Mace has snapped up former Tesco property services director Trevor Bacon as its new managing director for commercial fit-out arm Como.
Mr Bacon has replaced Como’s current managing director Steve Root, who has stepped down but will continue in a part-time capacity, focusing on developing key strategic rtelationships.
Mr Root joined Mace in 2005 and was appointed as Como MD in 2008, where he oversaw major projects such as Blackrock, 1 Drapers Gardens and Nomura, 1 Angel Lane.
Como has grown into one of the London’s largest fit-out contractors, doubling its turnover every two years for the past six years.
Before working at Tesco, Mr Bacon worked with Bowmer and Kirkland for 17 years as regional director, where he oversaw a large number of projects within commercial and retail construction.
Mr Root said: “My five years leading Como have been hugely rewarding and together the Como team have achieved a great deal.
“I’m sure Trevor will enjoy the same fantastic level of support I have received over the years and I look forward to welcoming him into the business.”
Mr Bacon said: “I am excited to be joining the company as it develops into a global leader in consultancy and construction.
“I am looking forward to working with the team at Como to create new opportunities for growth and help take the business forward.
“It is clear that Steve has done a great job and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to build on those achievements.”
Mace chief operating officer for construction Gareth Lewis said: “I would like to thank Steve for his dedication and commitment to the development of Como. Steve’s drive and focus is the reason the business is where it is today.
“I look forward to having Trevor on board to take the company forward into its next phase.”
Mr Bacon will report to Mace group board director Mark Castle.