The last two years have been a challenging period for all people-related businesses, firstly dealing with the pandemic, then the impact of Brexit on the UK labour market, before the latest cost of living crisis. This is without further consideration of the current UK rail strikes and wider industrial disputes, impending Protect Duty legislation and political change. All that said I am grateful that we work with a much-valued set of clients who have embraced true partnership to tackle these issues head-on.
Earlier this year I announced our intention to appoint a new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), and I am pleased to confirm Adrian White will be taking up this role with immediate effect. As Managing Director for our Security and Events (South) division, including Retail Merchandising, Adrian has been with Carlisle for the last two decades. Residing in the Midlands, Adrian’s new role will take up day-to-day operational responsibility and financial accountability for all divisions within Carlisle Support Services.
In-line with the need to appoint a successor to Adrian’s previous role, we have also taken the opportunity to review our internal structures accordingly albeit we don’t foresee any immediate changes to functional operations at contract level. Once finalised the appointed Managing Directors, and divisional teams, will report upwards to Adrian, who in turn shall report to myself as CEO.
Naturally as CEO, I will maintain visibility across our client and employee communities albeit my desire is to allow Adrian to have autonomy to control the operational service delivery aspects of our business. Since 2015 we have grown from 1,600 Carlisle family members to some 4,750 and we remain committed to ensuring our business structure is adapting sufficiently to meet the ongoing needs of both communities.
Chief Executive Officer