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HSQE director appointment at Arcus FM

Arcus FM has promoted Vicky Downham to the role of HSQE Director.

Downham joined the business in 2009 as a Health and Safety Manager and has since become a pivotal figure in advancing Arcus FM’s health and safety standards, cultivating a safety culture that benefited colleagues and customers. Her commitment and expertise quickly distinguished her within the team, setting the stage for her career progression.

In 2022, Downham was invited to participate in the Arcus Accelerate Leadership course. This programme, designed to nurture leadership skills and promote internal growth, proved to be a significant turning point in her career. Upon completing the course, Downham was promoted to Head of Health & Safety, a role in which she has driven significant improvements across the organisation.

Throughout her 14-year service at Arcus FM, Downham has been a catalyst for change, helping to transform the company’s approach to health and safety. Arcus now boasts a robust, pre-emptive safety framework that ensures comprehensive support and responsibility for all employees, and under her leadership, Arcus has achieved the internationally recognised RoSPA Gold Award for Health & Safety for three consecutive years, and her team were finalists for Team of the Year at the Safety & Health Awards.

In her new role as HSQE Director, Downham will continue to oversee the development and implementation of health, safety, quality, and environmental strategies, which will be crucial in advancing Arcus FM’s mission to create safer, greener, and more efficient working environments.

Speaking about her new role, Downham said: “Being here for 14 years, I’ve grown with the business and have been able to be part of some big changes, including helping shape our great safety culture. I am thrilled to take on this new challenge and continue to build on the strong foundation we have established at Arcus FM. My focus will be on fostering a proactive safety culture, ensuring compliance, and driving continuous improvement across all our operations.”

Chris Green, CEO of Arcus FM, commented: “We are delighted to have Vicky step into the role of HSQE Director. Her dedication and expertise have already significantly contributed to our health and safety record. With Vicky at the helm, we are confident that our HSQE practices will reach new heights, benefiting both our employees and customers.”

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