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New head of rail at Servo Group

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National multi-service provider Servo Group has appointed a new head of rail, as it looks to build on its client base and accelerate its growth within the rail sector.

Servo Group, which has offices in Leeds, London, Glasgow, Darlington, Manchester and Birmingham has recruited Annice Palmer to head up its rail division and expand its current market share.

Annice has more than 25 years’ experience within rail and related industries, including more than two decades at rail services specialist Torrent, where she worked her way up from administrative support to an operational lead, responsible for Scotland and the North East and North West of England. Prior to this role, she also held roles in account management and international sales at Speedy and McCullochs.

Servo has had a thriving rail division since its inception in 2013, providing PTS (Personal Track Safety) accredited labour, and SIA-licensed guards and welfare officers to the industry, including high profile clients such as Network Rail and Octavius, and Annice’s remit will include expanding on this client base.

She says: “I’m looking forward to contributing to Servo’s long-term growth and bringing new, fresh ideas, along with my experience of the technicalities of the rail industry to build on the company’s success so far. Being able to capitalise on the company’s existing relationships and, having strong, fundamental, foundations for the rail division in place, such as RISQS accreditation and excellent contacts will be a major asset, and I’m excited to join at a time of peak growth for the rail sector.”

The rail sector, which already supports over 700,000 roles in the UK, is predicted to see a surge of job creation in the next few years due to ongoing Government commitments to improve the state of the industry.

Servo Group Director Andy Haynes, said: “The decision to appoint Annice to head up our rail division was a very easy one. Her experience, contacts and enthusiasm are all impressive and we can’t wait to see the growth that Servo Rail has coming under her leadership, with some huge contracts in the pipeline.”

In the past decade since its inception, Servo has enjoyed fast, national growth, expanding its security, CCTV, cleaning and, now rail divisions, with some high-profile client wins and a host of senior appointments.

The multi-service provider, which has over 1000 operatives working around the country is aiming for a £22 million turnover in the next 12 months.

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