RLB appoints Jenkins to lead Government work

Michael Hunt

Property consultants Rider Levett Bucknall, which has an office in Manchester, has recruited Steven Jenkins to lead its 'Buying Solutions' team.

Jenkins joins the company from healthcare provider Circle Health and will spend some of his time in the Manchester office as part of his national role.

He has experience as a project manager in the health and education sectors, and worked on the Norman Foster designed Circle Hospital in Bath.

His appointment completes the 'Buying Solutions' team, and members have responsibility for specific sectors and geographical areas.

In addition to leading the team, Jenkins will also manage the healthcare sector as well as having responsibility for the South East.

Jenkins said: "I am delighted to be here and I am looking forward to maximising the OGC opportunities for RLB. Bringing my client side knowledge I aim to capitalise on the framework, working with more public sector clients and helping to deliver a first class service."

Ann Bentley, project director at Rider Levett Bucknall, added: "Steven's appointment creates a formidable team which is poised to capitalise on the practice's historic experience in the public sector, and further enhance our excellent reputation for providing 'best commercial value' in the industry."

Chris Hartley, partner at the Manchester office of Rider Levett Bucknall, is in charge of custodial and the North of England.

The recruitment of Jenkins follows Rider Levett Bucknall's appointment to the Government's £20bn 'Buying Solutions' framework which is a national procurement partner for public services.

The framework enables the practice to provide property services to all public bodies, without the need for a formal Official Journal of the European Union tender. The framework allows Rider Levett Bucknall to build on its experience in a number of sectors including regeneration, affordable housing, health, and education.

Shane Pomeroy will look after the residential sector and the South West at Rider Levett Bucknall, while Frank Tidman joined as project manager in February from EC Harris and has the responsibility for the East and West Midlands.

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