Appointments Life safety systems’ manufacturer Kentec appoints

new Managing Director to drive company’s growth Kentec, a leading life safety control systems manufacturer, has appointed Kevin Swann as its new Managing Director. Mr Swann is an established name in the fire and security industry, with some 28 years’ experience. He was closely involved in the protocol standard evolution at Apollo and has held a number of senior positions within UTC Fire and Security as Managing Director (Global) and Regional Manager for UK and Ireland, responsible for international growth. He joins at an exciting time for the business, which has seen turnover increase by 54%

Kevin Swann

under the leadership of his predecessor. The business has also doubled its manufacturing capacity, which Mr Swann says is an impressive legacy: “It means we have the perfect platform to make Kentec the world leader in open-protocol and multi-protocol fire detection panels, as well as the first choice for fire extinguishing panels with our robust and industry-leading Sigma XT and Syncro XT technologies.

Steven Booth takes helm at Guardian Water Treatment

Guardian Water Treatment is pleased to announce that Steven Booth has become Managing Director. He will report to Phil Greenwood, CEO, WCS Group, which acquired Guardian in December 2017. Steven has worked for Guardian for six years and is a trained water treatment chemist,

with experience across a range of industry sectors; from Facilities Management, to Food & Beverage. He has played a crucial part in Guardian’s continuing aim to provide sustainable and highly effective water treatment solutions for customers across the UK and especially within London’s M25. He is also focused on Closed Systems and the partnership with Hevasure. Steven said: “Guardian has gone from strength to strength and I am delighted to take the helm

Steven Booth

at what promises to be an exciting new chapter. Our acquisition by WCS Group and integration in to the Marlowe Critical Services Group provides welcome investment in people, systems and processes. We now have a far larger team and the scale and operational support to handle large customers with a national footprint.”

Axis appoints new Commercial Manager to target

specialist sectors Axis Cleaning and Support Services, the nationwide supplier of commercial cleaning services, has appointed Pamela Hamilton as the new Commercial Manager responsible for growing the company’s portfolio within the Manufacturing, Food and Transport (MFT) sectors. Pamela, who has been working in the facilities management sector for the last five years,

joins Axis following very successful roles as Southern Solutions Manager at Mitie and Business Development Manager at Indepth Managed Services. Pamela is looking to drive new business and build strong client relationships: “My

Pamela Hamilton

immediate focus it to secure new opportunities in these key industry sectors and further build our knowledge and reputation among a wider number of high-profile companies. “I will also be working very closely with our existing clients, ensuring we are doing everything we can to meet their requirements, and provide a first class service.”

Kath Fontana has been elected Senior Vice President

of RICS Kath Fontana will be the first chartered surveyor from the area of workplace and facilities strategy to lead the profession and will become RICS President in November 2020. She is the third woman in the past 10 years to be elected to the RICS Presidential Team. Standing at the forefront of technological progress in property, Fontana is a strong

proponent of the Internet of Things and the opportunities a networked built environment can bring to businesses and people. She has worked at a senior level across multiple sectors including banking, retail, professional services, defence, science, local and central government and PFI. Kath Fontana is Managing Director for ISS’ Technical Services business, based in the UK.

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She joined ISS from BAM FM where she was Managing Director for the company’s FM business. She leads a team of over 1,000 employees to deliver mobile engineering, energy management and compliance services across the UK.

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