3 September 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
NG Bailey has created a new £300 million services division to bring together its facilities engineering services and IT services businesses, alongside the recently acquired Freedom Group.
The move will combine the company's national capabilities in facilities engineering services, IT, fabric and project management services with its power engineering services and land management capabilities.
Peter Jones, previously managing director for IT Services and the newly acquired Freedom group, extends his remit as managing director for the combined NG Bailey Services division. He will report to chief executive David Hurcomb.
The division's new leadership team will concentrate on key market sectors and provide clients with a single point of contact to leverage NG Bailey's integrated capabilities, while also offering an attractive end-to-end proposition to clients across a number of markets, focusing on outstanding technical expertise, strong values and assured project delivery.
Jones will be supported by:
David Hartley, as chief operating officer (COO) of Freedom, who will continue to lead the power, networks and professional services business units.
Tim Simmons, as COO of the new facilities and infrastructure business, combining facilities engineering services with the group's civils works, building and small works projects and property-related services, including asbestos management and grounds maintenance.
Kelly Tedesco, previously customer business director in the IT Services division, who becomes COO for IT Services. She will focus on the provision of structured cabling and ICT network design and installation projects, managed services provision and electronic security projects and services to end-user clients, as well as clients within NG Bailey's engineering division.
Hurcomb said: "Separately, the group's three services-led divisions have established strong positions in their individual markets, so combining their strengths provides us with a very powerful and persuasive offer across the entire industry. It also underpins the delivery of our order book, which is circa £1.4 billion and delivers a more balanced construction and services business."
He added that Jones had "an extensive background in services and infrastructure at a national and international level, so he is the ideal person to lead this combined division and to drive its growth through innovation and outstanding customer service".