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LPM Group restructures

Published 27th February, 2012 by Neil Nixon

LPM Group restructures

Further underlining its commitment to an ambitious growth plan, LPM Group - which comprises LPM Cleaning & Support Services and guarding and security solutions provider Axis Security - has announced a major restructure as part of the organisation’s on-going strategy to strengthen and develop at national level.

Jonathan Levine, currently managing director at Axis Security, has been promoted to group chief executive officer, while Mark Saunders has been appointed as group finance director. Saunders has spent most of his recent career in senior roles with Shanks, a major player in the waste disposal sector.

LPM Cleaning & Support Services also benefits from a number of senior management changes aimed at supporting a truly national business and meeting the ever increasing needs of its customers within the retail, office, public sector, food and industrial markets. Bringing operational, sales and cleaning industry experience to the division, former commercial director, Joe Read, has been made sales and operations director, while Zoe Hewertson continues as service development director and Alistair Clayton is the new national business development director.
Prior to joining LPM Cleaning in 2010, Joe Read spent six years as operations director (retail and aviation) at Carlisle Cleaning & Support Services where he led the Tesco account. His other roles include operations director north at Broadreach and soft services consultant at WS Atkins Facilities Management. He is a Member of British Institute of Facilities Management and BICSc, as well as being an assessor for the latter, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Alistair Clayton brings with him over 15 years of wide ranging commercial experience across all facets of the cleaning industry with a particular focus on bundled service solutions, especially within the shopping centre/retail marketplace. He is also a member of the BCSC.

Zoe Hewertson’s most recent role was as head of cleaning for Carillion. She was also cleaning director at Land Securities Trillium, national cleaning director for Rentokil Initial and county cleaning manager for Derbyshire County Council. She has served as council member for BICSc and is the current vice chairman of the Asset Skills board for cleaning.

Together with finance director, Scott Dudley, they will report to Jonathan Levine whose existing Axis Security role and management reporting lines will remain unchanged. Current group finance director and acting CEO, Fred Stratford, leaves to return to a new senior role in the travel sector, where he has spent the majority of his career.

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