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Norse wins Archant facilities management contract
Archant, one of the UK's largest independently-owned regional media businesses, has awarded its cleaning and Facilities Management contract to Norse Commercial Services.
The three year contract, with an option to extend for a further three years, includes cleaning, building maintenance, mechanical and electrical repairs and maintenance, reception, security and caretaking.
"This is an important contract win for Norse," says Sales Director Geoff Tucker. "As a major national multi-site agreement with a single client it builds on the company's growing presence as a facilities management provider in the private sector. It is also excellent news for Norfolk and Suffolk, to see two local companies working together and employing local staff."
Archant Group Head of Procurement & Sustainability, Greg Parton, says: "It is great to be able to engage with a company which is prominent in our local communities, having its HQ in Norwich and major depots very close to most of our offices across the country. Its track record on quality, reliability and sustainability is excellent; I have told the Norse management team that our staff expect the highest standards and they are eager to show us what they can do."
Archant has 38 locations across the UK, with the company's Head Office and Archant Print in Norwich, and Archant in Ipswich - the main offices where the FM staff are employed.
The £1.5M per year contract will see 32 staff transfer to Norse under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (TUPE) when the contract starts on 1st December 2012.
This latest contract follows a number of recent significant wins for the Norwich based FM and contract services provider which, as part of the Norse Group, is placed 15th in the Archant Anglia Top100 local companies.
In October Norse Commercial Services announced its forward order book stood at over £1.5 billion, which included renewal of its joint ventures with Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council, jointly worth around £300m, and the formalising of new long-term partnerships with Wellingborough and Barnsley Councils, worth £50 million and £45 million respectively.
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28th February 2013