Commercial Director joins facilities management firms

Two Huddersfield facilities management firms have appointed a joint commercial director to develop new business opportunities across the Yorkshire region.

Jason Taylor will support the growth of Orchard Facilities Management and FM Energy across Calderdale and Kirklees.

Jason previously worked as commercial manager at Kirklees College before joining jewellery firm Pugata as managing director.

Gareth Henderson, founder of Orchard FM and FM Energy, said: “Jason is already a familiar face in the local business community and has a strong understanding of the importance of operational efficiency to business success.

“He will work alongside the current directors to set commercial targets and develop new strategies that will drive cost savings and benefits for our client base through more effective use of our services.”

Orchard Facilities Management provides waste, IT, estate and compliance management services to local businesses. FM Energy advises on energy efficiency and cost reduction.

Jason said: “This is a very exciting period of growth for both businesses and I am looking forward to exploring new opportunities to work with businesses throughout the region to help them manage their costs and streamline their operations.

“I already know many of the senior team members from my time with Kirklees College and am delighted to have an opportunity to work alongside them and be part of a forward-thinking organisation that prides itself on its transparency and excellence in customer service.”