The appointment follows a restructure and new operating model at BMG that will empower its four core regions, one of which is Scotland.
Harkins will be based in Glasgow and will have oversight for core operations and business growth. At a time when many businesses are looking to move or reassess their workplaces in the aftermath of Covid, Harkins will spur BMG’s charge to reinvigorate the market and provide expert change management alongside office moves and redesigns.
Harkins has extensive experience in business development, project management, team leadership and change management. In 2019 she was the British Council for Offices Next Gen Rising Star Scotland.
Commenting on her appointment, Harkins said: “People often associate change with moving furniture around but it’s so much more than that. I believe we can provide clients with an even better service by being proactive and engaging with key stakeholders at an early stage, such as FMs, designers and even architects. This is a truly exciting time to be working in change management and I’m thrilled to be doing so with Business Moves Group.”
Rachel Houghton, MD at BMG, added: “An important part of our restructure process is finding the right people to take the business to the next level. Claire was the outstanding choice for this role, as evidenced by her British Council for Offices award. We have a great opportunity for growth in Scotland and I’m delighted that Claire will be spearheading our operations.”
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