FACILITIES MANAGEMENT JOURNAL JOBS
MARTIN STEELE PROMOTED TO ACTING CEO OF NHSPS
The Board of NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has appointed Martin Steele as its
acting Chief Executive O icer.
Steele assumes the position having been Chief Operating O icer since 2017.
Since January of this year he has been leading the organisation’s strategic and
operational response to the current coronavirus pandemic to ensure NHSPS is
playing its part in helping the wider NHS family at this time.
In his role, Steele was responsible for the organisation’s 5,000 strong frontline
workforce, including cleaning, planned and reactive maintenance, catering, security, reception,
portering, waste management and laundry services sta . Since joining NHSPS as Chief Operating
O icer Steele has successfully overseen a transformation within NHSPS’ operational arm and
delivered cost-e ective services to NHS customers.
Under Steele’s stewardship, NHSPS has implemented new so and hard FM strategies, brought
a renewed focus on operational excellence in other parts of the operational portfolio, such as
construction, health & safety, energy and environment amongst others.
BESA ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Jason
Hemingway as its new Membership Director.
Hemingway brings more than 30 years of construction sector experience to the
role. He was Managing Director of the suspended ceiling manufacturer Rockfon
for seven years before moving into distribution as National Sales Director for the
interior business of SIG, a European leader in construction material distribution,
and most recently construction products distributor, Encon Nevill Long. Hemingway’s focus
will be on increasing member numbers and engagement while also developing the extensive
benefits already enjoyed by BESA members. He will be responsible for the existing team of
regional managers and will report directly to Group Chief Executive, David Frise.
A TRIBUTE TO MARK LOPEZ
It is with great sadness that winter
maintenance services firm, De-ice,
announced the loss of Mark Lopez – a
loving husband and father to five
children. Mark was born in Peckham,
London in July 1960. He passed away at
the Royal Papworth Hospital on 2 April
2020 at the age of 59, sadly losing his
battle to COVID-19.
Mark grew up in South East London with his parents and
four siblings. He had a successful career in money broking
during the 80’s and 90’s working at Sterling Brokers, Cantor
Fitz Gerald and Exco. He met Vicky in 1998 and they married
in 2005. The couple worked tirelessly to firstly establish DRP
Landscaping and then De-ice Gritting & Snow Clearance –
one of the UK’s longest established winter risk management
Committed to his family, his sta and those closest to
him, Mark’s qualities were numerous: humility, kindness,
determination, humour and loyalty to name a few. His
contributions to both the winter gritting and facilities
management industries were vast. He was passionate about
his work, he was greatly admired, and he was a true friend.
In her own words Vicky said: “Mark was so loved, and he
has given me such an amazing life. I will thank him every
day that I walk on this earth for that. We are heartbroken,
but we will be okay and will continue to live as Mark would
have wanted us to.”
WE ARE OFFERING COVER DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
As more people and businesses are affected by COVID-19, please do let us know if
you require urgent cover or help finding a new position . Covering all of the built
environment, we are trying to help all staff and companies stay afloat .
Please stay safe and if you need anything, call us now on 020 3176 4790.
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