Industry leader Peter Jones appointed to head G4S’ Facilities Management business

PeterJonesG4S - CopyG4S Facilities Management, the FM business of global security company G4S, has appointed Peter Jones as its new regional managing director.

Jones will be responsible for G4S FM, a leading facilities management business which employs more than 7,200 staff across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

G4S FM delivers integrated facilities management, security, Front of House, hard FM, cleaning, catering and service desk services in the corporate, healthcare, education and central Government sectors.

Jones boasts more than 23 years’ experience in the property, facilities management and engineering sector at both the national and international levels. Most recently, he served as managing director of CBRE’s integrated facilities management business across the EMEA region.

Prior to that, Jones held several leadership roles in his eight years at Carillion, with responsibilities including infrastructure services, property services and facilities management. In his earlier career, Jones worked for Barclays, where he led the FM strategy, and at Johnson Controls where he was tasked with delivering FM across EMEA.

Jones’ expertise includes business leadership, market growth and acquisition, client relationship management, major outsourcing and real estate and facilities change.

“At G4S, I will have the opportunity to grow our FM business in the UK and Ireland and help to develop our overall FM offering in other key markets as clients are increasingly looking for us to provide additional integrated solutions,” said Jones. “With security and FM services accounting for 59% of Group revenue on a global basis, G4S has an unrivalled platform to respond to our customers’ increasingly complex requirements”.

Peter Neden, G4S’ regional president for the UK and Ireland, added: “I would like to welcome Peter to G4S. The Facilities Management business has been identified as one of the key growth opportunities, both within the UK and the broader G4S Group. I’m delighted to have someone with Peter’s experience and leadership join us at this time to build our position in the industry.”

*Peter Jones officially joined G4S Facilities Management on Thursday 8 October

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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 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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