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Global consultancy and construction business Mace is to reshape its facilities management division. 

Alongside a number of new leadership team appointments, Mace’s Operate division will stop using the ‘Macro’ brand and formally adopt the Mace Group corporate identity.  

With the coronavirus rapidly transforming the way that workplaces operate across the globe, Mace has moved forward plans to integrate the Operate division with the wider business. The change will enable the business to provide clients with more cohesive services drawing on the wider built environment expertise of Mace’s consultancy, construction and development arms. 

As one of Mace’s four ‘Engines for Growth’ the company’s Operate division delivers services to public and private sector clients, working with key workplace clients to support their corporate real estate strategies. It provides FM management and consultancy services on workplace experience, portfolio efficiency and asset management to some of the world’s most high profile corporate real estate clients. 

Since the business’ inception in 2002 it has seen steady international growth, thanks in part to expansions with long-standing clients as they seek to increase their global portfolios. The business now boasts over 1,000 employees globally, operating in over 40 countries from four regional hubs. By adopting the Mace corporate identity, the business will be able to build on the Group’s existing strategic client base. 

Led by Ross Abbate, CEO for Operate, the division has also introduced a new focus on delivering exceptional workplace experience for its clients. As part of that transformation, a number of new senior appointments have been made to invest in new service lines and regional growth. New members of the leadership team include Marlies Hoodgeboom as Managing Director for UK and Europe, Nick Garniss as Centre for Excellence Director, and Maud Santamaria as Workplace Experience Director.  

Abbate said: “The future of the workplace is changing faster than ever before. As the impact of coronavirus is felt across the world, companies will be looking for support to understand what the ‘new normal’ is and how they can provide safe and secure workplaces and continue to attract and the retain the best talent for their business. 

“As we become more integrated with the wider Mace Group and build our centre for excellence on workplace experience, we will be able to draw on expertise from across our consultancy, construction and development divisions to give clients the strategic advice they need to thrive in the new world. 

“With these changes and our new leadership team in place, we have never been in a better place to provide world-leading services and continue to build our portfolio. I would like to thank everyone who works for us across the globe for everything they have done to give the business this opportunity to grow.”

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