BT Business and Public Sector
Company typeDivision
  • BT Retail
  • BT Business
SuccessorBT Enterprise
HeadquartersOne Braham,
London, United Kingdom
Area served
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
ProductsFixedline telephony
Mobile telephony
Broadband internet
IT services
ParentBT Group

BT Business and Public Sector was a division of United Kingdom telecommunications company BT Group that provided fixed-line, mobile, broadband and IT services to businesses (predominantly small and medium-sized enterprises) and the public sector in the UK and Ireland.[1] It bought many of its services from BT's other divisions: EE, BT Global Services, BT Wholesale and Openreach. It also sold other vendors' products and services such as the Avaya IP Office business telephone system.

In April 2018, Gavin Patterson, then BT Group's CEO, announced Wholesale and Ventures was to be combined with the group's Business and Public Sector division into a newly-formed division, BT Enterprise. It came after BT's decision to undertake a streamlining of its operations, in a bid to strengthen its offerings as a business.[2]

Prior to its merger with Wholesale and Ventures, Business and Public Sector was formerly known as BT Business that was established alongside BT Consumer following a two-way split from former division, BT Retail in 2013 to allow BT to "better serve its customers and focus even more on delivering its strategic priorities". It took on the business operations of BT Retail that involved the merging of BT Business, BT Enterprises and BT Ireland while BT Wi-fi (part of BT Enterprises) and the consumer part of BT Ireland transferred to BT Consumer.[3][4] It took on its current name following BT's new organisational structure that took effect in April 2016 after its acquisition of EE, and comprises the existing BT Business division along with EE's business division and those parts of BT Global Services that are UK focused.[5][6][7]


BT Business provides the following products as of 28 January 2016:[8]




IT services


Computing & Apps

Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allows employees to use their own devices.

BT PC Security

BT PC Security is a complete internet security and antivirus protection suite, in association with McAfee.

Cloud & Data Centre Solutions

Cloud & Data Centre Solutions provides a range of server technology, software and platforms.

See also


  1. ^ "Business and Public Sector". BT Group. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  2. ^ "BT forms new business unit BT Enterprise". BT Group. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  3. ^ "BT Retail splits into two businesses". BT Today. BT Group PLC. Archived from the original on 23 February 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ Williams, Christopher (30 July 2013). "BT splits BT Retail division to focus on BSkyB battle". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  5. ^ "BT announces new structure". BT News. BT Group PLC. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  6. ^ "BT reports a 24% jump in quarterly profits amid revamp". BBC News. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. ^ Palmer, Kate (1 February 2016). "BT unveils management overhaul as it reports 'seven-year high' in revenue growth". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Products". BT Business. Retrieved 28 January 2016.