10 January 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Construction and facilities management company Polyteck has appointed FM expert Bill Heath to its board of directors.
He joins the business in the role of non-executive director to advise the board, support business development and help to shape the company's overall business strategy.
Heath has more than 35 years of experience at senior level in the property and construction industry. He moved into FM in the early 1990s, when he was involved in the management buyout of Xerox.
This led to the creation of FM company CBX, which grew under Heath's leadership to become a £70 million business. Sulzer Corporation acquired CBX in 1998 and Heath left the firm in 2001 to join Bovis Land Lease as managing director of its FM division.
In 2002 he set up Macro, the FM arm of Mace, with the support of former colleagues. In 2008 he was appointed chairman of Macro in the UK and managing director of Macro International in the Middle East.
Macro rapidly expanded to deliver FM services in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Jordan. When Heath stepped down as chairman in March 2017, Macro had an annual turnover of more than £120 million, employing more than 850 people, and operating in 44 countries.
Heath's work in FM has been recognised by the industry numerous times - in 2008 FM World named him one of the UK's top pioneers of the sector.
Polyteck operates across both the public and private sectors, delivering a broad range of construction and FM services including property development and refurbishment, property maintenance, electrical services, life-safety systems and HVAC services. Its turnover for the 12 months to 31 December 2016 was £23.8 million, up 32 per cent year on year, while profit before tax rose by 8.8 per cent to £1 million.