Peter Webster on board at Intelligent Workplace Solutions in managing director’s role

Peter Webster

Peter Webster

Multi-service solutions provider Intelligent Workplace Solutions – the facilities management (FM) specialist – has announced the appointment of Peter Webster as the company’s new managing director. Webster brings with him extensive leadership experience and knowledge of the FM sector having previously performed senior roles at Rentokil Initial and Corps Security.

With full responsibility for the leadership and development of the business, Webster will now play a key role in meeting the company’s ambitious growth goals as well as building on the business’ reputation for quality service delivery to workplaces and clients.

Stephen Guthrie, chairman of Berkshire-based Intelligent Workplace Solutions, explained to Risk UK: “With Peter’s track record and experience, we’re thrilled to have him on board. Attracting someone of Peter’s calibre into the business is a great endorsement of our strategy, ethics, innovation and ambition. He brings with him incredibly strong industry knowledge which will be vital as we continue our visionary plans to grow and develop workplace solutions for our clients.”

Speaking about his new role, Webster observed: “Intelligent Workplace Solutions has a well-deserved reputation as an expert in delivering a full range of high quality business support services. We have a tremendous opportunity to significantly grow our business, bringing our strong business values and passion for outstanding service delivery to the fore in order to exceed the high expectations of our clients. We’re in an excellent position to capitalise on the growth opportunities presented by improving markets. The brand, values and proven service delivery models of this business are highly respected, and I’m tremendously excited to be on board and leading a great team that will take the company on to the next level.”

Intelligent Workplace Solutions provides multiple business contract services, supporting clients right across the UK with comprehensive FM solutions designed to keep critical assets performing to the required levels and meet multiple stakeholder expectations.

The business is capable of building flexible solutions that integrate the mix of hard and soft services required by the client, including security, cleaning, waste management, grounds maintenance, M&E, construction services and business process outsourcing.

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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