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New MD appointment at EWFM

Preston-based Eric Wright Facilities Management (EWFM) has announced its appointment of George Lilley as the new Managing Director of the company.

Lilley joins the business, which is part of the Eric Wright Group, from VINCI Facilities where he was Customer Director and brings over thirty years Board leadership experience in the defence, nuclear, industrial and commercial sectors.

His appointment follows a period of significant investment into the facilities management company under the leadership of interim MD Mark Steed. The FM team now numbers 147 and last year reported a turnover approaching £15 million.

Welcoming Lilley to the team, Eric Wright Group Managing Director, Jeremy Hartley said: “George is an exceptional leader and has a wealth of experience which will help us to further grow and develop our facilities management arm.

“The Eric Wright Group is proud to be a commercial organisation with a social purpose, delivering an unbeatable client service and investing in the communities in which we operate. We have implemented comprehensive growth strategies in all seven of our divisions and bringing George on board will help us to deliver our vision for the facilities management team.”

Commenting on his appointment Lilley said: “Under Mark’s stewardship Eric Wright Facilities Management has undergone transformational change with the recruitment of key staff and a significant increase in the client base. 

“The unique ownership structure of the Eric Wright Group was a major attraction for me. I am proud to be a part of a company that delivers market leading social value. We will continue to operate in a sustainable manner and will grow in a controlled way that protects the delivery of social value for future generations.”

Established in 2002 EWFM delivers Facilities Management services to 150 buildings primarily across the north west of England, operating in a range of sectors including education, healthcare, emergency services, retail and commercial offices.

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