spread of the Group's workforce and operations.

The first of these changes will see Tom Burnet move from the role of Chief Executive Officer to become the Group's Executive Chairman. Having led accesso's significant growth and internationalisation since becoming CEO in 2010, he will continue in his new role to lead accesso's medium and long-term growth plans.

He will have particular responsibility for Group strategy, Investor Relations, and M&A activity.

At the same time, Steve Brown, currently the Group's Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Burnet to become accesso's Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Brown will build upon his existing leadership responsibilities and experience to have a particular focus on the Group's overall operational performance, customer relationships and product development.

Lastly, John Weston will step down from his current role as Non-Executive Chairman of the Group. Weston , who has served as the Group's Non-Executive Chairman since 2011, will remain with accesso as Senior Independent Director, continuing to lend his considerable global business expertise to the Board and its work.

At 8:19am: [LON:ACSO] Accesso Technology Group share price was 0p at 1260p

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