Capital gains for multi-service provider

A Leeds-headquartered multi-service provider is targeting capital expansion with a new, larger London office and the appointment of a divisional director for the South.

Servo Group provides security, rail labour, facilities management, construction services, CCTV and cleaning to high-profile clients around the UK.

It has appointed Andy Haynes as divisional director in the South, and the firm plans to leverage his extensive sector experience to capitalise on major upcoming contract opportunities in London and the surrounding regions.

Servo has also signed a lease on office space in Highams Park and taken on a new contract manager to facilitate some of its southern-based security and rail contracts.

Haynes has joined Servo with more than a decade’s experience in running operations, tendering for high value projects and contract management within the rail and security sectors.

Prior to taking this post, he held positions at Churchill Group and STM Group.

He said: “I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to drive the firm’s further growth in London and the South, and I’m confident we can make some great headway in the coming months.

“There’s a huge untapped potential pipeline of projects down here that Servo hasn’t had the full opportunity to pursue thus far, and this expansion should facilitate that.”

Servo already manages some major contracts in the South, including the provision of welfare officers for Network Rail but the new office and Haynes’s appointment will further facilitate its expansion.

CEO, Andrew McCallion, said: “Andy joins us with some incredibly solid experience and excellent contacts within the industry and we are confident that he’ll make a big impact driving forward operations in the South.

“While we have always had an office in London, the combination of the new office and Andy’s experience to build a team will help us to make our mark in the region.”

Servo was set up eight years ago and is targeting a £20m turnover in the next 12 months. In the last three months, it has also opened offices in Darlington to drive expansion in the North-East, and Manchester to facilitate further growth in the North West.

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