Servo Group outgrows its HQ after raft of hires

A Leeds multi-service provider is on the search for new headquarters after a strong start to 2022.

Servo Group in Leeds has made ten new hires, opened and expanded two further regional offices, including growing its office in London and is on track to hit a £20m turnover in the next 12 months despite the wider economic impact of Covid-19.

The business, which has security, CCTV, construction, facilities management and rail divisions has been based at its Gelderd Road offices since 2018.

Its expansion means it has outgrown its headquarters, and it is now looking for a freehold building with more parking space for its growing team within Leeds.

Servo has made a host of hires since the start of the year, including a regional director to lead its London office and Southern region, three new contracts managers to deal with an influx of new clients, and bids, framework and business development managers.

It has also expanded its facilities management team in Leeds, with new multi-tradespeople, and added engineers to its CCTV installation team.

CEO Andrew McCallion said: “Covid was challenging for everyone, and Servo was no exception but we’re incredibly pleased with how we’ve weathered the storm.

“The first half of 2022 has been incredible with some major contract wins and some amazing additions to our team.”

Servo is targeting more locations for regional expansion to enhance its national service offering but it is keen to keep its head office in Leeds.

It is also looking to create further jobs in the region by recruiting more multi-trades people and substantially adding to its CCTV installation team.

McCallion said: “We’re really excited about expanding into the North East and growing our reach in the South, but our headquarters will always remain in Leeds – we just need to find the right premises to facilitate our growth.

“We founded Servo in Leeds with just four employees and we’re very involved in the community here through sponsorship and community work and some of the recent contracts we have won so we’re keen to continue investing in expansion right here.”

The firm was founded eight years ago, and now employs over 1,200 operatives all around the UK, with more than 40 staff based at its current head office. It works with some major national clients, including Network Rail, Buckingham Group and Kier Group.

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