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CBNME FM Power 30 2022

CBNME FM Power 30: Stuart Harrison, CEO at Emrill, Ranks 3rd

As the head of Emrill’s executive leadership team, Stuart Harrison is responsible for driving Emrill’s performance, and delivering operational excellence and robust financial performance.

With over 29 years’ experience in a range of technical, operations and senior business roles across a wide range of projects in facilities management, construction and engineering, including management services in critical environments, such as international gateway airports, hospitals and healthcare facilities, Stuart draws from a deep understanding of the facilities management sector and expertise in client relationships to ensure Emrill delivers unrivalled services.

Stuart is a chartered professional, CMI manager and is also a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He developed the first NICEIC-accredited electrical training course in the UAE, which was introduced at Emrill to further raise electrical contracting standards in the Middle East.

Over the last two years, Stuart has driven sustainable business growth against the backdrop of the pandemic. As global economies recover and businesses get back to the ‘new normal’, Stuart has spearheaded initiatives and continuous improvement programmes that have enabled Emrill to grow year-on-year.

Stuart has led from the top, setting an example to employees at every level of the business. While he actively encourages employees to take ownership of their responsibility and empowers them to navigate their own career paths, he is known for being accessible and approachable, thanks to his hands-on approach to mentoring and the professional development of Emrill’s excellent people.

Stuart has prioritised transparent and open communication with clients—not just in the contract winning stage but also during the delivery of services to ensure Emrill continues to meet the needs of its valued partners and clients and adapt to the evolving requirements of the dynamic facilities management market.

Key achievements include:

Operational excellence achievements:

  • Tech Companion app launch
  • Efficiency-enhancing app extended to vertical communities
  • Emrill Hub launch
  • Don’t Walk By mobile app and portal
  • Behaviour-Based Safety app and portal

Promoting Safety By Choice—Not By Chance
Building on the success of Emrill’s award-winning Safer Together and Happier Together with Emrill, Stuart has been a champion of Emrill’s latest safety initiative: ‘Safety By Choice—Not By Chance’.

These focused initiatives include:

  • CPD-certified Health & Safety Risk Management in FM
  • Frontline Heroes Workplace Safety
  • Behavioural Based Safety (BBS)
  • Road To Zero
  • Not One Fall
  • Health and safety workshop for supply chain partners

With Stuart at the helm, Emrill continuously invests in new technology and embodies an innovative culture to stay ahead of the engineering curve, which has enabled the organisation to remain future-ready and provide the highest quality of facilities management services. Emrill has launched over 30 innovations in the last 12 months, including:

  • Efficiency-enhancing app for vertical communities
  • Main fire pump room remote monitoring system
  • Mobile fuel-filling unit
  • Advanced endoscopy camera
  • Use of iSnag app
  • Boom lift operation for street light cleaning
  • Enhanced disinfection process
  • IoT infrastructure management/maintenance

Sustainability achievements:

  • Dubai Chamber’s CSR label (10th consecutive year)
  • Providing greener solutions:

o        Solar-powered floodlights: achieved annual 3,285 KWH saving with minimal investment

o        Solar-charged power banks: easily maintenance and portable, enabling a fuel saving of 45-50 litres per month in addition to energy saving of 100-120 KWH per month

o        Managed/maintained LEED silver-rated buildings: achieved 2,450 KWH energy consumption savings per month with an additional 2500-2600 KWH electricity generated and returned to DEWA power grid per month

o        Greenhouse Initiative and tree planting

o        6th season organic vegetable garden

o        Energy and water saving initiatives across sites

o        Lake cleaning initative

o        100% paperless transactions

o        Al Noor Special Needs School: pro bono event support providing technical MEP/housekeeping services; volunteering work

o        Dubai Municipality collaboration: Dubai Beach Cleanup Drive