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NEWS New Technical Director At Hydro Systems Europe

Hydro Systems have announced the appointment of Geoff Sallows as Technical Director of Hydro Systems Europe.

Geoff brings over 22 years of industry experience to his new role as Hydro’s Technical Director, in which he will be responsible for the successful design,

delivery and quality control of Hydro’s product innovations.

Speaking of his recent appointment, Geoff said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Hydro Systems. I have admired the company and its products for a number of years. Putting the customer first has always been a strong focus for the company and will be key to my new role. I will be ensuring we understand exactly what our customers want and deliver products that meet their specific requirements. I’m joining a strong team. I have worked with Hydro’s managing director John Shields in the past and relish the chance to work with him again.”

Throughout his career Geoff has held a number of technical and managerial roles in the field of electronically controlled laundry and dishwasher dosing equipment. Prior to joining Hydro Systems, Geoff was Group Technical Director at Bright-Tech Investments Ltd.

“We’re delighted to appoint Geoff as Technical Director,” said John Shields, Managing Director of Hydro Systems Europe. “He is an expert in his field and his skills and experience in innovation and development will be invaluable in taking the exciting new products Hydro has in the pipeline to market.”

Cordant Services Launches With Multi-Million Pound Investment

The Cordant Group has today announced the launch of Cordant Services in a move designed to offer additional value and services to existing customers, whilst providing a strong foundation for an ambitious growth programme. It is supported by a multi- million pound investment in technology and infrastructure that will see the business offer a fully transparent solution and a strong collaborative approach to customer relationships.

Cordant Services will be headed up by Chief Executive Chris Kenneally, with Jamie Reynolds as Group Commercial Director, and will comprise of four divisions which will be closely aligned whilst retaining their individual specialist natures. All existing cleaning and security businesses will be rebranded as Cordant Cleaning and Cordant Security respectively and there will be two brand new divisions, Cordant Technical and Cordant Specialist Services.

Cordant Cleaning, headed up by Guy Pakenham, encompasses all of


the existing cleaning brands, which covers around 550 sites across the UK, including the cleaning, servicing and scheduling of 6,500 London buses every day. As well as having a strong foothold in the transport sector, the business is looking towards further growth opportunities in the warehousing and distribution, NHS and emergency services, education and professional service sector.

Cordant Specialist Services, headed up by Brendan Musgrove, will build on the Group’s existing expertise in cleaning by extending the offer to cover a range of highly specialised environments. These range from critical environments such as data centres, pharmaceutical operations and hi-tech manufacturing and food processing, to specialist applications such as high-level cleaning and biohazard cleaning.

Underpinning the launch is a major investment in technology due to be completed mid-2015 which will deploy new systems across the

whole business, making it fully transparent for clients and facilitating open-book accounting. In addition, mobile technology is being put at the forefront enabling the business to be fully responsive to changing workplace situations, to optimise efficiency and value for customers.

Chris Kenneally, Chief Executive of Cordant Services, said: “The business is already well-established in the sectors in which it operates, but we saw a gap in the market for an integrated set of niche businesses, run by service line experts who self deliver tailored solutions to customers. Aligning our specialist divisions within this new structure means that we can offer bundled solutions, and provide added value for customers. We are bringing in new technology that is way ahead of anything else in the marketplace, which, along with our strong leadership team will provide the platform to drive our ambitious growth strategy for the Group.”

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