A Milton Keynes-based plumbing business is expanding with the launch of a facilities management sister company – Facilities Management Solutions.
Plumbing and Gas Solutions, launched by Carl Yeomanson nearly 11 years ago has used the disruption of Covid to rethink and reshape his business and is pushing ahead with its expansion plans this month.
The firm has already begun recruiting, bringing on new clients and says it is confident it will hit at least a £500,000 turnover by the end of the year.
Recognising there was an opportunity to grow, the businessman decided “the time was right for expansion rather than concern or conservatism”.
Yeomanson said: “Although some of our clients had to shut their doors during the pandemic, we have been fortunate and busier than ever. Many of our clients used this challenging time to invest in their buildings, which is where we have been able to help.
“Because so many people were home working, we were able to get into buildings, carry out major works, but without creating too much disruption.
“Despite the challenges I believe the pandemic has created a climate for businesses to flourish if they can distinguish themselves – and that is exactly what we plan to do with this launch.”
Chris Brightman, Operations Director of Facilities Management Solutions, added: “We have a fantastic range of clients who naturally, over the years, have asked us to do more for them than just plumbing and heating. So, the launch of this new company feels very much like a natural expansion.”
Facilities Management Solutions will also be based in Milton Keynes and, as with Plumbing and Gas Solutions, the new company will initially focus on serving businesses in Milton Keynes and the wider areas of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Northamptonshire.
Rather than working solely on plumbing and heating, the new company will provide a far broader building management service – focusing on key areas such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, security and access, electrics and even specialist services such as pump maintenance and landscaping.
Dan Cole, newly recruited Operations Manager of Facilities Management Solutions: “I’m delighted to come on board for what promises to be an exciting ride. Through Plumbing and Gas Solutions we already work with so many local companies and big names – Center Parcs, the University of Northampton, Milton Keynes Hospital, Yamaha to name a few.
“We know we are good at what we do. We have the expertise, customer service, and understand what a building manager wants and needs. We are reliable, reactive and are there to take away all the stress and pain. Our customers don’t have to ring around for quotes or find someone out of hours to fix a problem – we sort it all.”