Apleona HSG Facility Management UK has retained its contract with Electricity North West for the delivery of cleaning, security and technical maintenance services.
Electricity North West are one of 14 distribution network operators in the UK and are responsible for maintaining and upgrading 13,000 km of overhead power lines and more than 44,000 km of underground electricity cables.
The relationship between Apleona and Electricity North West commenced in 2008, when Apleona won the contract for the delivery of facilities management services and project works.
Apleona then won a retender in 2017, making this year the second time the company has retained the contract through a competitive tender.
Commercial Director Mark Robison is delighted: “This is a real coup for us, knowing that our long standing partnership with Electricity North West and knowledge of what the customer wants has been rewarded with a new contract.”
Martin Taylor is the Regional Director responsible for the delivery to Electricity North West, and adds: “The success of the tender is down to us as a business challenging what we do to ensure efficiencies and innovation. The site delivery teams know the customer inside out and are always pushing themselves to go that extra mile for our client. I would like to thank them all for their continued support and hard work in the delivery of this contract.”
As workplaces open up and restrictions lift the role of the FM has become more important than ever.
The challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic are now providing a valuable opportunity for FMs to demonstrate their skills and adaptability. Whilst on a practical level FMs are responsible for making buildings safe and comfortable, they are also crucial in attracting people back to the office.
In speaking with industry leaders, it is clear that there are six key areas of focus. Zip has published a white paper which looks at each one, suggesting ways that facilities managers can tackle the complexities and pace of a return to the workplace, whilst demonstrating clear and effective leadership along the way.
To find out more download the white paper here.