EQUANS in Guide Dogs win

EQUANS, ENGIE’s services-led business, has won a three-year hard services facilities management contract with Guide Dogs, the united kingdom charity for those who have sight loss.

EQUANS provides services to six large freehold sites initially, including Guide Dogs’ headquarters in Reading and two smaller sites which house community-based teams. Addititionally there is potential to improve the scope to help expand sites over the UK in the foreseeable future.

Beneath the new partnership, EQUANS will be in charge of technical and environmental services sent to SFG20 standards. Having an overall objective to boost degrees of service whilst ensuring full building compliance, EQUANS may also look at means of reducing cost and ensuring investments designed to improve buildings are maximised. Ultimately, the outsourcing of the hard services FM will enable Guide Dogs to target fully on the core mission of providing services which support visually impaired people in the united states.

Because the partnership evolves, there’s also plans to explore further service choices for smaller Guide Dogs locations, that not have their very own maintenance staff and where there’s potential for EQUANS to aid with property-related capital expenditure projects. EQUANS shall also look at opportunities to aid Corporate Social Responsibility and fundraising initiatives.

Scott Birch, EQUANS UK & Ireland Regional Managing Director, commented: “Guide Dogs was seeking to appoint a reliable partner that would not only deliver service and maintenance but would also take responsibility for building compliance and safety – adding value to the charity’s activities through the services provided. I’m delighted we could actually satisfy all those requirements and we have been getting excited about supporting them within their journey ahead.”

Anna Hoskyns, Head of Facilities for Guide Dogs added: “You want to support more folks with sight loss as effectively as you can and getting the right facilities management to greatly help us provide our selection of services is key. Joining forces with a ongoing company with proven expertise we can concentrate on our core activity. We have been confident that, in appointing EQUANS, we have been teaming up with somebody that will assist us reach more folks with sight loss.”


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