OHS appoints new group commercial director

Written by: Facilitate Team
Published on: 6 Jul 2022

Manchester-based compliance consultancy OHS has appointed Nick Bye as group commercial director.

The move comes as the firm plans to become the UK’s only comprehensive solution for compliance and protection services in occupied and unoccupied property.

Until now, OHS has mainly dealt with occupied, managed spaces, covering risk assessment of asbestos, water and fire, but it says Bye’s appointment will provide new services to manage vacant property.

Bye has 10 years' experience in the property services sector. He previously worked at VPS Group. 

Andy Fowler, OHS managing director, said: “The business has a lot of heritage and lots of exciting expansion plans, but we also needed someone to spearhead the strategy to deliver more services. When we met Nick we realised that if we diversified into unoccupied property management – there are so many more following the pandemic – we could grow our portfolio of services and also offer a unique proposition to current customers and potential customers. Nick has fantastic contacts within various sectors, including major insurance companies who have strict requirements on making sure properties are protected and compliant. In addition, as a new board director, he will bring a new dynamic to the management team.”

Bye added: “Part of my role will be to take the business forward with new service lines, such as property maintenance and clearance work, while also developing OHS’s current service lines.

"I have a number of years’ experience of knowing what clients do and do not want from a property support service company, so I will be able to grow the business rapidly as it offers a completely holistic service.”