Maxim FM appoints new finance director

Independent contract cleaning and facilities management firm, Maxim FM, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Richard Pattinson as its new Finance Director.

Pattinson brings to the business enterprise two decades’ of commercial experience and you will be responsible for all of the financial and commercial areas of the Sunderland-headquartered firm’s operations.

Pattinson began his career in the Newcastle office of ‘Big Four’ business advisory firm Deloitte before moving to London to work in the practice’s national corporate finance team.

He’s got successfully run businesses in the marine and hospitality sectors, & most recently acted as a Senior Advisor to the board at County Durham-headquartered technology firm Kromek Group plc.

Maxim FM provides commercial contract facilities and cleaning management services to public and private sector clients, and works with an increasing number of well-known organisations and firms including Hitachi, Quorn, Sembcorp, Gentoo and the Scottish Prison Service.

Talking about his new role, Pattinson said: “I wanted an organisation with the proper culture and quality of leadership, and for a management team with that i shared a standard strategic vision.

“Maxim ticked all of the boxes, and my aim is by using my connection with systems implementation and development, business improvement and corporate finance to donate to its future evolution.

“There’s plenty of potential for continuing to cultivate the business and we have been actively working towards a long-term goal to become a £20 million turnover company with around 2,000 employees.”

Graham Conway, Managing and founder Director at Maxim FM, added: “Richard comes with an extremely impressive background and will create a critical contribution to delivering our growth strategy in the coming years.

“We’re broadening both range of sectors where we’re working and our coverage of the united kingdom, sufficient reason for cleaning and hygiene having been more of a small business priority than they’re today never, we’re expecting many more opportunities to arise for the growing team.”

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