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LCC fills top positions

Published 17th August, 2016 by Neil Nixon

LCC fills top positions

LCC Support Services has filled two top positions to strengthen its management team and drive the business forward. Gerry Askew has joined as commercial director and Phil Smith as sales and marketing director. Bob Vincent, who remains executive chairman, said: “The business is already well over £20 million and on target for £30 million. We are building an alternative to the very large cleaning contractors, so we need highly qualified and experienced directors for key responsibilities.”

Gerry Askew started his career as a security guard on £2 an hour, working up to FM director of SGP, now Bellrock. He was in-house facilities manager for TV AM for 10 years, and then spent four years at MTV. He said: “In an industry where the big boys are constantly getting bigger, the continued existence of smaller, high quality independent service providers is critical to ensure real viable choice.”

Phil Smith started his career in sales for Rentokil Initial and was divisional director for Syra Business Services (now Cordant). He was commercial director for Indigo Services and continued after the Failcom acquisition as a director working closely with the largest global FM groups. He is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, a member of BICSc and the BIFM, and a founder of The Hill Club. He said: “I am very excited at joining LCC. It is a business with a big reputation for all the things I believe in - quality, service, customer care, training, and fair pay. I am looking forward to raising sales for this top team.”