One of the UK’s leading facilities management providers, Servest Group, has appointed Jason Etherington as its new MD of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Division.
Having worked in the army for the last 25 years and served the country in all corners of the globe, including Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, Etherington’s professional background includes everything from commanding the UK’s Apache Helicopter Force to senior Operations Officer and East Africa Lead at the Joint Force HQ – the MOD’s deployable crisis headquarters. Etherington has also worked closely with FM teams, particularly in his most recent role as Station Commander at Wattisham.
Seeking to grow the existing contract portfolio with the MOD and create a bigger footprint in the armed forces arena, Servest specifically created the role for Etherington.
The new MD will manage and develop numerous contracts as part of the MOD account. In addition, Etherington will share his comprehensive experience and MOD understanding with the wider Servest team in order to improve the working relationship, while identifying future opportunities and proposing how the Group may continue to innovate its public sector offering.
“We are delighted to welcome Jason to the team,” commented Rob Legge, Group CEO, “Jason’s arrival as MD of MOD will allow us to grow the Servest name and further solidify the company’s strong reputation with the armed forces sector. The insight that Jason brings to the team will be invaluable and I know that this appointment will be a contributing factor in our continued success.”
Etherington said: “I’ve always enjoyed working with people and I wanted to join a company where I could make a real difference. Having met Rob, it’s clear that Servest places people at the heart of everything they do. It is a dynamic, agile and fast-growing organisation; and the enthusiasm within the Group is infectious! Servest’s culture and values mirror the way I have always worked and I’m very excited about joining the family. I am also looking forward to enhancing and formalising the links Servest has already established with the military community and Service leavers.”