UPP Group Limited (UPP), a leading provider of student accommodation infrastructure and support services in the UK, has welcomed Paul Milner as Managing Director of UPP Residential Services Limited (URSL), the Group’s specialist provider of residential management services.
Paul has over 25 years’ experience in construction and operational management. He joined the Group from Balfour Beatty where he spent 15 years of this career, most recently as Commercial Director for UK Support Services overseeing the operation of a £1.5bn portfolio.
Paul will oversee the provision of residential management services to almost 30,000 rooms through UPP’s partnerships with 14 universities across the UK. He will sit on the Board of URSL, as well as the UPP Group Limited Board.
Sean O’Shea, Chief Executive Officer of UPP Group, commented: “Paul joins at an exciting time as we continue to unlock investment from capital markets and provide a platform for growth within the UK higher education sector. We are delighted to have someone with Paul’s experience leading our business in this area.”
This announcement comes following three landmark years for UPP, which has seen it access the capital markets under a £5bn bond programme and grow Group turnover to £134.4m during 2013/14.