New head of FM and property at hygiene services company phs

phs Group has appointed a new head of facilities management and property who aims to support customers get ahead of the game.

Darren Hawkins has more than three decades’ experience in the services industry working in both operations and sales for some of the leading FM market service providers. Having worked with phs for more than 25 years, Darren has now moved across to serve his former Industry.

As the market-leading hygiene services company, phs offers innovative products and services in healthcare, washroom and floorcare hygiene. With 90,000 customers across 300,00 locations, phs has the scale to service organisations of any size, anywhere in the country. Its USPs include the patented LifeCycle process which creates energy from hygiene waste, creating floormats from discarded fishing nets to clean up the ocean and offering products which deliver significant water, energy and cost savings as well as improving employee wellbeing.

As head of FM and property at phs, Darren’s role will see him leading the strategic direction of the sector, growing client relationships and spreading the message of how phs can help FM and property companies offer more to their customers.

Darren said: “With so much focus on sustainability and wellbeing, FM and property companies need their supply partners to bring innovations to the table and phs has that edge. When you look at phs’ sustainability credentials and the innovations it can offer from an energy saving, cost saving and employee wellbeing perspective, it’s a package which is unique to the industry and this in turn aligns with our clients’ strategic objectives. I believe that this, together with the scale of its operation, makes phs the partner of choice which is what drew me to the company.”

He continued: “I’ve spent 30 years working for organisations who are now my clients so I have gained a good understanding of the key drivers that they look for from their supply partners. The strength and depth of the partnership is key to delivering both service, innovation and a value proposition.”

Paul Doble, Chief Commercial Officer at phs, added: “At phs, we’re driven to ensuring our customers are at the heart of our operations. Darren brings with him a wealth of experience which will give him an unrivalled insight into the sector and help phs have the best offering to meet and exceed customers’ expectations and align our offering to their own individual strategic objectives.”

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