Nick Atkinson joins Aston as managing director

Facilities management company Aston Services Group has appointed Nick Atkinson as managing director.

He has been hired to direct and drive the business through a sustained level of strategic and planned growth and to position the business as a significant player within the facilities management industry.

Nick brings a wealth of business growth experience within the B2B sector, having worked with major institutional investors who have backed his business interests in addition to working as a main board director of a fully quoted London Stock Exchange company.

He has experience of negotiating and supplying many of the country’s leading blue chip companies such as BT, TUI, Compass Group, Jet 2 and Balfour Beatty.

The Leyland business was formed in 2016 with the merger of Cleanall commercial and industrial cleaning business and Care Facility Management, an established security and facilities management business. Today, it employs almost 800 staff.

Ian Gilston, chairman, said: "The appointment of Nick marks a major step change for the business in that he brings real strategic and commercial expertise to the group to allow us to build on our already excellent large blue chip customer base."