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New FM specialist Sam Norton brings 8 years’ experience to PSR

15 Jul 2016

 

Armed with 8 year’s hands-on experience in the Property Management, Estates and FM sectors, Sam Norton joins PSR Solutions at an exciting time of growth and expansion.

Having recently opened its doors to a construction recruitment hub in Dubai, undergone a move to larger offices in London and poised any day soon to move into its impressive new Midlands headquarters (having outgrown its current space), PSR has appointed experienced Sam to help achieve its FM targets as set out in its 10-year plan recently unveiled at the company away-day at St Georges Park.

Coming from an extensive background of Property and Estates Management, most recently having spent 6 years with St Philips Care Homes Ltd, Sam brings deep knowledge and understanding of the requirements of property management including planning, forecasting, cost management, auditing, compliance and recruitment.

Over the years, Sam has formed strong networks with contractors and suppliers to the sector and has played a pivotal role in selection, recruitment, training and induction of maintenance staff at hundreds of estates throughout the UK and some overseas too.  Whilst delivering individual & group training Sam continually monitored site compliance status, implementing improvements where required and continually worked alongside local fire authorities, the HSE, CQC and numerous other governing bodies.

What are you most excited about?

“The challenge of setting up an FM division within a well-established recruitment organisation.  I’m aiming to build a successful team through consistently providing a high service-level to both candidates and clients within
the FM sector. ”

The biggest challenge

Having worked in the FM sector, Sam is fully aware of staff shortages throughout the industry. He sees the biggest challenge facing the industry is that of finding a way to ensure not only the quantity of FM candidates is addressed but that the quality of them isn’t compromised in doing so.

Why PSR?
Sam is a passionate and accomplished FM professional who is looking forward to being able to implement his expertise to meet the staffing demands of PSR’s growing client and candidate base.  He is particularly keen to ensure that our candidates maximise on the clear career progression opportunities within the FM sector, something that resonates personally with him. He says…

“After meeting up with the directors I was overwhelmed with their desire to be successful. The rapid growth of the business over the past eleven years and proven track record of delivery stood out. The level of professionalism was clear to see throughout the company as they work towards their vision. To be a part of this was something I couldn’t turn down.”

To date Sam feels that his finest career moment has been project managing and completing the development of a derelict hospital in the Scottish Borders, converting it into 18 x 2/3-bed residential dwellings. The project was carried out at a cost of £1,365,000 and took just over 3 years, it was completed £180,000 under project and was recently valued at £2.68m.

For a confidential conversation about your next move into Facilities Management or to ask Sam about why he thinks Steve Bull of Wolves is such a legend, you can email him at snorton@www.psrsolutions.co.uk or call him on 01785 715505.

PSR Solutions is a leading provider of construction recruitment services within the UK and MENA regions. Recruiter Hot 100 and Investors in People recognised, the company has expertise in recruiting mid to senior level civil engineering, building, infrastructure, mechanical & electrical and rail staff. With offices in England and Dubai, PSR Solutions provides a unique consultative approach and proven mix of recruitment methodologies. PSR Solutions was founded by James Sanders and Mark Palmer in 2005, employs over 50 people in the UK and opened its Dubai branch in January 2016.

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