Global consultancy and construction firm Mace is to integrate its facilities management division into its wider business.
Mace’s Operate division will stop using the ‘Macro’ brand and formally adopt the Mace Group corporate identity.
The change will enable the business to provide clients with “more cohesive services drawing on the wider built environment expertise of Mace’s consultancy, construction and development arms” said the group.
Mace Operate delivers services to public and private sector clients to support their corporate real estate strategies. It provides FM management and consultancy services on workplace experience, portfolio efficiency and asset management to real estate clients.
The business, set up in 2002, has 1,000 employees globally and operates in more than 40 countries from four regional hubs. By adopting the Mace Corporate identity the business says it “will be able to build on the group's existing strategic client base”.
As part of the business's transformation, a number of new senior appointments have been made to invest in new service lines and regional growth. New members of the leadership team include Marlies Hoogeboom as managing director for the UK and Europe, Nick Garniss as centre for excellence director, and Maud Santamaria as workplace experience director.
The new service lines have included developing tailored offers to help clients respond to the coronavirus pandemic. As companies across the globe begin to explore how to safely reopen offices and workplaces without putting people at risk, the Operate division has developed a strategic ‘return to work’ service offering, and is already helping businesses around the world to understand the scope and scale of changes needed to operate workplaces with social distancing in place.
Ross Abbate, chief executive officer of Mace’s Operate division, said: “The future of the workplace is changing faster than ever before. As the impact of coronavirus is felt across the world, companies will be looking for support to understand what the ‘new normal’ is and how they can provide safe and secure workplaces and continue to attract and the retain the best talent for their business.
“As we become more integrated with the wider Mace Group and build our centre for excellence on workplace experience, we will be able to draw on expertise from across our consultancy, construction and development divisions to give clients the strategic advice they need to thrive in the new world.”