Chief Operating Officer
Mark England is responsible for the central functions of the business, everything behind the scenes, which ensures all the people who support the business can do a great job for clients.
His background is in office agency, starting out more than 35 years ago. He was Chief Executive of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK from 2005-2012, during which time he made several acquisitions.
When BNP Paribas Real Estate bought Strutt & Parker in 2017, Mark played a leading role in the integration of the two businesses. He coordinated the practical elements such as leases and furniture to overseeing the transition for staff and ensuring the business culture was aligned.
Before the pandemic, he led a project to reimagine our workplace and create dynamic, collaborative and efficient space. This included introducing hot-desking. The project was delivered on time and to budget with an overwhelmingly positive response from staff.
As crisis management lead, when COVID hit, Mark coordinated our response.
A situation when 100% of our workforce would be working from home for a prolonged period wasn’t one which could be anticipated, but he navigated the challenge securing great feedback.
Working towards better diversity and inclusion, his leadership team has a 50-50 gender split with a good level of diversity across the 12 business functions he oversees.
Mark organised for a team from BNP Paribas Real Estate to take part in a Five Peaks Challenge and then devised a Nine Peaks Challenge in 72 hours. Despite being told it was impossible, 17 out of the 19 people who took part completed it, and the two challenges raised £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.
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