Aston Services Group appoints Zoë Elliott as business development director
12 September 2020
ASTON SERVICES Group, one of the UK’s foremost independent facilities services providers offering security, concierge, cleaning and consultancy solutions for myriad clients, has announced the appointment of Zoë Elliott as the company’s new business development director.
Previously an employee at international FM concern OCS, Elliott has worked in the facilities industry since 1996. A resident of Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire, her new role will see Elliott developing Aston Services Group’s Midlands and South operations.
Commenting on her appointment, Elliott informed Security Matters: “I’m really excited about joining the Aston Services Group. The company’s aspirations for growth match my own ambition, but even more than that, we share the same work ethos. There seems to be a great team already established here and I hope to help take the business to the next level.”
Nick Atkinson, managing director of the Aston Services Group, added: “We’re naturally delighted to announce the fact that Zoë is joining the business. Her experience of having worked in a large international organisation will be extremely beneficial to us as we continue to meet our strategic growth plans. Zoë will join Alistair Clayton and James Wheeler to maximise on our business development. I’m excited to see the impact this team will make.”
Aston Services Group evolved from Cleanall’s merger with Care Facility Management in July 2016. From its Head Office in Leyland, Lancashire, the business operates across many sectors including retail, the commercial office environment, leisure and manufacturing. Across the board, its focus is always the customer relationship. Security and cleaning services are two of the Group’s main core competencies and the business is constantly developing new methods, tools and materials to improve its operation.
Atkinson observed: “We’re a rapidly expanding independent facilities services provider, offering essential support services to organisations across a variety of industry sectors. We consistently deliver to the highest standards, allowing cleints’ business to focus on what they do best. In fact, we always challenge and continually aim to improve how things are done. Our teams have the experience, the knowledge and the time to really understand and meet specific client needs. Through our partnership approach, we continuously look at ways in which we can improve our services and our people.”
Further, Atkinson stated: “Our growth is based upon adopting Best Practice across the whole Group. By ongoing investment in the business and constantly developing our people and processes, we ensure that our teams are equipped and prepared to work for and enhance client businesses.”
Joint venture arrangement
Last month, the Aston Services Group unveiled the detail underpinning a new joint venture partnership with Kings Secure Technologies. Part of the Kings Solutions Group Limited, Kings Secure Technologies is a national supplier of CCTV and access/barrier control Solutions.
The Aston Services Group’s security offer now encompasses integrated security solutions including CCTV, access control, key holding, alarm response and remote monitoring, all of which is supported by the deployment of cutting-edge technology.
Offering his thoughts on the new partnership, Nick Atkinson observed: “This is a natural fit. Kings’ high-quality products and industry knowledge complement perfectly our existing services such that we can now offer a comprehensive security service for both existing and potential customers.”
Bob Forsyth, CEO at Kings Secure Technologies, responded: “We feel that Kings shares Aston Services Group’s approach to business, always challenging the norm and continually aiming to improve how things are done. We look forward to partnering with the Group, not only to build our own business in existing sectors, but also to focus on new and potential areas for development, in turn providing a full facilities services package for our many valued clients.”