Workman bolsters ESG team with four new hires

Independent commercial property management and building consultancy firm, Workman, is expanding its ESG service and capabilities provision via four new appointments to its ESG department.

The brand new hires reflect the breadth of specialist expertise now necessary to effectively deliver the entire spectral range of services Workman offer to aid clients’ Environmental, Governance and social requirements.

With this particular increased degree of expert resource, Workman’s ESG team is equipped to handle different clients’ specific priorities including; optimising building energy and operations performance, creating practical asset plans to accomplish Net Zero, delivering destinations that prioritise the ongoing health & wellbeing of occupiers, and identifying ways commercial buildings can generate social value of their communities.

The new associates range between experienced industry specialists to new graduates.

Ben Kingsnorth, will need up the positioning of Net Zero Delivery Manager. Kingsnorth specialises in the implementation and development of portfolio-wide Net Zero strategies. Within this role, he’ll lead on the delivery of carbon reduction projects and initiatives by devising and implementing Net Zero Asset Plans, to aid Workman’s clients because they transition to Net Zero. Through the application form and development of minimum standards for fitouts, refurbishments, and development projects, Kingsnorth may also collaborate with project teams to make sure that clients’ Net Zero and wider ESG ambitions are met or exceeded.

With significant experience across all areas of ESG project and reporting management, and as a co-employee of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), Charlotte Ross has been appointed ESG Manager. Ross will establish Workman’s concentrate on delivering health &amp further; wellbeing and social value initiatives. She’ll use property management teams across a variety of commercial assets to generate and deliver Community and Wellbeing programmes that achieve Fitwel accreditation where required.

Warren Butler, has been named as Lead Energy Auditor. A certified energy assessor, Butler has amassed a lot more than over 20 years’ connection with M&E and building operations. His appointment will dsicover him conduct ISO and ESOS EN 16247 compliance audits across Workman’s managed assets, to perform energy reviews to find out baseline efficiency and performance improvements, and can support project and building management teams to optimise building performance further.

Within the firm’s 2021 graduate intake, Imogen Waters shall support the ESG team across environmental and social impact reporting and research. This will are the management and assortment of environmental data, supporting Workman’s Building Biodiversity partnership and Campaign with the Natural History Museum, the compilation of relevant information for Fitwel accreditations, and the management and risk-profiling of EPC strategies.

Speaking about the brand new appointments, Vicky Cotton, ESG Director at Workman LLP, said: “For a few years we now have been centered on the request of our clients’ ESG principles at a secured asset level. As investor requirements have extended beyond meeting minimum sustainability standards just, therefore the breadth of specialist expertise and services required has expanded. From implementing effective plans to attain to Net Zero, to creating environments that promote health & wellbeing, our new hires reflect the growing demand on the market for these specialist services, and I anticipate dealing with my new colleagues in what we anticipate is a continued section of growth for the business.”

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