New head for facilities management specialist

Preston-based Eric Wright Facilities Management (EWFM) has appointed George Lilley as its managing director.

George joins the company, which is part of the Eric Wright Group, from VINCI Facilities where he was customer director.

And he brings 30 years of board leadership experience in the defence, nuclear, industrial and commercial sectors.

His appointment follows a period of significant investment into the facilities management company under the leadership of interim MD Mark Steed.

The business’ facilities management team now numbers 147 and last year reported a turnover approaching £15m.

George said: “The company is in an extremely strong position to build on those solid foundations and I am delighted to join the team at this exciting time.”

Eric Wright Group managing director Jeremy Hartley added: “George is an exceptional leader and has a wealth of experience which will help us to further grow and develop our facilities management arm.

George is an exceptional leader and has a wealth of experience.

“The Eric Wright Group is proud to be a commercial organisation with a social purpose, delivering an unbeatable client service and investing in the communities in which we operate.

“We have implemented comprehensive growth strategies in all seven of our divisions and bringing George on board will help us to deliver our vision for the facilities management team.”

Established in 2002 EWFM delivers facilities management services to 150 buildings primarily across the North West, in a range of sectors including education, healthcare, emergency services, retail and commercial offices.

EWFM is also on a number of national and North West frameworks including:  Lancashire Regeneration Property Partnership (LRPP), Fusion 21, Crescent Purchasing Consortium, Efficiency East Midlands, ESPO and NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS).