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SafeSite Facilities bolsters team with new management appointments

Construction safety and security specialist SafeSite Facilities has strengthened its operations team with the appointment of Raj Paul as Contracts Manager - Perimeter Security and Tony Wheeler as Operations and Transport Manager.

Mr Paul joins the company having held senior commercial roles at Royal Mail and Arcadia Group. He was also previously Deputy Head of Retail Commerce at Advance Security Ltd, where he spent eight years specifying security systems for businesses. Whilst at Royal Mail Mr Paul built a multi-million-pound sales pipeline which saw the company’s head count increase by almost 100 team members to deliver new business. He delivered a raft of efficiency measures at Arcadia Group to keep one of its leading high street brands buoyant during a challenging retail financial climate.

Mr Wheeler, who is responsible for the company’s vehicle fleet, mechanical plant and warehousing, joins the company having previously held roles in transport at Formaplex Ltd and as an accredited Traffic Officer at Highways England. He also spent 15 years as a Royals Signals Sergeant for HM Forces providing the battlefield communications and information systems essential to all army operations.

“Raj and Tony join us at a time of important strategic growth for the company”, said Michael Knibbs, Managing Director, SafeSite Facilities.

“We have recently refocused our commercial and transport operations to ensure we continue to deliver the best service to our customers. Raj’s responsibilities are focused on sales operations relating to perimeter security, which is a major part of our business, supporting construction industry leaders to meet their site safety and security needs. He is working closely with Tony to increase our operational efficiencies and meet our customers’ requirements on time and in full.”

“I am delighted to join SafeSite Facilities having spent the past 20 years working in and around the security industry”, said Mr Paul.

“Any building or construction site provides a security challenge both physically, in terms of the value and accessibility of the property they contain, and due to the frequent access needed by outside contractors. My focus is to help our customers’ provide a safe and secure working environment to mitigate against any possible site downtime”, Mr Paul continued.

“I’m excited to join SafeSite Facilities at such a significant time in the company’s growth”, said Mr Wheeler.

“As our network of distribution centres has expanded nationwide I will be working closely with Michael to develop our transport and logistics service to ensure we continue to offer an efficient and competitive service. Meeting compliance standards for our vehicle fleet and operatives is vital in fulfilling our promises to customers and meeting their expectations. We have just successfully completed our FORS Silver accreditation renewal and our fleet is compliant with the CLOCS Standard for Construction Logistics and TfL’s WRRR (Work Related Road Risk). As part of managing our transport operations, I will also be looking closely at how we can reduce emissions across our fleet and continue to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Since the company was established in 2009 SafeSite Facilities has quickly grown to earn a solid reputation for offering professional advice, site safety equipment and security services. It counts local authorities and construction industry leaders among its customer base, including The London Olympic Games Organising Committee where the company installed 14km of security fencing and 12.5km of pedestrian and crowd barriers across a number of event venues.

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