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Senior hire at Lonsdale Contracts

Mark Johnson has been appointed Business Development Manager at Leeds-based facilities management and maintenance firm, Lonsdale Contracts.

Johnson, a former firstclass cricketer, brings a wealth of experience to Lonsdale having worked for blue-chip organisations such as Norland (now CBRE), NG Bailey and Lorne Stewart where he was instrumental in securing building maintenance contracts.

The appointment is part of a strategic growth plan for the business and coincides with the acquisition of a new 2,360sq ft. head office in West Park, adjacent to the Leeds Outer Ring Road.

Formed in 2008 by Christian Higgins and Andrew Mayo, Lonsdale Contracts provides bespoke commercial and residential facilities management and maintenance through its own in-house workforce to clients including; pension funds, managing agents, housing associations and estate management companies. The business also provides new build after-care to the construction industry.

Speaking about his new role, Johnson said: “I am delighted to join Lonsdale Contracts at such an exciting time. I very much look forward to working closely with colleagues across the business to build on its current success and excellent reputation for solution driven facilities management provision.”

Christian Higgins, joint Managing Director of Lonsdale Contracts, commented:Mark is an excellent addition to our team and his knowledge of the facilities management sector will be pivotal in helping us achieve our ambitious targets.”

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