Gary Reader of ServeU wins FM executive award
Reader implemented multiple technological integrations at the firm
Gary Reader, general manager of ServeU, took home the coveted FM Executive of the Year award.
According to a judge, “ServeU’s turnover has increased 38% since Gary joined and contributed to more than AED200m in new contract wins and the expansion of the company across several business sectors. He implemented multiple technological integrations which led to the entire service delivery and operational approach being transformed to paperless. He took the initiative to reduce carbon emissions by switching the entire fleet of over 4,000 staff transport buses to B20 Biofuel. An overall well accomplished leader who has taken ServeU to new heights, placing it in the premier league of FM companies”.
Reader commented: “Being simply nominated by ServeU for this award showed us that there is a high appreciation for what we have achieved, to go on and be not only shortlisted, but to win in a category of tough competition, shows the recognition for people working within the industry here in the Middle East.”
Talking more about the firm, Reader said: “ServeU is continuously evolving and it is fantastic to see a company that has already achieved so much within the FM industry be able to achieve even more and knowing the part that you and each member of your team have played in this evolution. We have seen an immediate positive reception from our digital audience after the news was announced on our social media. It also trigged an increase in engagement by 45%.”
In the highly commended prize, there were two winners.
One went to Eng. Ansari, CEO of Adeeb Group, who has set the vision and organisation values and has put huge efforts on engaging the firm’s stakeholders in the alignment to its vision and strategy.
Eng. Ansari said: “I really enjoy working for Adeeb Group as CEO and also appreciate my entire team of Adeeb, who are our valuable assets, with whose support it has been made possible to win this Highly Commended Award for the FM Executive of the Year for the second time. I take this opportunity to dedicate this award for all our employees and pray for the well-being our front-line heroes, as this award is their achievement.”
The other highly commended were to Stuart Harrison, CEO of Emrill. Harrison was appointed CEO in March 2019. He’s inspired Emrill’s people to push the boundaries of delivery/innovation, creating a continuous improvement culture, where every employee is accountable for ensuring customer satisfaction/continued growth.
Harrison said: “Emrill’s success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of every employee. I’m so proud of how the team has adapted and thrived despite the challenges of the last few months. It’s an honour to work with people so committed to delivering excellent services and continuously improving.”
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