Appointments Service Works recruits new group Chief

Information Officer to the board Service Works Group (SWG) has announced the appointment of new board member, Richard Newell. Taking the role of Group Chief Information Officer, Richard will lead Service Works strategic plans to deliver product innovation and flexibility, ensuring that the company continues to meet the needs of its FM clients in a rapidly changing industry. Leaving leading law firm Clifford Chance after almost 10 years, Richard was primarily

responsible for leveraging technology to provide strategic advantage, identifying the next generation of digital tools and translating ideas into strategic roadmaps. Having worked with SWG previously as Professional Services Manager, CEO Gary

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Watkins is pleased to welcome Richard back to the team: “Richard’s passion toward emerging technology and business acumen will be key in driving further company growth and ensuring that SWG continues to provide technology at the forefront of FM.”

New operational chief brings consumer

expertise to Lanes Lanes Group has enhanced its consumer expertise by appointing Michael Hall as Head of Operations of its Utilities Division. His recruitment comes at a time when water utility companies are placing greater

importance than ever before on maximising both domestic and business customer value and experience. Hall heads up the UK’s largest wastewater network maintenance team, with 850 direct

and 435 indirect operational personnel, delivering services for Thames Water, based at the joint Customer Solutions Centre in Slough, Berkshire. Lanes Group Technical Director Andy Brierley said: “Michael brings with him a wealth

Michael Hall

of business-to-consumer experience and leadership qualities that perfectly match our determination to deliver excellent customer service on behalf of Thames Water.

Axis Security looks west with appointment of

new Commercial Manager Axis Security, one of the UK’s leading manned guarding and electronic security groups, has appointed David Rolls to the newly-created position of Commercial Manager to specifically cover the Thames Valley and South West regions. David has a proven track record over 20 years as a business development manager

with extensive experience across the security, construction and automotive industries. He joins the London team reporting to Commercial Director, Gary Stanton. Managing Director of Axis Security, David Mundell says David will be responsible for

building on the company’s growing presence in the South West: “David will be driving new business in the region, and be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with customers,” he adds.

David Rolls ABM UK appoints Tracy Carey to lead its

sustainability agenda ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, has appointed Tracy Carey to its senior leadership team to direct the company’s sustainability practices. Carey will be responsible for overseeing ABM UK’s sustainability strategy, which will

support the company’s nationwide contracts. She will also ensure that ABM UK’s and its clients’ environmental performances are continually above industry standards. ABM has built a strong reputation by continually striving to improve its service

offerings, and proactively works with its clients on a wide range of sustainability initiatives, from energy reduction to green cleaning and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Through its GreenCare® programme, ABM focuses on products, tools, equipment,

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processes and policies, and promotes a healthier and more comfortable environment for buildings’ occupants, while significantly reducing any harm done to the environment.

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