Five years after first meeting his new boss, Dan Cole has joined one of Milton Keynes' most recently launched new business.
Dan is the newly recruited Operations Manager of Facilities Management Solutions, a Milton Keynes based business which was launched in January 2021 and is the sister company to the long-established Plumbing and Gas Solutions.
Dan first met Carl Yeomanson, the owner of both businesses, in 2016 when he worked at MK Dons as its Corporate Partnership Manager. They crossed paths again a few years later when Dan was in his most recent role.
Dan recalled: “I have spent time with Carl and operations director Chris socially over the last couple of years and we just clicked and have become good friends. The opportunity came up to join them and help launch Facilities Management Solutions this New Year. I couldn't resist the challenge.
“I'm about a month in and am already loving it. Every day is different – a mix of being on site, meeting clients and sub-contractors and returning to the office to prepare quotes and deal with queries.
“Building and managing relationships with clients has been an important part in all previous roles. People need to be able to trust you and I never like letting people down, so I think this goes a long way when you are providing a service.”
Carl, talking about Dan's appointment, added: “It's great to have Dan on board, who is playing a vital role in our newly launched business. Our Plumbing and Gas Solutions clients have been asking us for a service above and beyond plumbing and heating for many years, so to launch this new company and bring Dan on board feels very much like a natural expansion.”
Facilities Management Solutions is initially focusing on serving businesses in Milton Keynes and the wider areas of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Northamptonshire.
Rather than working solely on plumbing and heating, the new company is providing a far broader building management service – focusing on key areas such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, security and access, electrics and even specialist services such as pump maintenance and landscaping.
The Facilities Management Solutions headquarters now sits alongside its sister company, Plumbing and Gas Solutions, in Wymbush, Milton Keynes.