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Banbury, 26th June 2008, Port@l, leaders in delivering innovative ‘Occupier’ solutions, has today appointed Jon May as Site Account Manager for its new facility in Chatham, Kent. Jon will spearhead the delivery of both the hard and soft FM services to its principal client, Vanquis Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial. The Bank has recently signed an 8-year deal for 34,000 sq ft of the Chatham facility to accommodate its 400 plus employees in a new headquarters.

Jon has over nine years property and FM experience, having previously worked for EC Harris Solutions with prime responsibility for managing Pfizer as well as other key clients. He is a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management, and is NEBOSH qualified.

Managing Director at Port@l, John Gotley comments on the new appointment, “We are delighted to welcome a professional of Jon’s calibre to the Port@l team. The task of commissioning this new facility and delivering its support services to Service Level over the duration of the contract is a major challenge. The appointment, therefore of proven individuals such as Jon demonstrates our commitment to the project and the on-going development of our client’s business.”

Jon, aged 31, lives in Ramsgate and is married with an 8 year old son. In his spare time he coaches children’s football and enjoys playing Golf.

Chatham is one of six Port@l facilities that can offer clients office, contact or data centre accommodation on a ‘managed’ basis. Other centres are located in Glasgow, Rotherham, Nottingham, Manchester and Coventry.

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Editor’s Note:
About Port@l:
Established in 2000 Port@l is part of a unique amalgamation of three ‘best-of-breed’ specialist companies (Cannock, Port@l and Direct Dialogue) that share similar ownership. This commonality is a critical point because it overcomes many of the difficulties and discontinuities encountered by partnerships. The core offering of this amalgam is space and infrastructure (environment, IT and telephony) on a managed service basis. Port@l term this organisational hosting or simply hosting and it allows their clients to retain ownership of their “crown jewels” such as brand custodianship, culture, people, processes, intellectual capital, business applications and, in the case of call centres, the actual interaction with customers.

Port@l have worked with a number of prestigious clients, including: HfS Loans, Barclays Bank, Vanquis Bank and E.ON (Powergen).

Port@l’s head office is in Banbury and they have operational centres in Glasgow, Rotherham, Nottingham, Manchester and Coventry.

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