MITIE appoints Richard Bailey as commercial director for TSM business

FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company MITIE Group plc has appointed Richard Bailey as commercial director for its Total Security Management (TSM) business.

Richard Bailey joins MITIE TSM from Advance Security UK where he spent 14 years, most latterly as managing director for the company’s corporate and technologies division.

Bailey’s knowledge and experience in the industry were instrumental in growing Advance Security from a regionally-based business to become a national provider.

Richard succeeds James Gilding in his role as commercial director, and takes over the national remit for sales across the TSM business.

Richard Bailey: the new commercial director at MITIE TSM

Richard Bailey: the new commercial director at MITIE TSM

“I’m delighted to have joined MITIE TSM at what is an exciting point in its continued development,” explained Bailey. “Since joining, I have been hugely impressed by a varied and prestigious customer base, a passionate senior team, a dynamic operation, driven support functions and a long term commitment to sustainable growth and development.”

Bailey continued: “I take great pride in being asked to lead a commercial team that has achieved so much over recent years, and I’m looking to bringing a fresh perspective and energetic approach to the commercial function in all areas. I believe that this can spark further innovation.”

Bailey added: “When I considered my next career move, I had been extremely impressed with MITIE’s vision and strategy in the security industry. This was the only choice for furthering my security career.”

Bob Forsyth: MITIE TSM's managing director

Bob Forsyth: MITIE TSM’s managing director

Bob Forsyth, managing director at MITIE’s TSM business, added: “I’m delighted Richard has joined our business. His experience and business acumen makes him a real asset. Richard will drive our sustainable growth through transformational wins, relationship management and sector specialisms.”

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