Mark Beadle takes on CEO’s role at Emprise Services plc as Howard Sharp rejoins the business

Mark Beadle: CEO at Emprise Services plc

Mark Beadle: CEO at Emprise Services plc

Support services provider Emprise Services plc has appointed Mark Beadle as CEO and Howard Sharp as chief financial officer in addition to making a number of other key appointments for the business which presently boasts a turnover of circa £80 million and employs around 5,000 people to deliver a range of integrated solutions for its clients on a national basis.

Mark Beadle has been a director of public and private sector companies since the mid-1990s, serving as CEO, Chief Operating Officer and/or Chief Financial Officer at organisations including Planet Hollywood Europe, Esporta plc, ITV Digital, the Priory Group, Capio Nightingale and Aitch Care Homes.

He’s the non-executive chairman of Springfield Healthcare and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

In terms of his new role at Emprise Services plc, Beadle’s specific aim is to grow the core businesses of the specialist security and cleaning functions under the larger Emprise brand.

“Emprise has a terrific track record of delivering first class service to an impressive client base,” outlined Beadle in conversation with Risk UK. “I’m delighted to have joined the company at this very exciting time. As the new CEO, I’m proud to be leading what is a major support services provider.”

Referencing his new role as CFO, Howard Sharp – who has held a variety of non-executive directorships and consulting positions across the last five years – stated: “I’m pleased to be back at Emprise after five years away from the business, and very much look forward to building the company in tandem with our new management team.”

In addition, Emprise has appointed Bridget Hodgson as head of Human Resources, Lucy Irish as national sales manager and Maria Cane as leisure account director.

Speaking about the raft of new joiners, Stephen Barrett (chairman and founder of Emprise) enthused: “I’m delighted that Mark has joined us as chief executive. He has a strong track record of leadership and development across a number of industries and I look forward to working with him, Howard and the other new members of the team in helping to take Emprise to the next level.”

Mutually beneficial partnerships

Emprise is committed to creating long term, mutually beneficial partnerships with its clients through a flexible and innovative approach to service delivery that creates a best value proposition throughout the life of a given contract.

The company has a unique portfolio of clients with a particularly strong presence in the retail, leisure and corporate markets. Major retailers, shopping centres, theatres, legal and financial institutions, blue chip headquarters, Health & Leisure Clubs and iconic public buildings are all part of the mix.

Present customers include Derwent London, DTZ, Savills, BNP Paribas, MWB-Regus, Herbert Smith, Lambert Smith Hampton, the British Library, Waitrose, John Lewis, Monsoon-Accessorize, David Lloyd Leisure, Virgin Active, Pure Gym, the Royal Albert Hall, the National Theatre, the Ambassador Theatre Group, MTV, the Royal Bank of Canada, Man Group, De Vere and Hilton Hotels.

The company’s security service for end users encompasses integrated solutions, security guarding, CCTV and remote monitoring, mobile patrol and alarm response, key holding and Help Desk-centred solutions.

 

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 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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