Appointments New head of public sector role at phs

Market-leading hygiene services company phs Group has created a new head of public sector role as it strives to put customers at the heart of its business. With 15 years of public sector experience, Chris Brown has been appointed into the

position and will lead phs’ drive to enhance its offering to the public sector and build stronger relationships with customers. Offering healthcare, washroom and floorcare hygiene products and services, phs has

90,000 customers across 300,000 locations nationwide, of which 20% are within the public sector from local authorities and education to the NHS, police and fire forces. Chris will oversee all public sector accounts and customers across the UK, manage phs’

Chris Brown

framework partnerships, ensure compliance and drive new business. A key part of his role will be to continually improve phs’ service and raise awareness of the company’s offering and commitment to doing more for customers; from diverting waste from landfill through its patented LifeCycle™ process to saving water and delivering cost efficiencies.

BaxterStorey appoints new regional MD

Hospitality specialist, BaxterStorey, has appointed Mack Allan as Regional Managing Director for the South West and Wales as it seeks to strengthen its presence in the growing region. Allan began his career as a chef in the armed forces, progressing into management at

British Aerospace Filton where he landed his first Operations Manager role covering the wider Bristol area. Allan joined BaxterStorey in 2000 and has progressed through various leadership roles in Reading, London and Scotland. His last role was Regional Director for Scotland where he was responsible for supporting his clients and extensive team whilst developing new opportunities for the business. Speaking about his new role, Allan said: “Contract catering has moved on so much since

Mack Allan

I joined the industry and it is now recognised that businesses like BaxterStorey take pride in providing their clients with high quality, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. “I’m excited about returning to the area and I’m really looking forward to renewing some old acquaintances.”

Neill Benham gets on board at Trident

Trident Maintenance Services has appointed Neill Benham to its board of directors. Benham, who has a passion for developing high quality bid documentation, customer

excellence, marketing and business development brings to the firm a decades worth of experience from Mitie Group as well as knowledge, skills and experience in both the public and private sector. Speaking about the appointment, Trident Managing Director, Kenny Robson, said: “I am

Neill Benham

sure Neill will prove to be a tremendous acquisition for our fledgling business. There is no-one else I’d rather have working in this role. Having worked closely with Neill before he gets results by demanding high standards from himself but also of me and other members of our fantastic team. He has an exceptional work ethic, exemplary attention to detail and believes whole-heartedly in delivery of customer excellence by understanding what our customers actually want from us. He will ensure we do not deviate from our alignment to our customers needs. I look forward to building our business working alongside Neill and welcome him to Trident”.

Yvonne Taylor, OCS Head of Cleaning, appointed to BICSc Council

OCS UK is proud to announce that Yvonne Taylor, Head of Cleaning for the OCS Group UK, Ireland and Middle East has been appointed to the Council of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). Taking a seat as a Corporate member, Yvonne will join 11 other volunteers on the Council. Having started her career as a cleaning operative, over 23 years Yvonne has worked

across the facilities management industry in a range of environments, from healthcare and education to nuclear power stations and food manufacturing facilities. She has a deep understanding of the cleaning industry and is a passionate advocate of industry best practice ensuring consistency of the profession. Yvonne Taylor, comments: “I am proud to be joining the BICSc Council to help promote

best practice across the industry. I firmly believe in the profession and all it has to offer as a long-term career choice.”

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