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New Appointments in Facilities Management – August 2023

New Appointments in Facilities Management – August 2023
23 August 2023

Service Works Global, Abloy UK and Solutions 4 Cleaning are just some of the businesses announcing new appointments this month.



Picture: a graphic showing headshots of Karen Staniforth, Rashy Chima-Powney and Radu Boeriu


Yorkshire’s Leading Cleaning Company Appoints New MD


Karen Staniforth has been appointed as the new Managing Director at Solutions 4 Cleaning Ltd.

Solutions 4 Cleaning is the cleaning division of the HEB Group and provides tailored cleaning solutions for businesses across several sectors. HE Barnes Ltd is a renowned industry leader in Mechanical, Electrical and Turnkey Facilities Management, which is celebrating 100 years in business this year and a group turnover of £35 million.

Karen, aged 53, has joined Solutions 4 Cleaning from Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster, where she held the role of General Manager for several years. Prior to that, she was a Head of Marketing within the music industry and has also previously worked in senior positions in the construction and property management sectors.

Solutions 4 Cleaning was procured by the HEB Group in 2019 and now completes the HE Barnes Facilities Management offer, enabling the group to offer a complete turnkey solution for companies of all sizes.


Service Works Global appoints BIM Consultant


Service Works Global (SWG), a provider of facilities, property and workplace management software, has appointed Radu Boeriu as a building information modelling (BIM) consultant.

Boeriu has 15 years of experience as a BIM Manager and an architect, having previously worked as a BIM and design system manager at international architectural practice, Foster + Partners, where he was responsible for helping the practice achieve BIM maturity while working on and pioneering BIM within the company. He has also worked on large, worldwide BIM implementation projects including Mexico International Airport and Shurayah Island.

At SWG, Boeriu will harness his industry and technical knowledge in the operational phase of contracts and support the commercial and development teams in driving forward the QFM BIMi product, SWG’s BIM data and 3D modelling solution that allows users to easily access their building data.

Boeriu said: “Since studying architecture at the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu in Bucharest in 2009, I have been committed to the successful design of buildings and how they operate. I look forward to supporting facilities and estates managers in delivering BIM processes throughout a building’s lifecycle. It is a pleasure to join the SWG team as a BIM consultant and support the commercial and development teams moving forward.”

Gary Watkins, CEO of SWG said: “Radu is already a real asset to the SWG team, and we are so pleased to have him on board. As a BIM consultant with numerous years of experience, Radu will play a pivotal role in driving our product strategy and supporting our customer base around the globe as they seek to harness BIM in the operational phase of their estates.”


Abloy UK Appoints New Business Development Manager for Education


Abloy UK has further strengthened its position in the education sector by appointing Rashy Chima-Powney as Business Development Manager for Education.

Rashy brings a wealth of experience to the role, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry in various sales positions. This has armed Rashy with a holistic understanding of educational environments, and the challenges faced in terms of access control and security.

Rashy explained: “Nurseries, schools, multi academy trusts, colleges and universities need to protect their premises, but also keep students and staff safe and ensure only authorised people are granted access. They may also have multiple rooms containing expensive equipment such as IT suites, making them a target of theft or intrusion.

“Having a security system in place that can effectively manage keys and restrict access if needed is a necessity. I’ve relished learning about all the access control solutions available from Abloy UK and connecting them to specific problems they can solve in this sector.

“The Abloy portfolio is ideally suited to educational facilities, and the CLIQ, Aperio, SMARTair, EDS and TRAKA21 systems are particularly beneficial. The quality of our products speaks for itself, and we have solutions already in place at a vast number of educational establishments across the UK.

“I’m keen to speak with anyone in the sector wanting to further understand how we can help keep premises and assets secure while allowing for controlled access and egress.”

Aaron Yule, Managing Director of Abloy UK, added: “Rashy’s experience and expertise is of great value to us, we are delighted to have her join the team. Over the course of her career, she has seen many changes in the educational sector, and truly understands the demands placed upon facilities managers as well as the Abloy solutions that can help alleviate them.

“Rashy is a warm character, who makes a lasting impression on everyone she meets, and we know she will make her mark in the industry.”


Glenn Wilson Appointed as Group MD at The Westgrove Group


Fast growing facilities management company, The Westgrove Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Glenn Wilson as its Group’s Managing Director.

Glenn joins the business with a wealth of industry experience, gained most notably with Incentive FM. This ultimately resulted in a Senior Board role as Divisional Director in the Retail and distribution arenas.

Glenn has delivered proven success stories with innovative and sustainable service solutions across all sectors of the FM market. His aspirational leadership played a pivotal role in the company’s meteoric success in the Midlands and North regions. This success also contributed significantly with a more global dynamic to the overall sustained growth before its recent merger/sale to a renowned plc in the market.

Glenn comments upon his move to Westgrove; “I have admired the Westgrove brand from afar for a number of years. The colleague centric DNA and the company’s true partnering ethos aligns perfectly with my own values and business objectives. It has huge appeal working within an ambitious independent business once again and I’m thrilled to be joining the company as its Managing Director. This is an exciting time for the business and I’m genuinely looking forward to meeting all of our colleagues and partners over the coming weeks”.


Bidvest Noonan Appoints Nick Platt as Director of Sales for Great Britain


Bidvest Noonan, a leading provider of facilities services such as cleaning and security across the UK and Ireland has announced its appointment of Nick Platt as Director of Sales for Great Britain. Platt, a senior executive with more than 17 years of leadership experience in the industry also joins the company’s Executive Committee.

Platt has built a long and successful career in the industry, leading sales for organisations such as Rentokil, Interserve, and Salisbury Group. He has a proven track record of managing high-performance teams and delivering strong organic growth.

In his new role with Bidvest Noonan, Platt will contribute to the company’s growth, leading the sales function for all its strategic business units. As Sales Director, Platt will help shape the company’s strategies and he will take responsibility for identifying new opportunities to increase and strengthen Bidvest Noonan's market presence.

Jeff Flanagan, CEO of Bidvest Noonan, warmly welcomed Platt, saying: “I am delighted to have Nick on our team. His significant leadership experience, passion and proven ability to develop exceptional solutions for customers gives me great confidence. I know Nick will be very successful at Bidvest Noonan and I’m looking forward to working with him”.

Nick Platt added, “I am honoured to join Bidvest Noonan as Sales Director. The company's strong focus on growth, along with its commitment to sustainability, innovation, and the wellbeing of its people, aligns perfectly with my professional values. I'm delighted to be a part of this dynamic team, and I look forward to contributing to our shared success in the future”.


CHAS Appoints Lee Brunsden to Strengthen Growth Plans


Lee Brunsden has been appointed as the Head of Sales EMEA at CHAS, a Veriforce company, as part of the supply chain risk management expert’s ongoing global expansion strategy.

With a track record of over a decade in compliance and risk management, Lee has assisted numerous clients worldwide in enhancing their supply chain risk management practices. Lee's expertise in sales strategy, adept team leadership, and change management make him a valuable addition to CHAS as they expand their solutions to a broader international audience following their acquisition by Veriforce in January 2023.

As a seasoned Sales Leader, with over 20 years of experience across all disciplines of sales, Lee specialises in new business development, major market expansion, and fostering high-performance sales teams. His leadership skills and passion for building partnerships will play a pivotal role in overseeing CHAS’s sales organisation across EMEA.

Lee’s recent career highlights include overseeing the introduction of a new carbon product which has enjoyed rapid success. Lee has also been proactive in interfacing with trade bodies across the infrastructure sector to champion industry best practice, inform on upcoming legislation and provide industry perspective.

Eager to engage with both new and existing customers, Lee is excited about launching innovative products tailored to meet the needs of the construction, utilities, and facilities management sectors in the UK and beyond.

Lee comments: "I'm thrilled to be joining CHAS and to have the opportunity to play a part in their expansion plans.

"CHAS has earned an excellent reputation for driving advancements in supply chain risk management within their operating sectors. I am eager to build upon this success both in the UK and overseas."

Welcoming Lee aboard, CHAS Managing Director Ian McKinnon adds: "Lee is a formidable leader with extensive experience in the supply chain risk management space. We are delighted to have him join us at this exciting time in our company's history.

Picture: a photograph of an empty meeting room with a table and chairs, and a TV screen. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 August 2023


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