Wates FM is kick-starting its 2020 growth strategy with a contract extension with mass media company, Discovery Communications.
The growth in Wates FM’s work pipeline marks the culmination of a six-month growth trajectory for the business following its launch in June last year, a move which has seen the Wates Group expand its nationwide FM capabilities.
The team is preparing to extend its existing contract with Discovery Communications to provide 24/7 critical engineering cover and fabric maintenance for two locations in Chiswick, including the organisation’s live broadcast premises.
Having run for three years, the contract will be extended for a further year due to team resilience, the application of innovation and continued excellence in fabric service.
James Gregg, Managing Director of Wates FM, commented:
“Since launching as Wates FM in June last year we have sustained a steady path of expansion, a balance of growth with our core client base and our emergence in new sectors in both the private and public sectors.
“Our contract extension with Discovery Communications, is a huge testament to the expertise of our team and our position as a trusted and reliable FM partner to our clients.
“Wates FM is heading into 2020 with a very healthy work pipeline but of course our growth must be steady and sustainable to ensure that we continue to deliver exceptional services to our clients, both existing and new.”
Formerly operating as Wates Smartspace, Wates FM forms part of Wates Property Services alongside the Group’s Living Space business.
Wates FM currently manages over 350 commercial properties, delivering services including statutory compliance, cleaning, security, catering, porterage, front-of-house, help desks and computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), as well as mechanical and electrical and building fabric maintenance through a mix of site based and mobile teams.