Marketing specialist joins Space Solutions following record results

Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong

Workplace specialists Space Solutions has announced a key appointment to lead and deliver a new marketing strategy to capitalise on record financial results from the company.

Project completions for The Scotsman Newspaper, the BIG Partnership and ongoing projects such as the Heartlands Development on the M8 helped increase turnover in Q1 by £12.5m (up 40 per cent) on Q1 last year.

Neil Armstrong, who has more than ten years marketing experience across property, professional services and pharmaceutical clients in both domestic and international markets, will now focus on marketing the complimentary workplace services found across the Space Solutions’ portfolio; from architectural and interior design, to space planners, relocation specialists and facilities managers.

Most recently the business development director at Forth Communications Ltd, where he delivered an increase of 30 per cent net profits within 12 months. Neil had also spent three years as business development and marketing director at HBJ Gateley and a decade in various roles at Merck Serono a division of pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA.

Neil’s new remit with Space Solutions is to deliver greater alignment and performance across the marketing and sales functions of the Space Solution group of companies and to sustain growth across their core markets.

Commenting on his appointment Neil Armstrong said: “Having achieved significant growth, despite the recession, Space Solutions has a desire to continue to grow its presence and services in Scotland. As we look to expand and grow, the investment in marketing and sales function will be a significant part of delivering this objective. It is an exciting time to be joining the business and I am looking forward to the coming months as we look to open up more markets for the Space Solution brands.”

Derek Binnie, Central Belt director of Space Solutions added: “We have seen terrific growth at Space Solutions as well as record figures in the last quarter despite the continued challenging market. This increased growth stems from the development of services for new markets and the rebrand of their specialist commercial relocation and installation division to Corporate Moves. We believe therefore that it is vital that the breadth of our services is communicated and understood as we are seeing more and more businesses realising the importance of making the most of their space.

“Neil’s wealth of marketing and sales experience will ensure our continued success and we are looking forward to the future.”

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