idverde, the UK’s leading grounds maintenance and landscape creation specialists, announced today that Ian Gibson has joined the business as the new Managing Director for the Midlands Region.
Ian joins with a wealth of experience in various service businesses, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Maximus in the UK. Maximus is an outsourcing company that provides health, wellbeing, employment, skills and assessments services, principally to public bodies. Before that, he held senior management and leadership roles at Vodafone, Royal Sun Alliance, Orbit, The Carbon Trust and Ingeus.
Commenting, Chris Pullen, UK CEO, said, “These are exciting times for idverde as we continue to drive our growth agenda forward. Recent acquisitions have been fully integrated into our regional operating model which ensures our clients receive the same consistent quality standards across our extensive service portfolio. Ian brings a wealth of experience in the service sector and his appointment to our Midlands region cements our move to a four-region structure that now has unrivalled coverage across the UK via our 4,000 strong direct colleague base.”
As idverde’s Managing Director for the Midlands region, areas of focus for Ian over the coming months include reviewing and integrating house build contracts into the region, as well continuing the successful growth of the region’s landscape creation and maintenance business.
Some of idverde’s recent contracts in the Midlands region include “Wildlife Ways”, a £4.3m programme of planting and other enhancements to make Solihull greener and improve biodiversity, and a £1.63m package of landscape construction works at Upton Park in Northamptonshire, which earned the company a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Award.
Ian said, “I’m very excited to join idverde at this time. The organisation has a great growth agenda combined with the inspirational work they do to create positive public environments. I look forward to working with all the teams in the coming months.”