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Andron FM Welcomes Third Generation of Family Leadership

Andron FM Welcomes Third Generation of Family Leadership
12 April 2024
 

Cheryl Stewart will take over as CEO of soft FM provider Andron – the third generation of the Stewart family to lead the business.

Andron Facilities Management was established in 1980 by the father and son team Ron Stewart and Ron Junior. Ron Junior’s daughter Cheryl will become the company’s first female CEO on 1 June 2024. Ron Junior will remain in the business as Andron’s chair.

Cheryl joined the business nearly ten years ago and became a board director in 2019. Before that, she completed a degree in international business at Strathclyde University and a graduate sales and marketing programme at IHS in London. She hopes to emulate her late grandfather’s people-first management style:

“I grew up listening to stories from my dad and grandad about the early days of Andron. Their hard work and determination to build a successful family business from the ground up really inspired me and fuelled my passion for Andron, even before I joined the firm.

“Having this opportunity to continue their legacy is a tremendous honour, and I am committed to preserving the family values and 'people first' culture that has underpinned our business for the past four decades, serving our customers to the best of our ability each day.

“I am really excited about the future of our business. We are continuing to invest in people, sustainability, and technology to ensure we remain a great place to work for our colleagues and a trusted partner to our customers."

Ron Stewart Junior said: “Being a family business, succession planning is critical to secure our long-term sustainability and retain the reputation for excellent customer service that Andron has been built upon.

"Reflecting on the last 44 years, it's hard to describe how it feels to see a company I started with just my father grow to the 2,500-strong team we have today. As you can imagine, it isn’t easy to step back from a role that's been a massive part of my life, but I know it's the right time for me, Cheryl, our team and our customers around the UK.

The company employs 2,500 people and serves nearly 1,000 sites around the UK, for clients including The Crown Estate London and JLL.

Picture: a photograph of Cheryl Stewart (left) and Ron Stewart Junior (right). Image Credit: Andron FM

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 April 2024

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