Pickfords Business Solutions and VINCI Facilities, the construction and facilities management experts, were awarded ‘Best Partnership in Relocation’ at the PFM Awards 2018.
The awards, created by PFM Magazine recognize companies and suppliers that forge effective partnerships within the Facilities Management industry. The awards were held at a glittering black tie event at The Brewery in London and this category award was presented by the BAR’s Commercial Moving Group chairman Nigel Shaw.
The teams from Pickfords Business Solutions and VINCI Facilities were delighted to receive the award, which is a reflection of the long standing partnership forged between both companies. The award followed a year when VINCI Facilities and Pickfords relocated Convent Garden’s flower and vegetable markets, collaborated to find a national, multi-site digital asset verification solution and helped clients achieve their sustainability goals through Pickfords’ furniture recycling and reuse service.
Head of Business Solutions Martin Budd said “We are delighted to have won this award with VINCI Facilities. I want to congratulate teams from both companies. The award is a reflection of the strength of our long term partnership and the collaborative working which has provided ongoing benefits to VINCI Facilities clients in the last year.”
Head of Asset Management at VINCI Facilities , Duncan Hartley said “This award highlights the strength in depth and integration of the supply chain partnership between the VINCI Facilities and Pickford's businesses. Very well done to both teams! I am very proud to be a part of it, in promoting the VINCI Facilities and Pickford’s brands within the FM Industry.”
VINCI Facilities has won a new five-year contract with the Welsh Government’s department of Economy and Infrastructure to provide total facilities management and affiliated services across its property portfolio.
Secured via the National Procurement Service for Wales, the VINCI Facilities team will be delivering FM solutions covering a diverse range of buildings and facilities throughout Wales. With around 100 people transferring to VINCI Facilities, it will put together dynamic teams strategically located across Wales.
The team will be retained locally with opportunities for apprenticeships together with creating many business opportunities for Wales based SMEs as part of the supply chain; this new relationship will bring many benefits for and within Wales.
The nature of the work and its scale – there are around 1,200 properties – means there is focus on the effective use of CAFM and data management that supports the correct allocation of resources deployed throughout the contract.
Tony Raikes, managing director said,
“This builds on our track record with the Welsh Government and confirms our ability to deliver consistent services right across Wales. It is exciting because with so many different services and such a variety of facilities the contract pushes the boundaries of FM, something that our team really appreciates and was recognised during the tender process.”
VINCI Facilities has confirmed it has been awarded a contract with Shell UK Retail to provide FM services across its nationwide portfolio of company owned retail sites.
VINCI Facilities will become one of Shell’s principle hard FM service providers operating across its UK retail forecourts. The two companies formed a strong understanding of each other’s values and business objectives which allowed VINCI to create a tailored operating solution to align with Shell’s 2025 retail business ambitions.
VINCI Facilities’ team will embed the latest FM technology, digitising many aspects of the operation to deliver a best in class service that is fast, efficient and focused on quality and information visibility.
One of the goals for VINCI Facilities will be change the emphasis to preventative maintenance, improving efficiency and bringing significant savings to the Shell maintenance budget and improving the overall experience of anyone visiting a Shell fuel station.
Key to the performance measurement will be proactive data analysis and reporting processes.
Paul Cottam, director of VINCI Facilities said,
“Obviously it is a great testimony for us to be working with Shell, but it is also an exciting challenge as well. We will deploy what we believe are the most innovative ideas to speed up response rates for our mobile teams and provide complete compliance assurance to Shell when we are on site anywhere in the UK.”
Jennie Lane, UK Retail Network Delivery Manager said“We are delighted to be appointing VINCI Facilities as our Facilities Management partner, having been particularly impressed with their strengths in innovative maintenance solutions. We very much look forward to working with VINCI Facilities and its wider
VINCI businesses across the UK will collaborate with local charities to help people suffering from social exclusion by fostering community integration and strengthening social cohesion.
As well as providing £207,000 in grants, employees of VINCI businesses will dedicate some of their time to support vital charities in their local areas.
The VINCI UK Foundation, funded by VINCI businesses across the UK, supports groups and charities, which work to tackle social exclusion, foster community integration and improve access to employment and housing. The foundation launched in early 2016, with the aim of supporting good causes and providing skilled volunteers.
Grants awarded help charities to purchase or upgrade much needed resources such as tools, equipment or transport and refurbish their facilities, which in turn improves the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. The grants will also support charities to provide a range of employment training and skills development opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities in catering, hospitality and conference centre management.
Ruth Ottley, Head Coordinator of the VINCI UK Foundation, said: “I’m happy to announce that this year the VINCI UK Foundation will provide much needed grants and support to a number of local charities. These charities were chosen because of their outstanding work to improve the lives of communities across the UK. I’m very pleased that in addition to our financial support, employees from across VINCI’s businesses will also dedicate their time to support these local charities, in their efforts to alleviate social exclusion.”
For a third year, the Foundation will make a real difference to the lives of the most excluded in society and help to strengthen communities across the UK.
Projects receiving support include:
Through the Foundation, all VINCI’s employees, from apprentices to senior management, can use their experience and skills to benefit their local communities.
Businesses supporting the Foundation include VINCI Construction UK, VINCI Energies UK & ROI, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Eurovia, Bachy Soletanche, Freyssinet, VINCI Concessions and Nuvia.
More details can be found at: www.vinci-uk-foundation.co.uk.
VINCI Facilities has confirmed it has secured an initial 12-month contract with Arriva Rail London (ARL) to deliver FM services across the London Overground network.
The VINCI Facilities team began mobilising in late April and the works went live 13-days later in early May. The contract includes cleaning, fault-rectification and planned maintenance activities, and it continues from where Carillion, the previous supplier, left off following its liquidation. 119 people who worked with Carillion and its liquidator have begun working with VINCI Facilities. The scope of the TFM package covers 81 stations across the London Overground network and includes possession management and trackside FM delivery works and is worth £7.5M.
The new work with ARL builds on VINCI Facilities’ track record in rail and a clear demonstration of trackside abilities. This was further confirmed during the 13-days of mobilisation and the discussions around the works during which the VINCI Facilities team formed strong partnerships, emphasising the need for collaboration and flexibility.
Tony Raikes, managing director of VINCI Facilities said, “One of the most rewarding things about this contract with Arriva Rail London is our teams’ ability to help the client and step in to maintain FM services after the demise of Carillion. It is an exciting project, our first on over ground network, building on our successes with TfL. We’re looking forward to taking the project beyond the initial 12-months.”
Will Rogers, Arriva Rail London managing director, said, “The transition to VINCI Facilities was seamless and this is testament to the collaboration between our teams. Right across the board, at every level, everyone has done a sterling job.
"People are at the heart of what we do at Arriva Rail London and our team have continued to deliver through uncertainty. We’re looking forward to working with VINCI Facilities and continuing to deliver a great train service for Londoners.”
VINCI Facilities has confirmed that its recent deal over a three-year term with DEBENHAMS means it has secured over £150m of facilities services business.
This includes the ground breaking contract with the Five Councils (Hart District Council and Havant Borough Council, Mendip District Council, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils) announced in February as well as extending relationships with the Welsh Government, Canals & River Trust and the Royal Parks and new contracts with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
The agreement with DEBENHAMS confirms VINCI Facilities as a leading FM player on the high street. The Debenhams team were impressed by the record of VINCI with other retailers, such as Dixons Car Phone Warehouse, and its ability to provide accurate, timely management information via its bespoke CAFM system.
This is the first time Debenhams has put all of its fabric, HVAC, lift and escalators, lighting and electrical services within a single contract arrangement and under the terms agreed VINCI will be providing planned and reactive maintenance services to some 180 locations nationwide including stores in the Republic of Ireland.
Away from the High Street, VINCI Facilities is continuing to build on its reputation for consistent delivery of FM services in some challenging and different end user environments right across the UK. These range from public buildings for the Welsh Government, administrative spaces for the ONS as well as scientific laboratories and ccommodation facilities for the STFC.
The Welsh Government has extended its agreement with VINCI Facilities via its National Procurement Service and the work is worth in the region of £28m over four years. VINCI Facilities was also recently appointed to continue its successful £40m relationship with the Royal Parks – a deal that covers all of the main London parks including Hyde Park and St. James’.
Tony Raikes, managing director of VINCI Facilities said:
“The business is making great progress this year and much of our success is down to the good relationships our teams establish with our clients, their respective FM consultants and the consistent and often innovative approach to customer service of all of our people. Contract awards with clients like DEBENHAMS are special because they demonstrate that an open collaborative partnership, strong technical knowledge, and a culture of service that delivers great results. Then, renewing high profile work with the Royal Parks, Canals & River Trust and the Welsh Government shows we are at the top of our game in what are very challenging environments.”
Simon Dales, director of store operations for DEBENHAMS says: “Entering into a one stop all-inclusive contract with VINCI Facilities is an important move and will deliver overall efficiencies in management and operating costs while, at the same time enhance the store environment and experience for our customers and colleagues. We look forward to working closely with VINCI Facilities during the contract term.”
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