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One of Britain’s fastest growing facilities management (FM) companies, Atlas, has appointed Ed Bolton into the newly created position of cleaning managing director.
Bolton has spent much of his career in commercial and operational roles in the cleaning industry and brings extensive experience gained in senior leadership positions at OCS, ISS and IAG. He has a track record of leading successful teams in large organisations, delivering service excellence and strong organic growth.
This is a new position created to support Atlas’ growth ambitions. From a turnover of around £40 million five years ago, Atlas is now a £200 million FM group. Its cleaning business spans every UK region and employs around 9,000 people. There are prestigious cleaning contracts in many sectors, with staff working in places as varied as corporate headquarters, football stadiums, schools and five-star hotels.
Bolton says: “I’m delighted to be joining Atlas at this exciting time for the group. Atlas has grown rapidly into a market leader and our focus in cleaning will be to continue providing great services to our existing customers, whilst attracting new ones to support further growth. I look forward to meeting many of our people and customers over the coming weeks.”
Atlas group MD, Chris Wisely credits the growth to a team of ‘brilliant people and capabilities’. He says: “At its heart is a high-quality cleaning business that Ed will now be leading. We want to be the cleaning partner of choice and bring happiness to our customers and people through excellent service delivery. I’m very pleased Ed has joined us to help deliver on that goal.”