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All change at VPS

UK specialist property management and site security services firm, VPS, has announced new appointments and senior management changes to run its five new services divisions which have been created to continue the company’s drive in business growth.

The new service divisions are: Property Security and Services, Guardian Services, Site Security, Grounds Services and, following its multimillion-pound acquisition of Evander, a Glazing and Locks division.

Gavin Pringle, previously COO of VPS’ European operations, will be returning to become managing director of the expanded UK organisation, including responsibility for Evander Glazing and Locks.

Anthony Owen, currently managing director of VPS (UK), will join the VPS Group Management team as development director. As well as being responsible for the company’s businesses in Germany and the Netherlands he will also oversee product development, acquisitions, and expansion into new territories.

Carlos Rosa has joined the business as the new sales director, bringing with him a wealth of senior executive and director experience, most recently from two global companies, Regus and G4S.

Simon Alderson will remain as managing director of VPS Site Security division, following a successful period managing VPS in the Netherlands.

And, Philip Welch will become managing director of VPS Grounds Services, combining Lotus Landscapes and Redfields Landscaping & Design, the two grounds maintenance businesses which VPS acquired in June 2015.

This month, VPS will be relocating its headquarters to Greater Manchester, bringing together the office functions of VPS with its JCB Smart Tower & SmartAlarm production hubs, and its CCTV response monitoring centre.

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