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Miller poaches Carillion's Wainwright to lead FM division

Miller Group has poached Phil Wainwright from Carillion to be managing director of its facilities and asset management operation Asset 24.

Mr Wainwright was previously development director at Carillion Facilities Management, and earlier in his career worked at Hills Electrical & Mechanical. He has also previously worked in the furniture and gas industries.

Miller Asset 24 was established in 2010 to provide property service to clients. It manages more than £500m of assets and funds.

It came as Miller restructured its operations, with Construction activities now delivered through four regional businesses covering the North of England, the Midlands and South west, the South east and Scotland.

Mr Wainwright said: “It’s an exciting time in the business as we move forward to deliver our strategy, which sees us offer complete end-to-end design, build, finance and maintenance propositions for our clients as well as stand-alone integrated FM with energy management solutions.

“Services will play a major part in the growth and expansion of Miller and I look forward to driving this area of the business forward, under the executive leadership of Chris (Webster).”

Mr Webster, chief executive of Miller Construction, said: “We are pleased to welcome Phil to the business. He joins Miller at a pivotal time as we progress with our strategy which includes focusing on the management of services.

“Phil will be responsible for managing Miller Asset 24’s services, including building and fabric maintenance, mechanical and electrical maintenance, reactive maintenance, planned and preventative maintenance, statutory maintenance and compliance and life cycle replacement.

“His experience will enable us to concentrate on areas where we have core skills, such as education and health, as well as increasing our presence in our identified developing markets.”

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