“The MAR Services team are unique, passionate, proactive people.”
Andrew RiggManaging Director
Drawing on over twenty-years of business and facilities industry experience, Andrew is the major shareholder and Managing Director of MAR Services. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the business and its day-to-day operations, with a strong focus on leading the team to help ensure that we retain the culture, values and standards that our clients have come to expect from us. Andrew is very passionate and remains involved with a number key clients. In his spare time he is particularly active, be it taking on the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro or participating in one of his many cycling adventures.
David AherneExecutive Director
David’s considerable knowledge of the Facilities and Estate Management sectors has been established via a number of senior management roles over the past twenty five years. These include direct responsibility for public and private contracts in high secure environments, with a value of up to £45m per annum. David has overall responsibility for ensuring the consistent and professional delivery of the company’s services to its wide range of existing clients. This includes not only the customer facing Operations team but also the background functions that contribute to and support the MAR vision of continued growth and development. A proud and committed family man, David also counts rugby, golf and music amongst his non-work passions.
Ewa SkorekHR & Quality Assurance Manager
Ewa is a dedicated and technically skilled business professional with a versatile personnel, management and administrative support skill set developed through experience as a HR & Office Manager and Operations Administrator within facilities management industry. Ewa is currently in her final year of a Master’s Degree in Law and is therefore familiar with all aspects of current legislation.
Vicky SmithFinancial Controller
Having started her career in a local accountancy practice, Vicky joined MAR Services in 2007 as our Financial Controller. During her time at MAR Services, Vicky has been involved in implementing various new systems and procedures which have contributed to the development of the Company. Her attention to detail is vital in running a smooth and efficient accounts department and maintaining the high standards we aspire to achieve as a company.
Kevin BleeSales & Marketing Manager
Kevin has a wealth of commercial experience gained from a range of fast moving, highly competitive service industries. These include senior sales and marketing roles in the fields of entertainment, sport, retail and car rental. With an ethos and a passion that is truly customer centric, he is ideally placed to spearhead the company’s ambitious business growth plans over the coming years, as it aims to both extend its range of services and widen its customer base. Outside of MAR Services, Kevin can be found developing football talent as an FA qualified coach and deputy Chairman of a long established local youth football club.
Jackie RatcliffeProjects Manager
Jackie has been a cornerstone of MAR Services since joining the business in 2001 and has been instrumental in the company’s impressive growth in the intervening years. In her role as Projects Manager, Jackie’s experience and in-depth knowledge of the organisation is invaluable, as she strives to continually improve the company’s overall efficiency levels and ensure that MAR Services is ideally placed to exploit the bright future that lies ahead. Outside of MAR, Jackie is a proud and doting Mum of two ‘little angels’ and a keen and regular attendee at a local Zumba class.
Simon HobbsBusiness Development Manager
Over a career that spans almost two decades in the cleaning and associated industries, Simon has developed a wealth of commercial knowledge and experience. This experience is matched by a passion for customer service which means that going the extra mile for the client isn’t anything out of the ordinary, just merely part of the normal day job. When not supporting the company’s growth ambitions, Simon can normally be found effortlessly navigating his way around a golf course off a handicap of 8.
Alix BramwellRegional Manager - South East
Alix has extensive venue management experience and has run several high profile sites across the South East. Over the past 10 years he has built up expertise on all aspects of Facilities Management including cleaning, security, catering, health and safety and event management. Alix is SIA qualified and was contracted as a consultant for a world renowned garden attraction in London. He has a warm, inclusive style of management and builds strong teams that deliver to the highest standards. In his spare time, Alix helps to run a charity that raises funds for an educational project in Ghana.
Solvita TaboreRegional Manager
Solvita brings great operational experience and manages our many of our London contracts. She is originally from Latvia and speaks fluent Spanish too. She is supported by a great team of Area and Site Superviors and operatives.
Glyn JamesArea Manager
After serving Queen and country in the Royal Navy for almost 25 years, Glyn’s career path took a slightly different direction, when in 1999 he joined a leading independent school as Catering & Cleaning manager. Since then he’s never looked back and has held senior operational roles in a number of major commercial cleaning businesses, culminating in him joining MAR Services in July 2016. Glyn’s combination of commercial and life experiences make him an invaluable member of the operational team. Outside of working hours, Glyn loves the outdoor life and reckons there’s nothing better than a bit of walking, fishing & camping.
Safi WaziriContract Manager
Safi studied for a national diploma in software engineering with a triple Distinction and then went on to do a degree in Business Management in which he achieved a first class degree. He has taken a more senior role at MAR Services in the last year, managing our leisure sites across the board.