Senior Appointments at Kier Building Maintenance

Press Release   •   Feb 28, 2011 10:18 GMT

Kier Building Maintenance has made a number of senior appointments across all four of its regional businesses, including the creation of a new business development manager role in each. These strategic promotions work to further strengthen the company’s expertise and prominence as the leading repair and maintenance company to the public sector.

David Mawson heads the team in the west in his new role as regional managing director, with Dominie Fearn joining him in the newly created position of business development manager. The pair bring expertise from Connaught and Rok respectively.

Mike Furze moves from his previous position at Kier Building Maintenance West to become regional director of the north, with Robin Cairns joining him in the role of business development manager from his previous position as business development manager for Kier North East.

Simon Baddeley joins Kier Building Maintenance South as its new commercial director, having previously worked at Lovell and Connaught. Nick Davidge comes from Connaught to become the region’s new business development manager; both will work under Rob Leitch, the south’s regional managing director.

Finally Mick Leahy has been appointed business development manager in the east following 26 years at Kier Northern. He will support the east regional managing director, Simon Bullen.

Kier Building Maintenance managing director, Peter Brynes, commented: “The structure of our regional businesses is key in enabling us to enhance both the service we provide and the important relationships we develop with our clients. This is reflected in this round of high level, high calibre appointments and the new team will be ideally placed to develop our national commitment to our clients on a local level.”

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KBM is the leading repair and maintenance company working in the vital area of social housing in the UK.

Praised by the Audit Commission and the first building maintenance contractor to achieve the prestigious Charter Mark, KBM develops relationships with local authorities, ALMOs and RSLs based on shared values, common objectives, mutual trust and openness.

It has played a key role in delivering the Government’s £multi-billion ‘Decent Homes’ programme, improving the lives and prospects of hundreds of thousands of families and helping build better, more socially cohesive  and sustainable communities.

KBM provides:

  • Responsive and planned repairs and maintenance for social housing and public buildings
  • Out of hours and emergency repairs and maintenance
  • Refurbishment programmes
  • PVCu windows and kitchens manufacturing
  • Capital works schemes
  • Street services.

KBM has a genuine and proven commitment to developing social, economic and environmental sustainability -  eg by creating jobs and tailoring training to meet exact local needs – leading the Academy for Sustainable Communities to cite us as ‘a true leader in our field’.

These values, together with a commitment to outstanding client service, have seen KBM win long-term contracts ranging from a few hundred houses up to 55,000 properties.  This year it will maintain over 220,000 homes and carry out more than half a million repairs, ensuring its service meets the needs of local communities.

KBM regularly wins awards for its work, but it is most proud of helping its partners improve their Audit Commission ratings and deliver best value. This is an issue that has long been of critical importance to the sector but never more so than now when public spending faces real and painful cutbacks as part of Government action to reduce record deficit levels.