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ABM UK's Business and Industry Group announces leadership team

Published 14th September, 2016 by Neil Nixon

ABM UK's Business and Industry Group announces leadership team

Following the appointment of Andy Donnell as its managing director, the UK Business and Industry Group of facilities solution provider ABM has announced its new leadership team. Having acquired OmniServ in 2012, GBM in 2014, and Westway in 2015, the team will be responsible for consolidating the existing portfolio of businesses and driving organic growth.

Andy Donnell said: “This is an exciting time for the business, but a challenging one. We need to bring the existing brands together as we establish ABM in the UK, while continuing to win new business and take market share. Getting it right will take strong leadership but I'm confident this team will meet the expectations of employees, customers and shareholders.”

Recognising the importance of health and safety, Donnell has made sure it's always on the agenda. “The first decision I made was that health and safety director, Keith Blundred, would sit at the top table,” he said. “Although Keith has overall accountability, everyone is responsible. Whether front-line or office-based, all 5500 employees in the UK are IOSH accredited. Health and safety is an everyone, everywhere, all-the-time feature of our work.”

Welcoming new finance director, Colin Stevenson, to ABM, Donnell said: “Colin is responsible for managing cost pressures and preserving margin while we continue to price our services competitively and pay people fairly. With over 30 years of experience and considerable expertise he's the right person for the job. We are delighted to have him on board.”

The leadership team is as follows: Adam Baker, business development and marketing director; Keith Blundred, health and safety director; David Donovan, soft services director, south; Stuart Marsh, systems and information director; John McPherson, soft services director, north; Jason Pease, technical services director; and Colin Stevenson, finance director.