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Andy Donnell Joins CoSourced Group

Andy Donnell Joins CoSourced Group
26 June 2024
 

Andy Donnell, former MD at Westway and ABM, has returned to the facilities management industry after six years in semi-retirement.

Andy is now the Non-executive Director for CoSourced Group, which provides HVAC and fire and smoke control sub-contracting services.

Andy started out as an apprentice electrician before working in several operations and account management roles. He joined Westway in January 2007, leading the firm through management buyouts in 2009 and 2014. Having sold Westway to ABM Industries in 2015 and following three years running ABM’s Business & Industry division in the UK, Andy took semi-retirement in 2018. During this time, Andy joined the Samaritans’ board of trustees, after volunteering at the Southampton Branch for several years. 

Andy said: “CoSourced is the industry’s best kept secret in my opinion. Not only has it confidently and securely moved from a small to medium sized outfit quickly, but its vision for the future is something which is desperately needed in the sector.

“It is the first business I felt I could really get behind since I retired. I’m over the moon to be involved, and we have exciting developments in the coming months that will continue to drive growth.”

“My board position at Samaritans is very close to my heart. The professional experience I’ve gathered in the FM industry across crisis management, strategic planning, and operational efficiency have been crucial in supporting the Samaritans’ mission. I will continue to do my part in contributing to a resilient, effective support system that truly makes a difference in people’s lives.”

Paul Blackford, CoSourced Group Founder, added: “We have big ambitions and we need the right support behind us if we’re going to deliver. Having Andy join our Board has been a ‘pinch me’ moment; but has also assured us that our vision will be realised. We look forward to the journey ahead.”

Picture: a photograph of Andy Donnell. Image Credit: CoSourced

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 26 June 2024

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