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Bidvest Noonan Appoints Nick Platt as GB Sales Director
Bidvest Noonan, a prominent provider of facilities services encompassing cleaning and security operations in the UK and Ireland, has appointed Nick Platt as the Director of Sales for Great Britain. Possessing a wealth of experience as a senior executive spanning over 17 years in this sector, Platt's appointment also encompasses his inclusion in the company's Executive Committee. Platt's career trajectory showcases a lengthy and prosperous journey within the industry, marked by leadership roles in sales for notable organizations including Rentokil, Interserve, and Salisbury Group. His ade...
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Churchill Group Becomes Employee Owned
The Churchill Group has just announced its intention to restructure and become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). An EOT serves as a mechanism through which a company can be owned by its employees, and this structure can be established by the company's current owners. Instead of direct employee share ownership, EOTs involve the transfer of a controlling stake in the company to a trust that benefits all employees. The Churchill Group, which encompasses specialized businesses operating in the facilities management sector, has announced its decision to adopt this approach. The goal is to ...
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Mitie Wins Security Contract Extension with Associated British Ports (ABP)
Mitie has been awarded a contract extension by Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK's leading ports group, for an additional year, extending their security services delivery to 17 ports across the UK. The original three-year contract was granted to Mitie in 2021, and this extension will now take it to 2025. The contract extension enables Mitie to continue providing advanced manned guarding services throughout ABP sites, ensuring the safety of passengers and cargo arriving and departing from the UK. Mitie's highly trained officers use the latest technology to maintain a secure environmen...
4 Site Security Appoints New Managing Director
Ashley Kirk, formerly the Group Commercial Director of AM Services Group/Pinnacle Group, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of 4 Site Security Services, a company based in Leeds. The primary focus of his role will be to support the company's continued growth, which already holds a strong position in Yorkshire, by driving expansion across the North of the UK. The company, founded in 2001 by Paul Walton and Gerald Taylor, has now appointed both founders as joint CEOs of the 4 Site Security Group. Gerald stated, “We set up 4 Site Security to be the most professional, independen...
City Group Security appoint David Rolls to Board
City Group Security has appointed David Rolls to the board as the new Sales Development & Strategy Director. David brings over ten years of experience within the security industry, with a proven track record of exceeding targets and demonstrating exceptional strategic thinking. His appointment aims to drive revenue growth, foster a customer-centric approach, and collaborate with other departments to ensure alignment and a culture of success. David has previously work at companies such as The Clearway Group, VPS and Kone. His longest stint however was with Bidvest Noonan where he spent 6...
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Mitie Wins 5 Year, £62M Contract with Phoenix Group
Mitie has been awarded a significant new contract by Phoenix Group, the UK's largest long-term savings and retirement business. The contract entails the delivery of integrated facilities management services across the entire Phoenix Group estate. The five-year contract, valued at £62 million, will cover six locations situated in five cities nationwide, including Edinburgh, London, Hitchin, Wythall, and Telford. This new agreement marks an expansion of Mitie's existing relationship with Phoenix Group, which already provides cleaning services at two sites in Edinburgh. As part of the co...
City Security Group Appoints New Chief Growth Officer
City Group Security  has announced the appointment of Sarah Jane Cork as their Chief Growth Officer. With over 25 years of experience in the public and private security sector businesses, Sarah brings a vibrant and accomplished background to her new role. City Group Security, a privately owned company, is led by Chief Executive Officer Simon Giles. Having started his career as a chartered accountant, Giles later ventured into the FM (facility management) industry, where he held positions as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer prior to joining City Group Security. Express...
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Professional Security Appoints New Guarding & Events Director
National security operator Professional Security has recently appointed Martin Leeder as their new Guarding & Events Director. With more than 23 years of experience in the security industry, Martin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the senior leadership team. In his role as Guarding & Events Director, Martin will play a vital part in enhancing the company's service to its existing clients. Leveraging his extensive experience, Martin will provide operational support to the business and capitalize on its nationwide operational presence across the UK. Furthermore, his deep...
Bidvest Noonan Appoints New Director of Operations, Education
Bidvest Noonan, a leading facilities services provider, has recently named Lorraine Monaghan as the Director of Operations, Education, for its Irish operations. This appointment comes as the company experiences significant growth, driven by its commitment to delivering excellent cleaning, security, and M&E maintenance services throughout the country. Monaghan, who joined Bidvest Noonan in April 2014, has enjoyed a successful career progression within the organization. Starting as a Customer Service Representative, she has built strong and enduring relationships with prestigious institut...
STM Group Win 3-Year Contract with British Library
STM Group (UK) Ltd has announced that it has been awarded a prestigious contract to provide security services for the St Pancras site of the British Library in London, starting on July 1st, 2023. As the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland, the British Library is renowned for its vast collection of printed and digital materials. With over 170 million items, including newspapers, maps, sound recordings, patents, academic journals, and a copy of every UK domain website and blog, the library plays a crucial role in preserving k...
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