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Bill Paton joins VPS as non-executive advisor

VPS is delighted to announce the appointment of Bill Paton, as a non-executive advisor to the company. Bill will help VPS to develop its insurance strategy and offering across the Group.


Bill is a seasoned insurance professional who has held a variety of senior roles in the industry over the last 30 years.  Most recently, Bill worked with RSA as Claims Director for UK and Western Europe.  Prior to this, Bill has worked with AXA UK, Zurich and with DAC Beachcroft. 

Last year, Bill was awarded the Claims Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the development and reputation of general insurance claims in the UK.

“VPS is already the market leader in delivering a range of services to insurance companies in the UK. The company is the largest provider of void protection services and emergency glazing services. We want to continue to develop our offering to our customers in the UK and expand our offering across Europe.  Bill is uniquely placed to help us develop and implement our plans”, said David Taylor-Smith, VPS Group CEO.  “We also recognise the challenges this industry is facing, both from increased competition and the digitisation of the market.  With Bill’s help, we can ensure we build products and services that support these challenges so that we continue to add value to our customers.”

“I am delighted to be joining VPS Group at an exciting time in their development” added Bill.  “VPS have the professionalism, vision and ambition to successfully expand their services both in the UK and across Europe.”

About VPS

VPS is a leading player in delivering a range of services to insurance companies in the UK, a fact that was recognised just last week with its success in winning the IFSEC Customer Service Innovation of the Year award.  This year, VPS has also won the AA’s Home Services Supplier of the Year and the Insurance Claims Innovation Award.

VPS is a leading service provider for the protection of people, property and assets on a temporary or emergency basis.   It leads the European vacant property services market, providing a full suite of specialist solutions across the complete property lifecycle, as well as offering a wide range of Property Services for occupied property, from locks and glazing to grounds services and remote site security.

Activities cover security solutions (including its JCB Smart Tower CCTV and recently launched JCB Alert Tower product range, steel screens, manned guarding and live-in guardians), and property management (clearing, cleaning, waste disposal, maintenance and grounds services). In addition to key insurance customers, VPS works with social housing organisations and a wide range of commercial customers, such as property managers, retailers, industrial, construction and infrastructure companies.

VPS Group has more than 1800 employees, 5,000 customers and manages over 30,000 properties across the UK and mainland Europe. We take care of property worth over £3bn.

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